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New appointments to Niagara Health’s Physician Leadership Team

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New appointments to Niagara Health’s Physician Leadership Team

Niagara Health is excited to announce the appointments of two members of our physician team, Dr. Johan Viljoen and Dr. Rafi Setrak, to key roles in our organization. Dr. Viljoen assumes the new role of Deputy Chief of Staff, in addition to his responsibilities as Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology. Dr. Setrak, Site Chief of Emergency Medicine […]

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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

Free quit smoking patches are available to Niagara residents for a limited time. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt. WHAT: Free patches for adults in Niagara to quit smoking WHERE: […]

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How a female sex hormone may protect against STIs: Study

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How a female sex hormone may protect against STIs: Study

A team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted viral infections. In a study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, Kaushic and colleagues […]

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McMaster scientists uncover new way to grow rare life-saving blood stem cells

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McMaster scientists uncover new way to grow rare life-saving blood stem cells

Researchers at McMaster University’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute have made significant steps forward in understanding the stem cells of the human blood system after discovering how a key protein allows for better control and regeneration of these cells. This discovery, published last month in the scientific journal Nature illustrates how a protein called […]

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Niagara Health celebrates excellence in nursing

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Niagara Health celebrates excellence in nursing

Nursing Week began Monday at Niagara Health, and we’re celebrating excellence in nursing and recognizing our nurses for all they do to provide an extraordinary patient experience. At 2,200 strong, our Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses make up almost half of the Niagara Health staff population, caring for an estimated 500,000 patients […]

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NHS recruits internationally reputable expert for Chief of Diagnostic Imaging

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NHS recruits internationally reputable expert for Chief of Diagnostic Imaging

The Niagara Health System is pleased to announce the recruitment of nationally and internationally renowned Dr. Julian Dobranowski to the position of Chief of Diagnostic Imaging for the organization. Dr. Dobranowski comes to Niagara Health System from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton where he was the Senior Consultant for Strategic Quality Initiatives and the Director of the Centre […]

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