Insights from Osler's clinical experts and senior leadership. Not intended to substitute medical advice. www.williamoslerhs.ca
William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. Comprised of Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (opening in early 2017), Osler currently serves over 1.3 million people living in one of the fastest-growing and most culturally-diverse regions in the country. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province.
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Please note that the content we share is strictly for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional medical advice.
With today marking World TB Day, it is important to highlight that about 10.4 million people around the world are diagnosed with TB and 1.8 million die from the disease every year, according to the World Health Organization. While the majority of people with TB live in developing countries like India, Indonesia and Nigeria, the illness also affects people in Canada with more than 1,500 cases reported in 2014 alone.
By Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, MD, FRCPC, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, William Osler Health System Patients hear it all the time: "It's just arthritis. There's nothing you can do about it." But for rhe...
As we collectively work towards helping lessen the prevalence of diabetes and living healthier lives, it is vital for people to have the knowledge at hand to understand and help prevent or effectively manage it.
It is important to know that unlike other types of cancers, lung cancer doesn't show symptoms until in much later stages. This means that by the time an individual begins to notice changes to his or her health, the cancer has significantly advanced, often making treatment more complex. However, there is still hope.
The shift in the culture has meant that every department at Osler -- from the ER to the OR -- now see it as a priority that all families are given the opportunity to choose donation. Families can find hope in knowing that there is the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and up to 75 more through tissue donation.