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CHEO unveils patient-friendly electronic records system

Angie Hamson’s seven-year-old son, Charlie, has had 14 surgeries in his young life to address medical problems with his heart, brain and palate.

For most of those seven years, Hamson has carried around a binder to keep track of her son’s medical files: his test results, medical images, medication lists, discharge notes and appointment reviews. 567 more words

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Hacking health: CHEO links doctors with techies in search of innovation

Need help breastfeeding your new baby?

Have a child who’s struggling at school because of what your doctor suspects is a sleep disorder?

Or maybe your teen needs ongoing monitoring after a sports-field concussion? 559 more words

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'I saw food as the enemy': radio host Katherine Dines

For years, Katherine Dines kept her eating disorder buried beside memories of the painful childhood episodes that triggered it.

“I pretty much buried it for most of my life,” says Dines, a popular radio host at Ottawa radio station Majic 100, and the mother of two teenaged girls. 1,214 more words

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CHEO, The Royal make dramatic cut to wait times for youth mental health services

Wait times for youth mental health services have dropped dramatically in Ottawa thanks to a new system that makes it easier for young patients to enter treatment programs at CHEO and The Royal. 585 more words

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So That Was Extra Life 2016

When I started doing Extra Life in 2011, it was because I saw a few games press people doing it and thought it would be a fun thing for kicks. 1,790 more words

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CHEO efficiency program cuts wait lists, improves patient care

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has cut wait times, saved jobs and improved patient care by deploying a “lean management” system based on a model developed by the Toyota Motor Company. 663 more words

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1 in 4 Canadian toddlers overweight or obese, study says

Canada’s obesity epidemic is impacting children more than researchers previously thought. According to a new study, one in four 18-month-olds are already overweight, obese or at risk of becoming overweight. 566 more words