Whether used to identify lung disease or monitor the effectiveness of asthma treatments, spirometry is a commonly-performed breathing test to measure the lungs’ capacity to move air in or out of the them.
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Ontario’s investments in cancer care are producing results and have established the province as a global leader, according to a new international study.
The study, published in “The Lancet,” looked at survival rates for four cancers—lung, breast, colorectal, and ovarian—in six countries.
Ontario is helping families stay healthy and save money by providing greater access to a variety of health services.
Ontario’s publicly-funded immunization program is helping families save up to $790 per child while providing protection to pre-school aged children against 12 different diseases.
An online survey of “baby boomers” across Canada conducted by the Alzheimer Society reveals a worrying lack of awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.
Survey results show an astonishing 23 percent of “boomers” can’t name any of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease—even though their risk doubles every five years after age 65.
Starting late next spring, communities across the province will offer new services and supports for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Roughly 8,000 kids with ASD will benefit annually from new Applied Behaviour Analysis-based services, which will help them develop communication, social and daily living skills, and manage better in school.
A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when you stay in one position for too long without shifting your weight.
This often happens if you use a wheelchair or are bedridden—even for a short period of time (for example, after surgery or an injury).
The constant pressure against the skin reduces the blood supply to that area and the affected tissue dies.
Increasing awareness about the urgent need for organ and tissue donation became a family effort this year for 87-year-old Honoria Groves.
Her great-granddaughter, Alexandria, had a life-saving liver transplant this summer when she was five months old.
On Monday, Community Care Information Management, in partnership with the Sault Area Hospital, four Local Health Integration Networks (Champlain, North East, North Simcoe Muskoka, and North West), and eHealth Ontario, completed the launch of the Integrated Assessment Record health-provider portal, “Doorways.”
Like other parts of Ontario, the Northwestern Health Unit is reporting ’flu shot numbers have been lower than usual since its immunization campaign began in mid-October.
“It’s a bit slow,” Donna Stanley, manager of infectious diseases, said during an interview last week.
The Canadian Diabetes Association’s “Clothesline” program continues to be popular here, with local drop box host “Share Bears” seeing 7,482 pounds of reusable items donated in the past year.
The CDA’s major fundraiser is the collection of used clothing and household articles, and their resale through Value Village.