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First in-utero spina bifida surgery in Canada
The influenza, or “flu”, virus infects the respiratory tract and is responsible for 2,000 deaths in Canada each year. The virus is spread via droplets expelled when we talk, breathe, cough or sneeze and it can also live for hours on surfaces at home, school, work, on public transportation, and elsewhere. Learn what you can do to stay healthy this flu season.

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Shifting the culture of care
The last thing Monika expected was to become a caregiver at age 37. But when her father, an independent 73-year-old, suffered a debilitating stroke, Monika was thrust into the role of caregiver, a job for which she had no training or experience. Go inside the mind of a caregiver and learn about the challenges she is facing and the research being done by Dr. Kerry Kuluski into this important and often overlooked aspect of health care.

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First in-utero spina bifida surgery in Canada
In a Canadian first, a team from Mount Sinai Hospital and SickKids repaired a form of spina bifida in a fetus at 25 weeks gestation. The baby’s mother, Romeila Son, recovered well from surgery, and a bouncing baby girl, Eiko, was born on August 19 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Since her birth, Eiko has needed no further intervention for this usually debilitating condition.

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A conversation on complexity with Dr. Gary Newton
In the latest edition of his podcast, Dr. Ross Upshur, Director of the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation (part of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute) talks with Sinai Health System's President and CEO Dr. Gary Newton about how the health-care system needs to evolve to meet the needs of patients who have multiple chronic conditions.

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