Peter Hadekel writes in the Gazette that the Charest government needs the resolve to move ahead with the necessary funding for the MUHC and CHUM projects. According to Hadekel, not only does the foot dragging add to the bills, it's encouraging opponents to step forward with claims that the heavily indebted province simply can't afford to finance two superhospitals at the same time. Hadekel points out the economic impact the projects would have on the city's knowledge economy, with two state-of-the-art teaching hospitals. They would allow Montreal to remain in the game of attracting some of the brightest medical minds in the world.
André Pratte writes in an editorial in La Presse on the need for construction of the new McGill hospital, contrary to what some groups are advocating. Pratte says that McGill is recognized around the world, attracts tens of millions more in research funds than other Quebec universities, and gives our health system unequalled access to the best international resources of knowledge.
The Board of Directors of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) welcomed today the announcement of the appointment of MUHC Director General and CEO Dr. Arthur T. Porter to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
A rock producer turned McGill professor, Daniel Levitin is delving deep into the workings of the mind to see how a pop song uses emotions to embed itself in your memory. Clive Thompson of the New York Times reports.
New Year's good news for 2007 has arrived at the McGill University Health Centre in the form of a 3.120 kg baby girl born at 1:15 a.m. on January 1, 2007.
World's top physicists face off on the big question at Trottier Symposium.
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Dr. Linda Christmann, Associate Executive Director of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer has accepted the position of Chief of Surgery at the Children's.
The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased strikingly in adults and children, according to a new population study by MUHC researchers and reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Severe cases of congenital heart disease are on the rise among North American adults, but researchers say that probably means growing numbers of infants born with the condition are surviving into adulthood. "This is a real success story," said Dr. Ariane Marelli, lead author of a new study on the trend and director of the McGill Adult Unit for Congenital Heart Disease Excellence.