January is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, and with good reason. According to the 1994 Canadian Study of Health and Aging, 364,000 Canadians over the age of 65 have the disease or related dementia - and that number is expected to more than double by 2031.
An important milestone was marked recently with a celebration for two special women - Laura Entin and Madga Major, who both celebrated their 90th birthdays. These two remarkable women represent a half of a century of combined dedication to volunteering at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the MUHC
There's an exciting new resource for parents of patients at The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. The Family Resource Library has just launched its new Web site.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Emergency Department (ED) at the Montreal General Hospital are boasting performance statistics that made them one of the top performing EDs on the Island of Montreal in September.
Diabetes, a major cause of heart disease, is a growing health concern across North America. A landmark study being conducted at the McGill University Heath Centre (MUHC) will investigate strategies used to reduce the frequency of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
For people living with diabetes, healthy holiday eating is essential because proper weight management is very important to maintaining good health.
The MCH became part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in 1997. It continues to focus on family-based care and on reducing the time that children spend in hospital. This approach enables cutting-edge home care to be provided to patients along with strong support by MCH clinics.
Unless you've experienced diabetes, it's hard to imagine the impact of an insulin pump - a computerized device not much bigger than a pager, which delivers a steady infusion of insulin through a length of plastic tubing that is inserted into the skin.