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Finding information about your health shouldn’t be complicated. Healthy Tomorrows is a collection of health stories, insights and tips from experts at The Ottawa Hospital to help you and your family live healthier lives.

Irene Watpool and Rebecca Porteous standing near an empty bed in the ICU
Giving every COVID-19 patient the chance to participate in research

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Irene and Rebecca have been on the front lines explaining all the available clinical trials to these patients and their families, often during those first difficult days of hospitalization.

Jenna Keindel (left) and Dr. Kelly Coby
Patient gets life-changing diagnosis thanks to Open Science

For years, doctors thought Jenna Keindel had limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, even though they couldn’t find the exact gene that was causing the disease. This all changed when Jenna read a research article about an autoimmune disorder that mimicked muscular dystrophy – sending her life, and diagnosis, on an entirely new path.

Susan and Ron Wulf sit on a couch playing cards
Stroke, brain tumour, awake brain surgery: nothing stops Ron Wulf

A quiet night in for linguist Ron Wulf was the beginning of a long health journey that included a stroke, a brain tumour and awake brain surgery. He credits the staff at The Ottawa Hospital and his love for language for helping him recover and is sharing his experience with the medical community.

Patient advisors at the storytelling workshop broke into small groups to practice storytelling strategies.
Patient advisors co-create a new storytelling workshop to enhance medical education

Every patient who comes to The Ottawa Hospital has a story. A new workshop at The Ottawa Hospital is teaching patients the finer points of storytelling so that they can become compelling teachers for the health-care professionals of today and tomorrow.

aSAH survivor and her daughter
aSAH survivor and her daughter help advance stroke research

When 61-year-old Debi Borbridge had an aSAH, a rare form of stroke, little did she know that two years later she and her daughter would be helping to shape the future of research in this field.

Ron Cooper is sitting on his home bed
Patients get dialysis care from home

The Home Dialysis team at The Ottawa Hospital gives some patients the option to receive their dialysis treatment at home. Dedicated staff meet challenges to deliver more accessible care.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.