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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.

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An oral history of COVID-19 in Ottawa: The Brewer Assessment Centre

As the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Ottawa in March 2020, key members from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO, Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa were given just 48 hours to open a testing centre. This is the story of how the Brewer Assessment Centre came to be, as told by the team who made it all happen.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated COVID-19 vaccine Q&A with Dr. Kumanan Wilson

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe? Does the vaccine still protect me against COVID-19 variants? A deep dive into the vaccine questions we’ve all been wondering about.

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Awake Brain Surgery: Your questions answered

Awake brain surgery may sound like science fiction, but neurosurgeons at The Ottawa Hospital use it to transform the lives of patients with life-threatening brain tumours or lesions. Dr. Safraz Mohammed, staff neurosurgeon at The Ottawa Hospital answers your questions about awake brain surgery.

A young lady is coping with COVID-19 stress at The Ottawa Hospital
COVID-19 Compassion is a part of managing stress

It is normal to feel stress related to COVID-19 and all the pressures that it may present. Many of us are feeling stretched and stressed, and are letting go of some of the coping strategies that have helped us. Read on for some validation that you are not alone in this struggle.

Shift work and sleep
Shift work and sleep: Sleep tips from the experts

Shift workers face unique challenges when it comes to sleep. Sleep physician and researcher Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska and health psychologist Dr. Kerri Ritchie from The Ottawa Hospital offer sleep tips for shift workers.

Jessica Campoli, psychology resident at The Ottawa Hospital offers four tips for reducing worry: Breathe deeply; write it down and determine your options; let go of what you can’t control; take a break from worry.
Feeling worried? Four tips to help you not worry so much

We all worry. It’s part of life. But some of us worry so much that it affects our health, our relationships or our work. Experts at the Ottawa Hospital offer tips for how to worry less and when to seek support.

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.