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patient performs a wheelie in a wheelchair supported by physiotherapist Melanie White (left). Lodi Sculthrope stands in a harness being supported by Andrea Chase (right).
Sex education and wheelies: Spinal cord injury patients receive more equitable access to care during rehabilitation

What people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) learn about sex, wheelchair skills and more isn’t the same everywhere. A new program at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre is taking on sex education and other key topics to help make sure SCI patients get the information they want and need.

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Top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis

Hepatitis is a serious condition that may not have any signs or symptoms. Here are our top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis.

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Prevent skin cancer: How to check your skin for signs of melanoma

Checking your skin for signs of skin cancer can help you detect and treat it early. Learn how to check for melanoma properly with tips from Dr. Jennifer Beecker, dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Does expired sunscreen still work? Straightforward answers to your burning sunscreen questions

Sunscreen helps protect your skin against skin cancer (including melanoma) and skin damage, but do you really know how to use it correctly? From whether you can use expired sunscreen, to whether people with darker skin need to use it at all, Dr. Jennifer Beecker, a dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital, has some surprising answers to a full spectrum of sunscreen questions.

From left to right, Judie Wheeland, Marney Cooper and Andree Kaspardlov,
Resident Support Aides: bringing companionship and support to seniors in long-term care

Judie Wheeland became a Resident Support Aide in a long-term care home after caring for her elderly parents. A new provincial program, supported by The Ottawa Hospital, has helped Judie and others re-train and support seniors in the region’s long-term care homes.

Rosemary Bickerton (left) and Joselyn Banks (right)
Resilience, innovation and teamwork – check out the 2020-2021 annual report!

From our COVID-19 response within our walls and in our community, to the latest plans for the new Civic development, read inspiring stories of resilience, innovation and teamwork in the 2020-2021 annual report.

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