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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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Virtual Care FAQs: Answering your questions about online appointments

Virtual care is a popular way for patients to get quality health care virtually, without coming to the hospital. Having an online appointment with your doctor or other member of your care team is safe, secure and convenient. Read on for answers to common questions about virtual care.

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Virtual care: Tips to make the most of your next online appointment

Are you ready for your next virtual meeting with your doctor? There are important things to do before, during and after your next online appointment. Read our practical tips to make the most of it!

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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.

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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 timeline-A year in review
COVID-19 timeline: A year in review

When COVID-19 first arrived in Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital was ready to respond. Explore the COVID-19 timeline to learn how care teams, researchers and the community have come together over the past year.

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International Women’s Day 2021: Celebrating some of our exceptional women

For International Women’s Day 2021, we asked four amazing women who work at The Ottawa Hospital one question: What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Here is what they said.

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New unit adds forty hospital beds to help increase capacity, reduce wait times

Constructed in just nine weeks, a new 40-bed temporary structure at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus will help increase capacity and reduce ambulance offload times.

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University students give roses to hospital staff on Valentine’s Day

CU and UO Smile club members deliver 400 roses to front-line staff at The Ottawa Hospital to show their gratitude this Valentine’s Day.

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.

Caileigh, the virtual therapy dog.
Tales of a therapy dog

Need a lift? In this four-part series, The Ottawa Hospital volunteer Christine Phillips shares pre-COVID-19 stories of how she and her therapy dog, Caileigh make a difference in people’s lives.

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The holidays, COVID-19 and mental health: Tips to help guide you through a pandemic-heavy holiday season

The holidays can put a strain on our mental health, especially during COVID-19. Read on for tips on how to manage a COVID-heavy holiday season and set up activities that promote wellness.

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