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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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“My nurses made me feel safe and told me I was strong”: A tribute to nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

In honour of Nursing Week 2021, Dr. Debra Bournes, Chief Nursing Executive and Vice-President, Regional Cancer Care at The Ottawa Hospital shares heartfelt thanks from patients and expresses her gratitude to nurses for the compassionate care they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual care opens doors to compassionate care for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence

The Ottawa Hospital is providing safe, compassionate care to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence with the help of virtual tools during the pandemic. Accessing care is as simple as sending an email, picking up the phone or joining a secure video chat.

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Organ donation: Your questions answered

Have you ever wondered how to become an organ donor? Or how to have that conversation with your family or friends? We spoke with experts from The Ottawa Hospital and Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) about the most common organ donation questions they receive. Here are their answers.

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National Volunteer Week 2021: Celebrating our volunteers

The Ottawa Hospital is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021 by profiling just a few of the ways our volunteers have made a big difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19: How to deal with uncertainty

Uncertainty is a common feeling when it comes to COVID-19. When will I be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine? When will I be able to see my family and friends in person again? Dr. Julie Beaulac, Clinical, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychologist at The Ottawa Hospital, has strategies to help you deal with uncertainty.

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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.

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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.

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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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