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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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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.

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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.

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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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Patient says thank you after Emergency Department staff save his life

After being rushed to the Emergency Department of The Ottawa Hospital, patient Michael Crawford wants to thank the people who saved his life.

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How the pharmacy team at The Ottawa Hospital is helping to expedite the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Ottawa

Pharmacy professionals at The Ottawa Hospital play a central role in getting Ottawa residents vaccinated for COVID-19. From preparing the vaccine to building vaccine confidence, read how pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants help expedite the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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2021 Excellence Awards: The Ottawa Hospital’s incredible people and teams celebrated at special virtual event

The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards features outstanding leaders and volunteers, committed academics and educators, hidden heroes, and team players. This year, we celebrated our shining stars virtually with the help of a few special guests!

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The truth about COVID toe and ten tips to help you keep your feet healthy indoors

COVID toe was once thought to be a symptom of COVID-19, but research suggests the painful red lesions on your feet are more likely caused by something else.

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Plant-based diets: Tips from a dietitian

Should you eat a plant-based diet? Amy MacDonald, a Registered Dietitian at The Ottawa Hospital explains what a plant-based diet is, how it could protect and improve your health, and how you can get started eating more plants today.

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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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