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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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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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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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