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Mar 15, 2018

Rehanna Ramdath, who still lives with the effects of endometriosis years after it was initially diagnosed, said the disorder has affected every aspect of her life. When she was a teenager, Rehanna Ramdath was told that painful periods were normal, and that many women her age experienced the same pain she was having. That was […]

Mar 14, 2018

The Ottawa Hospital is launching a campaign to make research more visible and accessible to patients. Clinical Research Facilitator Tammy Beaudoin is leading the charge with colourful buttons inviting patients to ask staff questions about research.   When people first arrive at The Ottawa Hospital, research is often the last thing on their minds. Yet […]

Mar 7, 2018

An advocate for strong, positive patient experiences, Dr. Virginia Roth will continue to lead The Ottawa Hospital in providing patient- and family-centred care.   She has worked on some of the most high-profile diseases in recent years, including H1N1, SARS and MRSA. Now, Dr. Virginia Roth oversees the approximately 1,400 doctors at The Ottawa Hospital […]

Feb 28, 2018

If you feel that technostress is interfering with your daily activities or your relationships, you may need to change some behaviours to make technology work for you.   Technostress can interfere with your daily activities or relationships. If you feel that’s happening to you, your coping system may need the free upgrade recommended by two […]

Feb 21, 2018

Marina Moraitis (second from left) joined more than 2,000 other tartan-clad runners in Perth’s World Record Kilt Run in June 2017. Fellow kilt-runners included (left to right) Susan Sami, Georgette Houle and Hayley Claassen. Photo by Ian Hunter.   Marina Moraitis has a collection of “bling” – medals she’s won from running road races. Her […]

Feb 14, 2018

Recreation therapists take patients to places like Ottawa Senators games, so they can learn about building accessibility and how to get places using ParaTranspo. February is Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month.   What’s it like going to an Ottawa Senators game in a wheelchair? How accessible is the restaurant where you are meeting your friends? How […]

Feb 7, 2018

Fran Cosper had three physiotherapy sessions a week in The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre pool. “There’s something about visually seeing yourself walk and move in a weightless environment – it’s a mind-body connection,” said Cosper, who walked out of the centre in October. “That’s when the mind realizes ‘it’s possible.’ If you can visualize it, […]

Feb 1, 2018

Patient Cathy Chapman (left) and her sister, Enid Holohan, discussed her clinical trial treatment with Clinical Research Coordinator Saara Ali (right). Chemotherapy wasn’t working for Cathy Chapman. However, a genetic test identified a specific gene mutation that meant she could take part in a new cancer drug trial. Chapman was diagnosed with colon cancer in […]

Jan 31, 2018

Donna Jakowec embraced running as part of her mental therapy while going through cancer treatment.   By Donna Jakowec I realize now that it wasn’t just a journey to heal my body. It was also a journey to heal my emotional and mental state. Here are some highlights… and some lowlights. But I have come […]

Jan 24, 2018

Peter Ringlet said his wife, Brenda Ringlet, often talked about organ donation and wanted to help those in need. After she passed away, he worked with hospital staff to ensure her wishes were granted. Ronnie Gavsie (left), President and CEO of Trillium Gift of Life Network, and Katherine Cotton, chair of the hospital’s Board of […]