Tag: The Ottawa Hospital

Making all the rules

Dr. Ian Stiell leads The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Medicine Research Group and is an active emergency room physician and clinical epidemiologist. His research has changed the way emergency room doctors across the world diagnose certain patients. Funnily enough, it almost didn’t happen. His mother thought he was too […]

Sponsored: Superhero cells: the next generation of cancer treatment

Medical professionals sometimes refer to the “pillars” of cancer treatment. Until recently there have been four pillars: surgery, radiotherapy, traditional chemotherapy, and precision therapy. For thousands of years, surgery was the only pillar supporting cancer care. Radiotherapy, or radiation therapy, which uses high-energy particles to destroy cancer cells […]

Sponsored: When minutes count

Dr. Guy J. Hébert, Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), hesitates when he describes himself and his fellow emergency department medical staff as “adrenaline junkies.” It’s best to describe them as professionals who thrive on highly organized chaos. “Emergency medicine has a […]

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