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Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook

There's an old saying used in medical school (and also heard on Grey's Anatomy):

    Jeanne’s Story: Hard-To-Diagnose Tumours Finally Found

    Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook There's an old saying used in medical school (and also heard on Grey's Anatomy): "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras." And in many cases, it's true: think straight an...

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  • Written by Katherine Nazimek, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

    ‘Good’ Cholesterol: You Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

    Written by Katherine Nazimek, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. "Everything in moderation." What was once my excuse to periodically indulge in some not-so-good behaviours (read: eating dessert), is now the motto too for over-indulging in those "...

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Written by Monica Matys, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

Years ago, an emergency doctor mentioned something that always stayed with me. Despite having spent his career treating people who had, in many cases, barely survived ...

    How Some People Find Happiness After A Trauma

    Thinkstock photo Written by Monica Matys, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. Years ago, an emergency doctor mentioned something that always stayed with me. Despite having spent his career treating people who had, in many cases, barely survived ...

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Written by Katherine Nazimek, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

The holidays are a time to gather around a table with family or friends and chomp down on a delicious meal. But it could ruin your social game (and conscience) if you and your loved...

    How To Avoid Poultry Poisoning At Your Next Holiday Dinner

    Written by Katherine Nazimek, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. The holidays are a time to gather around a table with family or friends and chomp down on a delicious meal. But it could ruin your social game (and conscience) if you and your loved...

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  • Written by Dr. Nancy Durand, a gynaecologist at Sunnybrook with a clinical and research interest in minimally invasive surgery, HPV and colposcopy.

It's something many women can relate to: concern about an unplanned pregnancy following unprotected sex...

    Emergency Contraception: What You Need To Know

    Written by Dr. Nancy Durand, a gynaecologist at Sunnybrook with a clinical and research interest in minimally invasive surgery, HPV and colposcopy. It's something many women can relate to: concern about an unplanned pregnancy following unprotected sex...

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  • Written by Alexis Dobranowski, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause physical changes that affect sexual desire. Cancer treatments can put women into permanent menopause and bring on a host of emotions and ch...

    Sex And Intimacy After Cancer: A Guide For Women

    Written by Alexis Dobranowski, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause physical changes that affect sexual desire. Cancer treatments can put women into permanent menopause and bring on a host of emotions and ch...

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  • Written by Dr. Ilana Halperin, an endocrinologist and internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

Have you ever noticed that the

    I’m Cold, Tired And Depressed: Is Something Wrong With My Thyroid?

    Written by Dr. Ilana Halperin, an endocrinologist and internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Have you ever noticed that the "health" magazines in the grocery store checkout are filled with thyroid cures and fixes? I often tell my patients th...

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  • Written by Alexis Dobranowski, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

Planning for a return to work after time away for cancer treatment can be a daunting and stressful task.

Occupational therapist Leslie Gibson says patients often come to her with ...

    What You Should Know About Returning To Work After Cancer Treatment

    Written by Alexis Dobranowski, a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. Planning for a return to work after time away for cancer treatment can be a daunting and stressful task. Occupational therapist Leslie Gibson says patients often come to her with ...

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  • Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

Wow. It's hot. The temperature is climbing up toward 32 degrees Celsius (that's about 81 F) and it feels even hotter with the sticky humidity (closer to 40 degrees Celcius). 

This h...

    What To Eat In The Heat

    Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. Wow. It's hot. The temperature is climbing up toward 32 degrees Celsius (that's about 81 F) and it feels even hotter with the sticky humidity (closer to 40 degrees Celcius). This h...

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  • Written by Sybil Millar, Communications Advisor for the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Critical Care and Infectious Diseases programs at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Zika virus has been getting a lot of attention in Canada this week, after the first s...

    Zika Virus: What You Need To Know

    Written by Sybil Millar, Communications Advisor for the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Critical Care and Infectious Diseases programs at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Zika virus has been getting a lot of attention in Canada this week, after the first s...

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  • Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

It can hurt. And it's certainly an uncomfortable position to be in. And I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum.

Oh, the Pap test. ~cue crossed legs and sweaty ...

    Is It Time For Your Pap Test?

    Written by Alexis Dobranowski, Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook. It can hurt. And it's certainly an uncomfortable position to be in. And I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum. Oh, the Pap test. ~cue crossed legs and sweaty ...

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April 16 is Advanced Care Planning Day. Learn more about Advanced Care Planning & start a conversation today. 

Question:  My husband and I have no children and no real close blood relatives.  I worry about what's going to happen to us w...

    Planning For End Of Life Care When There Is No Next Of Kin

    istock photo April 16 is Advanced Care Planning Day. Learn more about Advanced Care Planning & start a conversation today. Question: My husband and I have no children and no real close blood relatives. I worry about what's going to happen to us w...

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