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The Next Level of Spine Surgery

Advancements in technology used during spinal surgery are providing numerous benefits for patients and surgical teams. Orthopedic surgeons at Hamilton Health Sciences, specifically those at Hamilton General Hospital and McMaster Children’s Hospital, now have the critical equipment to take advantage of those advancements.

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Rehabilitation for the Region

“We work together with the common goal of optimizing a patient’s function and preparing them for discharge to the most appropriate setting,” explains Tricia Illman, a Registered Occupational Therapist at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre’s Adult Wheelchair and Seating Clinic.

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MS Support for the Entire Journey

Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) comes with a unique set of challenges for both patients and families, but they should know that they are never alone.

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Four Local Businesses Join Care4 Program

We are pleased to announce that Vineland Estates Winery, Forsythe Health Care, Joseph Tassoni Face Coverings and Healthy Planet Canada have joined our Care4 cause marketing program.

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New Partnership With Joseph Tassoni

We are proud to partner with Joseph Tassoni, a Burlington-based Canadian high-end fashion brand to develop a custom Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation non-medical face covering this is available for $15.

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Continuous Cardiac Care

The shortness of breath became more frequent and her heart rate spiked without warning. In 2016, activities like climbing stairs and carrying a laundry basket grew increasingly difficult for Wendy from Haldimand County.

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A New Baby, Business Line and Partnership Amidst a Pandemic

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, local businessman Greg Forsythe and his wife Shanon were expecting their first child. At the same time, Greg decided it was time to use his family’s 109-years of experience in blending to develop a new division of Forsythe Lubrication called Forsythe Health Care.

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Win BIG With Our Ontario-Wide 50/50 Lottery!

You can win big with our 50/50 Inspiration Lottery. Fifty per cent of the proceeds will support highest-priority needs at Hamilton Health Sciences and the other 50 per cent will be awarded to one lucky winner.

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The Iron Will of a Trauma Survivor

Shelley Wickenheiser regularly competes in Ironman triathlons, which are regarded as one of the most difficult races in the world. But on one sunny day in September 2018, Shelley’s future in sports was jeopardized when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.

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Firefighter’s High-Rope Rescue Turns Deadly

Captain Charles Madder of the Hamilton Fire Department arrived at the top of the gorge with fellow members of the High Angle Rope Rescue team in July 2019. What started as a search-and-rescue mission quickly turned into a life-threatening situation for Charles himself.