Important message regarding VM-Med’s response to the current COVID-19 crisis

At VM-Med, the health and safety of our patients, our staff and our community are a top priority. That is why, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with recommended safety guidelines, we are limiting certain non-urgent services at our clinic for an indefinite period. However, we realize that there is still […]

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Point of View: Patience, please — waiting for cancer surgery during a pandemic

(Onrén:hote Dan David/ CBC News ) — Five days after the Montreal General Hospital cancelled my surgery, I had questions that needed answers: “Why?” and “What next?” I’m a cancer patient. Last year, I beat throat cancer. This year, about a month ago, I found out I have bowel cancer and need an operation. The […]

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Coronavirus: It’s important for pregnant women to stay healthy and positive

(Linda Gyulai/ The Gazette) — Stay healthy and stay positive. To some, it may sound simplistic, even glib, as Canada fights the global COVID-19 pandemic. But the advice is important to women who are pregnant now, says a Montreal researcher who studies the effects of maternal stress on the developing fetus during natural disasters. The […]

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Pro tip: Get a better night’s sleep and don’t let coronavirus worries run you down

(Darcel Rockett/ Chicago Tribune) — Daylight savings time barely happened before the coronavirus forced Illinoisans to self-isolate. And we all can relate to how hard it is to lose an hour when the spring equinox rolls around, right? But now that COVID-19 has shifted our immediate priorities, it may have also shifted your sleep patterns […]

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COVID-19 taking a toll on Quebecers’ mental health: psychologists

(Matt Gilmour and Adam Kovac/ CTV News) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll not just on physical health but on mental health, according to psychologists. “Sadly, I think the longer this goes on, the more you’ll see people shifting from the initial stress and maybe getting a little exhausted by that stress. Now, […]

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Shopping during coronavirus? Gloves might not be as effective as you think

(Emily Bamforth/ Cleveland.com) — Gloves don’t entirely stop the spread of the coronavirus — particularly if you don’t use them correctly, a Case Western Reserve University hygiene expert says. Shanina Knighton, a nurse and researcher, told university publication The Daily that while shopping at the grocery store, customers should be aware that workers might not […]

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How AI is improving cancer diagnostics

(Neil Savage/ Nature) — When a young girl came to New York University (NYU) Langone Health for a routine follow-up, tests seemed to show that the medulloblastoma for which she had been treated a few years earlier had returned. The girl’s recurrent cancer was found in the same part of brain as before, and the […]

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COVID-19 treatment might already exist in old drugs – we’re using pieces of the coronavirus itself to find them

(Nevan Krogan/ The Conversation) — Why don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 – is completely new and attacks cells in a novel way. Every virus is different and so are the drugs used to treat them. […]

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Coronavirus: not all hand sanitisers work against it – here’s what you should use

(Manal Mohammed/ The Conversation) — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, sales of hand sanitisers have soared. It’s become such a sought-after product that pharmacies and supermarkets have started limiting the number that people can buy at one time. New York state has even announced it will start producing its own hand sanitiser to meet demand. Though […]

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COVID-19 self-care guide

(Gouvernement du Québec) — Your home is your primary care centre. The purpose of this guide is to help you in taking the best decisions for your own health and the health of your close friends and family during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will enable you to: Learn the best ways to protect […]

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