2018 Coat Drive: Time to spread some warmth

With colder days around the corner, we’ve kicked off a beloved Mission tradition at our HDH site:  collecting coats and accessories to help people in our community stay warmer and healthier this winter.

Video game could improve the health of children with autism

A group of local families is helping a Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University research team study the effectiveness of a novel “exergaming” program – a technology that combines fitness and video gaming – to help improve physical activity and health in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A North American first: KHSC uses novel technology to perform complex aortic surgery

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first in North America to offer a unique surgical procedure to treat patients with a complex aortic disease known as an aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the largest artery in the body splits or breaks.

Repairing the aorta, especially at its upper arch – the curved segment where the neck vessels branch off to provide blood to the brain – is challenging and risky, and can be further complicated because the damage can extend further down, into the chest portion of the artery. 

KHSC trauma experts training the public to 'Stop the Bleed'

Saving lives is the specialty of trauma experts at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and now they’re taking the basics of one of their most critical skills—stopping uncontrollable bleeding—directly to the public so people can act quickly in emergencies such as active shooter or explosive events.

“Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma,” says Dr. Chris Evans, Medical Director for the Trauma Program at the KGH site. 

Research focuses on novel approach to physiotherapy

The worlds of physiotherapy and psychology might seem unrelated. However, one physiotherapist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) wants to find out if blending the two fields can lead to better patient care. 

Kyle Vader has worked in the Chronic Pain Clinic at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of KHSC since 2016 and knows first-hand that the role of a physiotherapist is much more than simply coaching patients through physical movements.

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