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I'm excited to see two excellent UHN podcasts score nominations at the 2023 Canadian Podcast Awards – the only hospital-produced podcasts in Canada to be so recognized.
"Behind the Breakthrough," hosted by Christian Cote and exploring UHN scientists and their groundbreaking research, is nominated for Outstanding Health & Fitness Series and Outstanding Branded Series.
"Your Complex Brain," produced by the Krembil Brain Institute team, hosted by Heather Sherman, and delving into the complexities of our most powerful organ, is nominated for Outstanding Science Series and Outstanding Branded Series. Congratulations! See the full nominees
online. Listen and follow both shows and other
great UHN podcasts here.
November is Osteoporosis Month. Over 2.3 million Canadians are affected by this "silent" disease, characterized by bone loss that makes bones susceptible to fracture, and at least one in three women and one in five men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime.
UHN's Osteoporosis Program, led by Dr. Angela Cheung, provides diagnostic and clinical services to more than 5,000 patients and performs groundbreaking research into potential treatments and technologies. This clinic, together with UHN's Joint Department of Medical Imaging, launched the University of Toronto
Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment, a group of bone diagnostic centres formed in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital to provide diagnostic tests for osteoporosis. We thank our colleagues at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, and Toronto Rehab – Lyndhurst Centre for their work across care, research, and education.
November is Falls Prevention Month. Thank you to everyone across UHN who supports the safe mobility of our patients. With falls being a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for seniors, Toronto Rehab (TR) offers
an 8-week Falls Prevention program to participants identified as high risk for falling. Along with individual assessments, the group program explores a breadth of topics, including footwear, home, outdoor and stair safety, getting up from a fall, and fear of falling. Together with The Kite Research Institute, and through the shared
Movement Evaluation Lab, TR engages patients in therapy that also informs research in real time. KITE researchers use FallsLab's state-of-the-art platform and gantry to assess how people stop themselves from falling after losing their balance, and how different conditions affect the control of balance and gait. They aim to develop therapies for people with conditions that increase their risk of falling and to design and test technologies that prevent or mitigate falls.
UHN Altum Health's inter-disciplinary rehabilitation teams support clients in assessing and treating the impacts of falls every day. Clinicians often take a preventative approach, recommending modifications to mitigate potential risk factors that advance musculoskeletal or neurological injuries. Clients develop tools to improve independence, safety, and accessibility to help reduce falls.
Last Wednesday, four UHN sites welcomed the Grade 9 students of TeamUHN members for Take Our Kids to Work Day 2023. More than 150 students participated in educational activities at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, and Toronto Rehab, University Centre. It marked the first time in four years that UHN was able to bring back the programs, organized by Volunteer Resources. As Michael Cousineau, Director of Talent Acquisition, Volunteer Resources & Graduate Careers at UHN, told UHN News: "This is also UHN's opportunity to help our children better understand not only what we do, but why we do it." My thanks to the more than 80 TeamUHN members who made this day such a success. Read UHN News for more.
And now… our video of the week. This
clip shows how TeamUHN's Grade 9 students experienced Take Our Kids to Work Day 2023.
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