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It's Emergency Preparedness Week, an important time for us all to reflect on how we can more effectively prepare for unforeseen situations and stay safe. This year's theme, "Be Prepared. Know the Risks," speaks to the importance of being aware of potential dangers at work, home, and in our communities, and ensuring a plan of action is in place. UHN's
Emergency Preparedness department is committed to the safety and security of all TeamUHN members. The group has released
a detailed Emergency Preparedness Plan and valuable information on how TeamUHN members can
be prepared for emergencies. We thank these dedicated professionals for their diligence. We all have a shared responsibility to reduce risk and lessen the impacts of emergency events.
May 8th is
Thalassemia Awareness Day , dedicated to boosting support for people with this inherited red blood cell disorder. People with Thalassemia cannot produce sufficient hemoglobin and the most severe forms require lifelong blood transfusions every three to four weeks. While life-sustaining, transfusions also deposit iron in the body that can build up to dangerous levels in organs, including the heart and liver, which can result in organ damage and endocrine problems if not managed with medication. While Thalassemia can impact all people, it is
commonly diagnosed in those whose ancestors are from parts of the world where falciparum malaria was or is still endemic, including Africa, Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
UHN's Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic (RBCD) is dedicated to managing Thalassemia and other red blood cell disorders using a holistic approach that recognizes the resilience, coping strategies, and dreams of those who live full lives with this condition. The RBCD Clinic is hosting the
Wholistic Health Series, a free, five-part series running in May and June. Learn more about Thalassemia and other red blood cell disorders by visiting the
RBCD Hub – the official Blog of the RBCD Clinic!
May 10th is World Lupus Day. Approximately 1 in 1,000 Canadians are affected by this autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue. Our colleagues at UHN's
Lupus Clinic have studied the autoimmune disease for more than half a century. They continue to provide world-class care and innovate new diagnostic tools and therapies in addition to being leaders in disease education and research. Established in 1970, the Lupus Clinic has one of the largest patient databases in the world, with more than 2,200 patients and over 80,000 clinic visits. In 2015, they established the NeuroLupus Program, which has also become one of the world's largest and most comprehensive neuropsychiatric lupus databases, focused on the assessment of cognitive function. This comprehensive database has enabled researchers to build a necessary clinical and research framework, in order to adequately characterize cognitive function and depressive symptoms in patients with lupus. Thanks to their work and dedication, we understand much more about lupus diagnosis and treatments, which help our patients lead normal lives.
Learn more about how the team at UHN's Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital treats patients who are artists of all disciplines with care tailored to meet their unique needs. Toronto cellist David Liam Roberts told UHN News he began coming to the centre after experiencing spine pain due to the repetitive motions of playing his instrument four hours a day – pain not unlike what athletes experience. David Liam regularly sees the centre's massage therapist and said he appreciates having a "physiotherapist see how you play the instrument and critique any repetitive motions you make that might be a risk for developing an injury overtime." Since opening in 2002, this one-of-a-kind centre has treated about 500 Ontario artists a year. The clinic helps to subsidize treatment for artists who demonstrate financial need, ensuring those with unstable incomes can access the care they need.
Read the full UHN News story.
May is Foot Health Month – a big thank you to the teams across UHN and our community partners who care for people with conditions affecting their feet. UHN is fortunate to have specialized care offered by chiropodists, students in The Michener Institute's Chiropody Clinic, wound care nurse specialists, and specialists in the Vascular Clinic and the Foot and Ankle Clinic. However, we need more people with the skills to assess feet and identify when to connect people to the right level of care. The Best Foot Forward Future Skills Centre grant research team at UHN has developed training modules that teach staff how to use the validated Inlow's foot screening tool to identify when a person should connect to care. With the focus on foot health in May, the team is inviting any staff at UHN who are not foot care specialists to learn this skill, aligning with UHN's vision of A Healthier World. The training is voluntary and consists of six modules delivered in-person over one four-hour training session, including the practical screening of feet. If you are interested in accessing this training as an individual or would like to set up this training for your team, please contact Saul Cobbing at
And now… our
video of the week. In this
clip, we learn how UHN's Medical Laboratory Technologists use a single eyelash to scoop up tiny kidney biopsy samples and load them into UHN's most powerful microscope.
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