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Connect with Osler leaders at upcoming Telephone Town Hall

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023 02:04 PM

Learn about the latest updates from the hospital, including the transformation of Peel Memorial, Osler’s visitor policy and more.

William Osler Health System (Osler) is inviting community members to participate in its next Telephone Town Hall from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Residents will hear about exciting developments for health care in our communities, including the transformation of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness into Brampton’s new hospital, comprehensive...

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Don’t wait, vaccinate: an adult’s guide

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 09:00 AM

When we’re young there are a number of vaccines we receive to protect ourselves and others from many different diseases. But this shouldn’t end as we get older!

Vaccination is a life-long essential tool to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community. In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it can be easy to forget to stay up-to-date with vaccinations, but it is important to stay vigilant with vaccine records as we get older.

We spoke with Osler’s Infection Control and Infectious...

Dr. Kirstin Perdrizet, Medical Oncologist at Osler

Dr. Perdrizet’s five tips for esophageal cancer prevention

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2023 03:13 PM

Dr. Kirstin Perdrizet, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a medical oncologist at Osler. Dr. Perdrizet received her medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed her medical oncology training at the University of Toronto. She completed her thoracic oncology training with a fellowship and earned her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through the University of Toronto.

Esophageal cancer starts in the cells of the esophagus, located in the throat and impacts more than 2,500 Canadians each year

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Taking care of your gut: Understanding your symptoms and the risks of colon cancer

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023 09:18 AM

Colorectal cancer is a common, and sometimes life-threatening, disease. It can be hereditary, but also can develop as a result of the lifestyle we lead. The inner workings of our gut can be complicated to understand at times and it’s important to speak with your doctor if you have concerns.

We spoke to Dr. Natasha Chandok, who is both a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Brampton Civic Hospital, to learn more about how we can take care of our gut and take action to prevent colon cancer.


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Learning how to cope with a diabetes diagnosis as a family

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 01:12 PM

A diabetes diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming for any parent. Learning how to cope as a family can be a step in the right direction to navigate the disease.

The Diabetes Education Centre at Etobicoke General Hospital provides resources and support to families to adapt to their new lifestyle. We spoke with members of the team: Dr. Zborovski, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Ackwinder Samra-Gill, Registered Dietitian, and Anterpreet Dhaliwal, Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator, about their...