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Oct 10, 2018

Just smoking pot: One man's brush with cannabis and psychosis

His introduction to marijuana would mirror that of many teens; new school, new friends, new experience. The problem is that Ryan's experimentation with pot in grade nine would develop into a dependency, and eventually lead to a psychotic break that would...

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Oct 9, 2018

A “renewed and refreshed” space for dialysis patients

Patients who receive dialysis spend many hours in treatment, visiting the dialysis centres at St. Joe’s multiple times a week. Thanks to generous donations to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation to kick-start renovations at the Charlton Campus...
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Oct 5, 2018

Cannabis and the search for opioid alternatives

  Researchers are learning how cannabis oils work to treat pain, in an effort to find opioid alternatives. The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, a partnership between McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare...

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Oct 3, 2018

Cracked nipples, engorgement, and milk supply – Oh my!

In Canada, we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from October 1st to 7th and this is also a popular time for newborns to make their debut into the world. If you’re a new parent or an experienced one, you may not be aware that the joy of welcoming a...
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Sep 28, 2018

New hope for knees

Cartilage damage is a common concern for the active sports enthusiast, or anyone north of 50. Treatment options have been limited with moderate success, until now.  St. Joseph's orthopedic surgeons are involved in an international study that's...
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