As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sharifa Himidan dreamed of becoming a human-rights lawyer, but medicine eventually won out. It was, she felt, her best opportunity to make a difference for women, children, seniors and people living in areas plagued by instability. Once enrolled in med school, she found herself drawn to surgery. “At the time, women in my culture weren't encouraged to choose this field,” she says, “but it fit with my desire to bring about immediate change.” Read the article on the last page of the Health Heroes PDF.
6 tips for staying safe and healthy during cold Canadian winters
North York Mirror, InsideToronto.com.
Dec. 12, 2016
NYGH's Dr. Katherine Ker, Lead Physician, Rudy and Rita Koehler Family Medicine Teaching Unit, suggests a few key winter safety tips, and discusses what you should know when the mercury dips.
Innovative biopsy procedure for prostate cancer
November 25, 2016
NYGH has recently started using a different method of biopsies for prostate cancer to help prevent infections. The Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre at Branson Ambulatory Care Centre is the only place in Canada using this method. This method uses a transperineal approach instead of the traditional transrectal biopsy. Dr. Stanley Flax, Urologist discusses the lower rates of infection and how the procedure works.
Dr. Nancy Down discusses breast cancer care program on Metro Morning
CBC Toronto, Metro Morning
, October 5, 2016 Dr. Nancy Down, Medical Director, Breast Integrated Care Collaborative and Division Head, General Surgery at North York General Hospital is interviewed by Matt Galloway, Host of CBC Radio's Metro Morning.
North York General Hospital races to raise $853,000 for new beds
North York Mirror
, Fannie Sunshine, September 21, 2016
In an effort to raise more than $800,000 to replace all its beds, North York General Hospital Foundation (NYGHF) has launched the 'It's Not Just a Bed. It's a Race Car' campaign. Kicking off Tuesday, Sept. 20 with the help of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, the foundation, which has partnered with PFAFF Automotive Partners, is aiming to raise $853,000 over three years to replace all 426 beds, including cancer care, birthing, and psychiatric beds for the Leslie Street and Hwy. 401 hospital.