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Navigating motherhood and medicine in a pandemic Story Image
Back in April 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up in our communities, Dr. Jaclyn Herman was, like other parents, navigating the new world of virtual school for her twins, then seven years old.  Unlike most other parents,...
Lisa Brake: Reinventing stroke rehab in COVID-19 Story Image
For stroke patients, timely access to rehabilitation therapy is important. Research shows that people who receive intensive and specialized rehab soon after a stroke have the best outcomes. “We have an excellent outpatient neurolo...
Sandra Agyemang: Each vaccination is one step closer Story Image
Registered Nurse Sandra Agyemang is a familiar face at Osler’s annual flu-prevention clinics; she has administered thousands of vaccines in her career, but in December she gave a jab that was history in the making when she delivere...
Jose Medeiros: Social Worker goes Beyond for Dialysis Patients Story Image
For many dialysis patients, COVID-19 has increased the many challenges they already face. Jose Medeiros, Renal Social Worker at the Etobicoke Renal Centre, is one of Osler’s staff dedicated to supporting patients as they transition...
A Year of Heroes Story Image
Exactly one year ago, Osler Foundation launched the Health Care Heroes campaign to help meet the urgent need for equipment and PPE to help fight COVID-19. In those early days of the pandemic, the number of infections was still relatively...
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