Healthcare News Feed

Welcome to Caring Support's news feed. We've compiled some interesting news articles relating to healthcare and written our own abstracts for your enjoyment!

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Caring Support.

Hospital Trees

Green Spaces at Hospitals Boost Health and Cut Emissions

Research shows hospital greenery enhances patient recovery and reduces healthcare emissions. The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care's rewilding campaign aims to plant trees, shrubs, and grasses around hospitals. Green spaces improve mental health, air quality, and act as carbon sinks, promoting environmental and patient well-being.

June 14, 2024

AI-Enhanced Stethoscopes Revolutionize Heart Disease Screening

NCH Healthcare in Florida is pioneering AI use in stethoscopes for heart disease screening. Eko Health's technology identifies murmurs and arrhythmias with high accuracy, surpassing human detection. Despite the promise, concerns over data bias, AI's "black box" nature, and potential loss of clinical skills persist, balancing innovation with patient care.

June 12, 2024
Brain Heart

uOttawa Leads Brain-Heart Research Initiative

Researchers from over 45 Canadian institutions, led by the University of Ottawa, are studying the brain and heart as a single unit. The Brain-Heart Interconnectome aims to detect, treat, and prevent related conditions, addressing a critical health challenge in Canada. Findings will be presented at a summit on June 12-14.

June 10, 2024
Eating Disorder

New CPS Guidelines Highlight Eating Disorder Detection

The Canadian Paediatric Society advises doctors and families to ask key questions to identify eating disorders in youth, noting a surge in cases since COVID-19. Specialist Kyla Fox emphasizes the possibility of recovery, drawing from her personal experience and advocating for better resources and education on eating disorders.

June 7, 2024

Art Prescriptions for Health Benefits

Engaging in art can improve physical and mental health by rewiring the brain and releasing beneficial neurochemicals. As evidence of art's health benefits grows, healthcare practitioners are increasingly prescribing art to treat conditions like heart disease, chronic pain, and depression. Make art a daily practice for better health.

June 3, 2024
Hospital Games

Calgary Hospital Introduces Adaptive Gaming Therapy

Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary now offers adaptive gaming therapy through a partnership with Makers Making Change and a grant from the Calgary Health Foundation. Customized controllers help patients with physical limitations. Patient Karl Sawatzky, recovering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, has experienced significant mobility improvements using this system.

June 1, 2024

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