Alouettes visit Glen site
On Thursday, January 18, the Grey Cup champions Montreal Alouettes paid a visit to the MUHC s. Five players signed autographs and took photos with staff members gathered in the cafeteria of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Afterwards, they visited some 25 young patients and their families in their rooms at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Le Journal de Montréal 1, Le Journal de Montréal 2, RDS, Global News, CityNews, Montreal Gazette, 98.5 FM, East End Montreal
Giving birth away from home, but close to traditions
Imagine being a high-risk pregnancy and having to be airlifted hundreds of kilometres away from home to give birth, sometimes without the support of loved ones, to receive care in a specialized hospital. This is what an average of 315 Indigenous women from Northern Quebec go through every year when they come to give birth at the MUHC. To make their experience more comfortable, the MUHC and its partners in the Cree and Inuit communities decided to implement measures to ensure better cultural safety for these patients, explains Jennifer Pepin, Interim Coordinator of the Women’s Health Mission. Radio-Canada 1, Radio-Canada 2
Mapping the environmental factors that influence health in neighbourhoods
HealthyPlan.City is a new bilingual web platform that combines environmental and demographic data to present a portrait of environmental equity in over 125 cities across Canada. It identifies avenues for tackling climate change risks and environmental inequities while improving public health. Dany Doiron, Research Associate at the Research Institute of the MUHC, co-directed the project and spoke to La Presse about it.
Upgrading the Montreal General Hospital on track
The $300 million project to bring the Montreal General Hospital up to standard will go ahead with among other things, the renovation of care units with single rooms that will meet infection prevention and control requirements. According to the very preliminary schedule, the renovation works are expected to start in the last quarter of 2026. Global News, The Gazette
A new documentary explores the weird and wonderful world of butts
Butts come in all shapes and sizes, but that's not the half of it. In fact, the world of rear ends and anuses may surprise you. Butt Seriously, a documentary from CBC’s The Nature of Things, explores this topic in eye-opening detail, including where butts came from, why we have them, and how to keep yours healthy. Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Sender Liberman is interviewed about the benefits of having a regular screening colonoscopy.
Car safety: don't leave children unattended!
A dad got the fright of his life last week when someone stole his car with his children inside while he went to withdraw money from an ATM. The kids were unharmed, but Liane Fransblow, Trauma Coordinator at the Montreal Children's Hospital, reminds us that children should never be left alone in a car. Global News
Educating people on how to take part in clinical trials
The new Be the Cure campaign aims to educate people on how they can take part in clinical trials, in hopes of advancing medical research to find cures for various diseases. Dr. Emily McDonald, scientist at the RI-MUHC, and a featured early career clinical trialist on the operations committee of the Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Canada Consortium, spoke to Global News about it. The news was also covered by Agence QMI.