It used to be that women were given pap tests every year to screen for cervical cancer, but those tests also provided an annual opportunity for doctors to screen for infections such as chlamydia by taking separate samples from the vagina.
Peter Rekai is committed to making the city a better place – for everyone.
July 09, 2018
With soaring temperatures and muggy conditions expected to linger in southern Ontario for the remainder of the week, residents should be on the lookout for signs of heat stroke and take precautions to keep themselves safe, a University of Toronto medical expert says.
July 03, 2018
Imagine you’re a physician on the ground in an escalating civil war and you witness what appears to be ethnic cleansing. Do you speak out in the hope that international attention will limit the damage, or do you stay quiet to ensure access to the victims who desperately need your care?
May 28, 2018
The physiotherapy gym at Toronto General Hospital looks just as you would expect. It’s equipped with treadmills, a rack of light dumbbells and motivational posters on the walls.
May 09, 2018
To her friends and family, Dr. Lillian Lome was fearless, a woman who didn't let anything get in her way.
March 07, 2018
Ontario and some other provinces pay for people between the age of 65 and 70 to get the shingles vaccine, but everyone over the age of 50 should consider getting the vaccine even if means paying for it yourself, a University of Toronto medical expert says.
January 30, 2018
With more Canadian families becoming caregivers for people living with dementia, it's important to establish positive relationships with loved ones who will be receiving the care, says Dr.
January 23, 2018
Depression is prevalent in older people and is often a greater challenge to treat, says Dr. Alastair Flint, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.
December 19, 2017
It is crucial to know the signs of a stroke and get help right away when symptoms suddenly strike, says University of Toronto’s Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal.
That means calling 911 immediately.
December 11, 2017
We’re living through an important moment where people who have been through traumatic experiences feel more comfortable coming forward with their stories, says Dr. Dana Ross.
December 05, 2017