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Episode 32 - Breast Feeding Premature Babies

April 26, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses breastfeeding premature and/or babies in hospital and an upcoming forum on the topic.

  • Dr. Nancy Feeley of the Jewish General Hospital’s Centre For Nursing Research
  • Claudia Cinquino, a Lactation Consultant in the NICU at the Jewish General

Cafe Au Lait Forum
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 11am-2pm
Carrefour Lea Polansky – Jewish General Hospital

To RSVP send an email to: ExpressTeam2018@gmail.com






Episode 31 - National Organ & Tissue Awareness Week

April 12, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses organ and tissue donation in advance of National Organ And Tissue Week.

  • Shelley Cogland, Liaison Nurse Clinician in Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplant Quebec

National Organ And Tissue Week
April 22-28, 2018
Transplant Quebec Information Kiosque
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10am-2pm
Pavilion K-S1






Episode 30 - Dr. Clown

March 29, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses the role of therapeutic clowns as they work with both children in hospitals and seniors in long care facilities.

  • Melissa Holland, co-founder of Dr. Clown

Dr. Clown fondationdrclown.ca.






Episode 29 - Free Public Forum on Cancer

March 15, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses cancer, as we bring you information about the upcoming free public forum on the topic called Is It True That Half Of All Cancers Could Be Prevented?

  • Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the Cancer Prevention Centre at the Jewish General Hospital

Free public forum: Is It True That Half Of All Cancers Could Be Prevented?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Hyatt Regency Montreal, 
1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

All guests must register at attitudeliving.com/publicforum






Episode 28 - Hand hygiene

March 2, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses hand hygiene with the winner of the 2017 Sally Sperry Award.

  • Sharon O’Grady, Head Nurse at the Catherine Booth Hospital





Episode 27 - Tender Loving Babies

February 15, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses a program that is geared to helping new Moms called Tender Loving Babies.

  • Chi Yen Lim, a special educator at the Tender Loving Babies Program

Tender Loving Babies Program
Chi Yen Lim
514-484-7878 x 3500






Episode 26 - Speak Up Symposium

January 31, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses the stigma that circles around mental illness and an upcoming symposium focusing on dealing with it in a more humane way.

  • Larry Sidel, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer for the Jewish General Hospital Foundation
  • Jason Finucan, founder of StigmaZero and the event’s key note speaker

 

Speak Up
A free mental health awareness symposium
Presented by Mindstrong and WellMTL

Tuesday, February 13th
Jewish General Hospital Block Amphitheatre

Register online: jghmindstrong.com

Or call: 514-340-8222 x 26778






Episode 25 - Using Leisure To Help Seniors

January 19, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses the importance of leisure activities among the elderly.

  • Kim Weippert, a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre





Episode 24 - World Congress Of Perinatal Medicine

January 4, 2018

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses the upcoming World Congress of Perinatal Medicine that will be held in Montreal in September of 2021.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill University; and also Chief of the Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology at the Jewish General Hospital





Episode 23 - Eliminating Annual Checkups

December 21, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal discusses the idea that the general population doesn’t need to have annual checkups with their doctor.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Roland Grad, an Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, the Director of the Clinician Scholar Program, and a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

 Look It Up!: What Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists Need to Know about the Internet and Primary Health Care 

by Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad

Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press






Episode 22 - Chronic Pain

December 7, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about chronic pain management.  Featured on the show:

Natacha Viens, the Program Manager with the Chronic Pain Management Program at the Constance Lethbridge Centre

Constance Lethbridge Centre
Chronic Pain Management Program
514-487-1891

https://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/en/public/support-and-services/access-guichet-id-asd-pd/
http://www.ciusss-centreouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca/en/care-and-services/rehabilitation-services/id-asd-pd-access-desk/
https://www.mcgill.ca/ruischronicpain/fr/patients/douleur-chronique
https://www.mcgill.ca/ruischronicpain/patients/chronic-pain






Episode 21 - Caregivers dealing with the mental health issues of a loved one

November 24, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about support help for caregivers who are dealing the mental health issues of a loved one.  Featured on the show:

Lynn Harris, a Family Peer Support Worker at the Jewish General Hospital.  

AmiQuebec/Jewish General Hospital Family Peer Support Service

514-486-1448 

http://amiquebec.org/jghref/






Episode 20 - Lung cancer

November 10, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about lung cancer and the work the Jewish General Hospital is doing in the field, plus an upcoming lecture on the topic that is open to the general public.  Featured on the show:

Dr. Jason Agulnik, the Assistant Professor for the Division of Pulmonary Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital.  

Public Lecture

Lung Cancer In Canada: Number 1 For The Wrong Reasons
Wednesday, November 15th
Jewish General Hospital, Nurses’ Lecture Hall, A-139
RSVP: 514-340-8222 x 23545






Episode 19 - Child Psychiatry services 50th anniversary

November 2, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about child psychiatry as the Jewish General Hospital’s Child Psychiatry services celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Featured on the show:

Dr. Paola Habib, Director of the Childhood Disorders Day Hospital at the Jewish General Hospital, and the head of Child Psychiatry at the Jewish. 

Jewish General Hospital Child Psychiatry Department
514-340-8222 x 25629

Episode 18 - The Herzl Walk-In Centre

October 16, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about The Herzl Walk-In Centre which is part of The Herzl Family Practice Centre.  Featured on the show:

Dr. Michael Malus, Director of the Herzl Family Practice Centre; Dr. Juan Gardie, the Centre’s Medical Director; and Mina Ladores the head nurse at Herzl. 

The Herzl Walk-In Centre
5858 Cote des Neiges, 5th floor
Open seven days a week – 8:30am to 8:30pm
514-340-8311
http://www.jgh.ca/en/Walk-InCentre

Episode 17 - Azrieli Heart Centre

September 28, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a chat about the recently inaugurated Azrieli Heart Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.  The facility received a donation of $26 million from the family of the late construction magnate, David Azrieli.  Featured on the show:

Dr. Lawrence Rudski, the Chief of the Jewish General Division of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre

Episode 16 - Opioid addiction battle, regaining sight after 16 years of blindness

September 8, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a talk with a social worker on the front lines of the opioid addiction battle; plus the remarkable story of a medical breakthrough that allowed a woman to regain some sight after 16 years of blindness. Featured on the show:

  • Jeremy Wexler, a social worker with the Herzl Family Practice Centre

Herzl Family Practice Centre
514-340-8253

  • Sandra Cassell, a social worker at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.

Episode 15 - Asylum seekers, CPR

August 24, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at the work the CIUSSS is doing to help the hundred’s of asylum seekers flooding into the province and how that is stretching health resources, plus why it’s important to learn how to perform CPR, especially when dealing with children.  Featured on the show:

  • Francine Dupuis, the Associate CEO for CIUSSS
  • Samuel Spiegelman, the founder of Protect Enfant Inc.

Protect Enfant Inc 
514-369-0337
info@protectenfant.com

Episode 14 - SAPA program and Vintage Gift Shop

August 9, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at the SAPA program to help seniors remain autonomous in their own homes and the success story that is the Jewish General Hospital’s Vintage Gift Shop.  Featured on the show:

  • Christine Touchette, the Associate Director for SAPA, the Support Program for the Autonomy of Seniors.

SAPA
For information call 514-484-7878 x 1192

  • Dorothy Rotholz, co operator of the Vintage Gift Shop at the Jewish General Hospital.

Vintage Gift Shop
For information call 514-340-8222 x 25949Shop hours: Weekdays 9:30am to 3:30pm

Episode 13 - McGill Glaucoma Information Centre & Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

July 26, 2017

This edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at glaucoma and what the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre has to offer and The Steinberg Centre for Simulation And Interactive Learning at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. . Featured on the show:

  • Marc Renaud, the Project Manager and Co-Founder of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre discussing their monthly clinic on glaucoma at The Jewish General Hospital.

    McGill Glaucoma Information Centre

    To register call 514-340-8222 x 24954
    Or you can visit their website at:
    jgh.ca/en/GlaucomaInformationCentre

  • Leila Zahabi, the Education Manager for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning on their pilot project called Dementia Education Workshop for Family Caregivers.

    Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning 

    For information call 514-398-8978
    Or check their website at:
    mcgill.ca/medsimcentre/


Episode 12 - Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

July 13, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal  features the work of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. Featured on the show:

  • Myer Bick, President & CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.
  • Marie Helene Laramee, Director of Corporate Sponsorships for the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

To sign up to be a participant, volunteer or sponsor go to:

http://www.conquercancer.ca/


Episode 11 - Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

July 7, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal  features the Ride To Conquer Cancer that takes place July 8th & 9th; and a chat with retired Dr. Arthur Rosenberg. Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Nathalie Johnson who is taking part in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
  • Dr. Arthur Rosenberg who retired after 50 years from the Jewish General Hospital.

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

July 8th & 9th

To Donate go to:

http://www.conquercancer.ca/


Episode 10 - Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre Open House

June 28, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre as it celebrates its 10th anniversary with an open house on Thursday, July 6th.  Featured on the show:

  • Marcelle Kecman, the Wellness Centre Manager.
  • Hena Kon, the Communications Specialist for the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.

Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre Open House

Thursday, July 6
10am – 4pm
4635 Cote Ste. Catherine Road

https://www.hopeandcope.ca/


EPISODE 9 - Embrace Your Journey to Healthy Eating

June 22, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features information on the role nutrition plays in the fight against cancer and promotes an upcoming nutritional free lecture coming up on Tuesday, July 4th.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the Cancer Prevention Centre at the Jewish General Hospital
  • Nutritionist Jaimie Yue, who will be giving a lecture on the proper path to healthy eating called Embrace Your Journey to Healthy Eating.   

Embrace Your Journey to Healthy Eating

The Plaza Hotel
420 Sherbrooke Street West
Rooms B & C
For more information call:
514-340-8222 extension 24139
Or email: cancerprevention@jgh.mcgill.ca  



Episode 8 - Strokes and MAB-Mackay Day Centre

June 15, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features information on strokes and also a look at the work of the MAB-Mackay Day Centre.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Minuk is the Chief of the Department of Neurosciences at the Jewish General Hospital and he’s also the Co-chair of the Canadian Stroke Congress
  • Geneviève Chabot, the Coordinator of Rehabilitation for MAB-Mackay


Episode 7 - Smoking cessation

June 8, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features information on smoking cessation and what it takes to give up the habit.  Featured on the show:

  •  Dr. Michael Dworkind, Associate Director, Cancer Prevention Centre, Jewish General Hospital
  • Joseph Erban, Smoking Cessation Counsellor, Cancer Prevention Centre,  Jewish General Hospital 

Contact the Smoking Cessation Centre by calling:

514-340-8222 x 23870

Episode 6 - Hypertension and vitamin D

June 1st, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features information on hypertension and also a understanding of why we need Vitamin D and the research into what it does for the body.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, Physician-in-Chief, Jewish General Hospital, Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr. Brent Richards, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies – Jewish General Hospital

Episode 5 - LOV Program for expectant and new Mothers

May 26, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features the LOV Program for expectant and new Mothers who are also new to the country, a service offered at the CLSC in Parc Extension.  Also we look at the serious issue of elder abuse.  Featured on the show:

- Cristiana Anghelescu the Assistant head nurse from the CLSC in Parc Extension  

The LOV Program meets every second Thursday from 9am to 11:30am.  Parc Ex residents can sign up by calling 514-273-9591 ex 6354.

- Suzanne Cloutier, the Assistant Director for Rehab of the CIUSSS for West-Central Montreal  

The Elder Abuse Hotline number is 1-888-489-2287.  

For more info check this site: https://www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/en/aines/lutte_contre_maltraitance/Pages/index.aspx

Episode 4 - Info-Santé 811 and Info-Social

May 17, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at telephone services of Info-Santé 811 and Info-Social.  These services are available to you 24/7, 365 days a year.  Featured on the show:

  •  Marie Ouellon, the Director of the Frontline Integrated Services Program.
  •  Paula Yiannopoulos, the Co-ordinator for Info-Sante and Info-Social.

Episode 3 - ER vs Clinic

May 10, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at The Jewish General Hospital’s ER and answers the question of when one should go to an ER vs. a clinic.  Featured on the show: 

  • Valerie Schneidman, the Head Nurse in the Emergency Department of the Jewish General Hospital.
  • Dr. Marc Afilalo, the Chief of the Emergency Department at the Jewish General Hospital.

Episode 2 - Dr. Mark Wainberg

May 4, 2017

This week’s edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal features a look at a research pioneering giant who left us too soon.  Dr. Mark Wainberg.  Featured on the show:

  • Dr. Gerald Batist, the Acting Director and Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute on the legacy of Dr. Wainberg.
  • Two segments from 2016 with D’Arcy McGee MNA David Birnbaum as he discusses Dr. Wainberg’s career and bestows upon him the 2016 D’Arcy McGee National Assembly Citizenship Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Community Involvement.

Episode 1 - Welcome to Your Health

April 27, 2017

This is the inaugural edition of Your Health – A Podcast of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal.  This show features information you can use to better access the many services offered via The CIUSSS.  In our first show, host Peter Anthony Holder introduces you to the health network.  Among the three guests in this first show are:

  • Glenn J. Nashen, the Associate Director for Communications and Media Relations, who explains what CIUSSS stand for and gives an overview of some of the institutions included in the West-Central Montreal network.
  • Alan Maislin, President of the board of Directors for the West-Central Montreal Network, shares insight into the network’s creation along with compelling reasons why it’s vital to the community it serves and its ambitious goals for the future.
  • Francine Dupuis, the Associate CEO for the network, shares her vision of how dynamic and full service the network will be for the multicultural community it serves.