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Turning a challenge into a new possibility to help others

  Smadar Brandes is a vibrant and passionate young individual, particularly when it comes to music. She began playing the cello at the age of 9 and since then, she has grown to master her skills as a great cellist and has embraced the art of performing. However, her life changed drastically one late night…
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Unraveling the mysteries of the immune system

The role of the immune system is to protect the body against attacks by foreign invaders. To do this, many cells share specific tasks to identify threats, send alarms and fight viruses, bacteria and other foreign or harmful elements. In such a well-ordered system, even the slightest disturbance can cause strong reactions and inflammation, such…
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The Montreal General Hospital Foundation mourns the loss of A. Karel Velan

  Entrepreneur, philanthropist and loving patriarch of the Velan family, Karel passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, September 29 at the age of 99 while being treated at the Montreal General Hospital for complications from pneumonia. He was the beloved husband of 76 years to Olga and dearest father to Ivan (Penny), Peter…
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The 2017 Research Awards Gala

  On October 3rd, 2017, over 250 doctors, researchers, nurses and donors gathered for the annual Research Awards Gala. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation and other MUHC foundations handed over 100 awards, providing medical and nursing clinical researchers with seed funding to launch their research projects and move to the next stage of development and…
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Research: Helping Our Patients Become Parents

  Did you know that nearly one in six Canadian couples experience fertility problems? It’s not surprising that many seek medical help to start a family. Luckily, methods such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization help many overcome their difficulties. But these methods aren’t successful for every couple. Even after multiple attempts, some couples…
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Summer is “Trauma Season”

While other departments are winding down and clinicians are looking forward to kicking off their summer vacations, the Montreal General Hospital Trauma Centre, known as the Dr. David S. Mulder Trauma Centre, ramps up its services to meet the demands of “trauma season.” The season begins the long weekend in May and continues through the…
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First Canadian Implantation of a New MRI Friendly CRT-D Implant

Great News for Cardiology Patients and their Medical Team! A patient from the Montreal General Hospital with heart failure has successfully received a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) that will allow him to safely undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Although “traditional” CRT-Ds are frequently used, this is the first time the device called…
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