Unique programs at Humber River Hospital to improve patients’ quality of life

 Below, Drs Gavril Hercz & Andreas Pierratos,  nephrologists at Humber River Hospital, explain more about innovative models of care: “Needing to be on dialysis is about more than kidneys not working; it’s about a human being, with a worried family, trying to cope with a devastating loss. […] (more…)
By | November 19th, 2018|2018 | November, Clinician's Corner|1 Comment

How to build mental resilience

Some people may be born with better resilience but we can always train our brains to build and sustain mental resilience. In this post, let’s learn a few steps on how to build mental resilience. […] (more…)
By | October 26th, 2018|From The Blog|0 Comments

Kidney Patients: Flex your social media muscles

Social media is increasingly disparaged, not least for its time-wasting capacities. In addition, it has fueled a dramatic decrease in face-to-face communication, with more people forgetting the difference between the real and virtual world. However one cannot deny the vast positive change social media has bestowed, the ability to connect and communicate with people from (more…)
By | September 13th, 2018|2018 | September, Bean-spiration|0 Comments

Simple steps to getting a good night’s sleep

How to Sleep Better A sound sleep does wonders for your mental and physical health. Not sleeping well takes a serious toll on your health and drains your energy. Getting a perfect sleep can prove a struggle for many. […] (more…)
By | September 6th, 2018|2018 | September, Physical Health|0 Comments

Role of Technology in Mental health

The only constant is change. With ever-changing technology, this cannot be truer. Checking your devices multiple times has become second nature for most of us. As the internet is evolving, so is our dependence on it. Some may even term it an addiction. The internet, which was introduced as a way to make our lives [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|2018 | June, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Think like an Elder

Thinking about aging often brings to mind physical transformations: the weakening of bones and muscles, the slow fade of energy, the aches, and the pains. But as our bodies change with age, so do our minds. It’s true that many elders experience some level of memory loss, a series of mental changes known collectively as [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|2018 | June, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Death and social media

In July of 2013, NPR Weekend Edition host Scott Simon began tweeting from the ICU of a Chicago hospital. For the next week, as he watched his mother’s condition worsen until her eventual passing, he shared everything from interactions with ICU nurses to his mother’s wisecracks and life lessons with his thousands of Twitter followers. [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|2018 | January, For Caregivers|0 Comments

Mindful Yoga for Managing Anxiety

Whether it is the patient or the caregiver, diagnosis of a serious health condition like the need for dialysis therapy can bring turmoil and trigger anxiety. The onset of anxiety affects you not only mentally but also physically. You may begin feeling one or more effects of anxiety, like trouble sleeping, headaches and muscle tension. [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|2017 | November, Emotional Health|0 Comments

“I Don’t Want Dialysis” – Living with a Mother’s Wish

I still vividly remember her last night here. She wasn’t fully conscious. Just enough to keep pulling down the facemask providing her with oxygen and opening her eyes to stare at me, before she resumed dozing off. I have no idea if she knew I was there. Yet, I still sat at her side, holding [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|2017 | November, For Caregivers|0 Comments

21st Annual Day in Applied Psychoanalysis

    Regular Registration: $165 (Register online or at the door) Full time Students: $85 (*Proof of 2017/2018 status in universities and colleges needs to be provided, see below.) Mental-health trainees and retired seniors: eligible for a 25% fee reduction (*Proof of 2017/18 status required, see below) The George Ignatief Theatre, University of Toronto 15 Devonshire [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|From The Blog|0 Comments