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our "new" Urban Angel magazine from the experts at St. Michael’s is here! Featuring What's Cooking, Doc? recipe from Dr. Jonathon Maguire and chef Victor de Guzman, Stretch Away Back Pain with simple exercises from physiotherapist Robyn Quilty, Give Your Brain a Workout with Dr. Tom Schweizer's tips on keeping sharp and warding off dementia and Alzheimers, a Sudoku puzzle, a Word Jumble,...

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    BACK PAINSTRETCH

    CookingWHATSDOC?

    5must-reAd heAlthy books for fAllPatient Jia dances on the rooftop helipad of St. Michaels Hospital. Photo: Bruce Zinger

  • Say hello to the future St. Michaels Hospital

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    14IN THE NEWS 7DANCING THROUGH LIFE 8PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE 12UNDER THE MICROSCOPE 14STRETCH AWAY BACK PAIN 16IM ONLY 46. I CANT GO BLIND! 18FOLLOW THE MONEY 20THE TRUTH ABOUT FLU SHOTS 22WHATS COOKING DOC? 24THE BIG SNEEZE 28GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORKOUT 31HEALTHY READING 32LIFE LESSONS 34

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    this fall, the st. michaels young leaders celebrate the fth anniversary of The Dodger, their annual dodgeball tournament. The Dodger proceeds go towards the young leaders tremendous $1 million pledge to support st. michaels hospital.

    read about more news on page 7

    Say hello to the future St. Michaels Hospital

  • WELCOME TO OUR NEW URBAN ANGEL!Youll fi nd this issue bursting with new features about what you can do to stay healthy with recipes, fi tness ideas and health tips. We have also included great stories about compassionate care at St. Michaels and our innovative research aimed at keeping you, your family and your friends healthy.

    We want to deliver stories that matter to you, so let us know what you think about our reimagined Urban Angel call, email or drop by our o ce on the fi rst fl oor of the hospital. Your donor dollars create the margin of excellence that allows St. Michaels to innovate in your community and on the world stage.

    With best wishes,

    L. Alayne Metrick, FAHPPresidentSt. Michaels Foundation

    Robert Howard President and Chief Executive O cerSt. Michaels Hospital

    building health

    Honeywell Building Solutions installs, integrates and maintains the building systems that keep healthcare facilities safe, comfortableand productive.

    As a global leader in advanced building automation, energy, re alarm, security andnurse call solutions, Honeywell has worked with medical facilities across the countryand around the globe to help save energy, optimize buildings and leverage the strengthof your infrastructure and IT investments. Whether you manage a single facility oroversee multiple, geographically dispersed locations, Honeywell offers green solutionsthat can help improve your energy efciency, and ensure safety and comfort whilerealizing sustainable savings at the same time.

    To learn more about Honeywell Building Solutions,visit www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions or call 289-333-1369

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  • building health

    Honeywell Building Solutions installs, integrates and maintains the building systems that keep healthcare facilities safe, comfortableand productive.

    As a global leader in advanced building automation, energy, re alarm, security andnurse call solutions, Honeywell has worked with medical facilities across the countryand around the globe to help save energy, optimize buildings and leverage the strengthof your infrastructure and IT investments. Whether you manage a single facility oroversee multiple, geographically dispersed locations, Honeywell offers green solutionsthat can help improve your energy efciency, and ensure safety and comfort whilerealizing sustainable savings at the same time.

    To learn more about Honeywell Building Solutions,visit www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions or call 289-333-1369

    2013 Honeywell International Inc.

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  • Were committed to a healthier future.We are committed to improving healthcare in Canada by supporting community partners like St Michaels, that result in better health outcomes and healthier futures for Canadian youth.

    Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $46 million to health-related causes.

    To learn more about how we give where we live visit telus.com/community

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  • first chAir in trAumA reseArch

    to stay at the forefront of the latest medicine,St. Michaels is always working to attract the brightest minds to join our team. One of the ways we do this is by creating Research Chairs that off er research funds that attract world-leading researchers to the Hospital.

    The latest Chair to be announced is dr. sandro rizoli who has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of Trauma Research. This Chair was made possible through the incredible generosity of St. Michaels donors. As part of his research, Dr. Rizoli plans to develop innovative approaches to treat trauma patients who suff er from massive bleeding.

    research chairs like this one are entirely funded through generous donors. to support future research chairs, please contact st. michaels foundation at 416.864.5000 or donate online at stmichaelsfoundation.com.

    pArtners in lifelong leArning

    york University and St. Michaels Hospital formally partnered to create a new certifi cate program,the Nurse Educator Certifi cate, funded by Elizabeth Crawford. Its the fi rst of its kind in Canada, and all of the clinical nurse educators at St. Michaels have hit the books and enrolled in the program.

    If this certifi cate takes off , wed like to explore the possibility of expanding the curriculum to benefi t educators in other professions, beyond nursing, says murray krock, St. Michaels corporate nursing education leader. This could be the beginning of something bigger.

    dr. howard leong-poi, a Heart and Stroke-funded researcher and head of cardiology at St. Michaels, said the donation will go a long way to improve patient care. This commitment is a much-needed shot in the arm, and gives us the security we need to build even stronger, more collaborative research programs that are sustainable and impactful.

    Dr. Sandro Rizoli

    heArt And stroke foundAtions

    new $300 million gift to fund life-sAving reseArch

    St. Michaels Hospital is one of 19 institutions chosen to be part of a landmark funding

    commitment from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    The $300 million donation will be received over 10 years and is aimed at accelerating progress

    to reduce the rate of heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020.

    Were committed to a healthier future.We are committed to improving healthcare in Canada by supporting community partners like St Michaels, that result in better health outcomes and healthier futures for Canadian youth.

    Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $46 million to health-related causes.

    To learn more about how we give where we live visit telus.com/community

    2013 TELUS. 13_00446

    Please give at stmichaelsfoundation.com .

  • A remArkAble tAle of life-sAving cAre

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    11-year-old ballerinaJia brent is faced with the greatest challenge of her life a serious heart condition that can be suddenly fatal in children.

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  • h eart pounding breathe inbreathe out. After struggling to fi nish dance class at Canadas National Ballet School, Jia was out shopping with her mother, Mary, and Uncle Mark when the fl uttery pounding heart palpitations came back.

    Heart pounding breathe inbreathe out. Jia became faint, pale and weak. Her uncle had to carry her home. Mary got on the phone to Telehealth and the message was clear: get Jia to the nearest ER as quickly as possible. Now it was Marys heart that began to beat faster with worry.

    Preliminary tests suggested Jia was suff er-ing from Long QT syndrome, a very serious heart condition that can be suddenly fatal in children if the heart just gives out. An EKG confi rmed the diagnosis. It began to dawn on Mary that this nightmare was just beginning for her and her family.

    A copy of the EKG was sent to Dr. Sherryn Roth, a pediatric cardiologist at St. Mikes and she agreed to see Jia immediately.

    Dr. Roth encouraged Mary to get some sleep and ran extensive genetic testing to fi nd the root cause of Jias illness. Jia was adopted from China as a baby, so Mary and her husband never received any records of her birth parents medical history. Jia received the testing she needed and, as hard as it was, took a summer off from dancing on doctors orders.

    With proper treatment under the super-vision of Dr. Roth, Jia grew stronger and healthier, recovering quickly from the palpitations that plagued her. Much to her delight she was given the green light to resume dance classes that fall.

    Not only is she dancing again, she is practicing the highest level of ballet in the world at the The Royal Academy of Dance. Im thinking I might want to try being a model at some point, Jia says, smiling as she shows off her pointe shoes on a tour of her room. Cautiously supportive of her daughters modeling plans, Mary is just glad that worst of this ordeal is behind them and their family can start dreaming about the future.

    one person cAn mAke A difference.

    Help save the lives of patients like Jia by making

    a gift to St. Michaels. Call 416.864.5000

    or donate online at stmichaelsfoundation.com.

    heArt poundingbreAthe inbreAthe out. from the bAck of the mirrored dAnce studio,11-yeAr-old bAllerinA JiA brent cAlls out,

    for some water? Could I take a break

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  • Jia is now 13 and she continues to pursue her passion for dancing, thanks to her doctors at St. Mikes.

    Mary lets out a big sigh of relief. Without St. Mikes I shudder to think of what could have happened to Jia, she says. Later the same