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Read the latest stories about what's going on at St. Joseph's Health Care London.

Pee when you cough?

Do you pee when you cough? 

Or maybe it happens when you sneeze or exercise? If you do, you may have urinary incontinence. This common and often embarrassing problem occurs more often than you would think, affecting one in four women middle aged and older. The severity of urinary incontinence can range from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a washroom in time. But there are treatments available. In the latest episode of the DocTalks Podcast host Ian Gillespie and St. Joseph's urologist Dr. Blayne Welk discuss the types of...
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Chris Porter and Danny DePrest sitting on a couch together

Strengthening care for future generations

Family means everything to Danny and Chris. The siblings are among the youngest of 11 children in the DePrest family. They immigrated to Canada from Belgium in 1954 after family and friends boasted of ‘roads paved with gold and money everywhere’. The reality of what they found didn’t hold up to the...
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St. Joseph's receives Green Health Care Awards

St. Joseph’s received two awards and one honourable mention at the 2022 Green Health Care Awards presented by the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (CCGHC). Recognition through the Green Health Care Awards is predicated upon the results of a completed Green Hospital Scorecard survey, a...
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Global initiative aims to prevent falls in older adults

Chaired by Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, a group of 96 experts from 39 countries and 36 societies and agencies in Geriatric Medicine and Aging have come together to develop the “World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management for Older Adults: A...
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holiday table filled with food

Keeping the holidays merry for people with diabetes

We have entered the season of much merriment - lots of eating, family gatherings, lounging and late nights. Fun, yes, but for people with living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, the holidays may require some extra planning. At the Diabetes Education Centre of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, educators...
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Growing partnerships

St. Joseph’s Food and Nutrition Services recently teamed up with Urban Roots London to create a pilot garden at Parkwood Institute. The collaboration is part of St. Joseph’s Nourish Project, with the goal of harnessing the power of food to build health for people and the planet. Snow might be in the...
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