50 years of teaching and learning
Simulation training for a complex birth.
Since its inception in 1968, North York General Hospital has focused on cultivating a culture of learning. An important goal is preparing the health care professionals of tomorrow. North York General now educates close to 2,000 students in every area of the hospital. 

"We are not only trying to provide exceptional care, we're trying to find the best way to teach students how to deliver exceptional care," says Dr. Rick Penciner, Director of Medical Education at the Centre for Education. 

Signs and symptoms of psoriasis 

People sometimes confuse psoriasis with eczema as both have to do with dry skin.
People sometimes confuse psoriasis with eczema as both have to do with dry skin. "Psoriasis is a non-curable, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition considered to be a combination of genetic, environmental and immune factors," says Dermatologist  Dr. Mary McKenzie.

The waiting game

Focus on things that are within your control when waiting for test results.
At any given time there are many Canadians waiting, wondering, wishing or dreading the results of a medical test. 

People often face heightened anxiety during this period and Social Worker Laurie De Oliveira offers coping strategies. 

Tiny stones, big pain 

Physical signs that you have a kidney stone may only be noticed if a stone starts to move around the urinary tract.
Approximately 1 in every 20 people will develop kidney stones at some point in their life, most commonly between the ages of 20-50. Urinary tract stones are more common in men than in women.

Find out what you need to know about kidney stones from  Dr. Nicole Golda, Acute Care Urologist.

Behind the Scenes: The Bulb Eater 

Watch our latest Behind the Scenes video.
North York General Hospital has invested in a solution to safely dispose of used fluorescent light bulbs containing harmful mercury vapours and other chemicals. 

Watch the video to learn about the Bulb Eater.

The ins and outs of snoring 

Habitual snoring is more common in men than women.
Many of us have been kept awake at night by the annoying sound of someone snoring. Perhaps you are a snorer keeping others up!  

Family Physician Dr. Danielle Manis offers tips to reduce snoring and discusses the more serious condition of obstructive sleep apnea. Find out when you should consult your family physician. 

Latest news and events

Enhancing NYGH care environments
Exciting plans are being developed for a major expansion of the hospital to support the health needs of our community.   Learn more

In the news: 50th anniversary feature 
Read a column on toronto.com by Murray J. Perelman, Chair of the Board of Governors, The next 50 years at North York General Hospital will bring change.  Read more 

Health and Wellness Fair
Drop by the General site's (4001 Leslie Street) Nanji Academic Centre on Thursday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet in-house experts, corporate partners and community organizations.


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