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Managing COPD flare-ups

A COPD flare-up, also known as an exacerbation or “lung attack,” can be caused by a trigger, such as air pollution, scents, or allergens, or by a lung infection caused by a virus or bacteria. They’re one of the main reasons people with COPD have to be hospitalized, and can be...

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Up Close: Medical Laboratory

Laboratory professionals are integral members of the health care team. With up to 85 per cent of medical decisions are based on laboratory results. The expertise and dedication of nearly 700 employees across Hamilton Health Sciences’ and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s labs contribute significantly to the ability to provide excellent care for our patients...