Dialysis machine with patient in background

Patients in Ontario with chronic kidney conditions who require dialysis have a significantly increased likelihood of contracting and dying from COVID-19, new research from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown. Study author Dr. Peter Blake says the research emphasizes the need to prioritize dialysis patients for vaccination. 

A research team from Lawson Health Research Institute has announced promising results from a one-of-a-kind demonstration study that evaluated the use of smart technologies in the home for people with severe mental illness.   

“Our Smart Homes solution is for people who are having difficulty managing their everyday life and need a high level of care to maintain community living,” says Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, Assistant Scientific Director at Lawson and project lead for Smart Home Community Model Phase.

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