Back to HomeBack to Home

Sunday, January30, 2005

Top Stories
Strange But True

Top Stories

Top Stories
Athlete of the Week
High School Top Ten

Top Stories
2005 Oscar® Poll

Raw Video

Traffic Cam

Pulse on Health
Jee-Yun Lee
Silverman Helps
Speakers Corner

Media Television
Movie Television

Get Windows Media Player

Boon Dog All
Health Specialist Laura DiBattista highlights a 'pet' project that's as good for the dogs as the people who love them.

Normally, dogs aren't allowed anywhere near a hospital. But in this case, they can't get enough of them.

Caring Canine, an organization that offers four-legged companions to elderly people in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, is looking for volunteers to help brighten up the lives of its clients.

They’re currently on a recruitment drive for a few good dogs.

Those who use the program attest to its spirit rousing results.

“I love him and he is so gentle and so trusting,” said Yvonne Cholmondeley, a Bendale Acres resident.

Cholmondeley looks forward to the visits.

“I am the last of my family,” she said.

Will Tso, whose dog Chestnut is part of the program, finds involvement beneficial.

“When I take him volunteering you can see by the way they react that the residents are very happy and so that brings joy to me as well,” he said.

Any well-behaved dog can become a Caring Canine. As the company’s executive director Irene Fung explained, the criteria isn’t that stringent.

“The dog should have no aggression, like people and like interacting with strangers,” she said.

If that sounds like your best friend, check out the Caring Canines website for more information on how to get involved.

Anchor, "CityPulse at Noon"
Health Specialist,"CityPulse"


"CityPulse" is Greater Toronto's News! Morning, Noon and Night, "CityPulse News" focuses on the "Day in the Life" realities of people's lives. CP24 is Toronto's Local News Source --- live, local, late-breaking news programming, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. "CityPulse" and CP24 speak with a truly distinct local voice. Everywhere. All the Time. Forever.


Born in Toronto, Laura is a life-long resident of Toronto's "Beaches." Upon graduating from Ryerson University, Laura joined Citytv in 1983, initially in newsroom operations. In 1985, she moved to the writing desk---editing and scripting local/international stories for anchor presentation.

As is often the case at Citytv, Laura was soon drafted for on-camera work; first as a "CityPulse" reporter; then in 1988, as anchor of "CityPulse Weekend."

Laura joined "CityPulse at Noon" in 1995 and took over as anchor in 1997. She spent two years as host of "CityLive at Five" in 1998 before returning to "CityPulse at Noon." Laura continues to report on a regular basis for "CityPulse" as Health Specialist.


Radio/Television Arts program at Ryerson University


Toronto Firefighters Golden Helmet Award for her coverage of the fire at St. Paul's Church on Avenue Road.


You'll always find Laura with a book. Her other interests include: travel (as many times as possible to Italy!), gardening and running. Laura successfully juggles her family life (daughter & husband) with the many demands of her busy career.

"Hospital Dogs" Need Help

Malaria Patient Makes Miraculous Recovery

Malaria Misery

Drugs & Pregnancy Concerns

Studying The Obesity Problem

Holiday Overindulging Danger

Holiday Clinics Open

Health Problems Multiply During Holidays

Laptop Fertility Warning

Woman Saved By Stroke Booklet

Mini-Strokes Primer/Stroke Quiz

The Benefits Of Kale

AIDS/HIV Misconceptions

Transplant Patient Refuses Heart

"Full Monty" Calendar Raises Cancer Research Funds

Call To Ban Trans Fats In Canada

Trans Fat Fact Sheet

Murray McLauchlan Sings About C.O.P.D.

Liposuction Update

What Is COPD?

Coffee & Cigarettes Together Can Stiffen Arteries

Not Just Smokers Get Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Primer

"Kidney" Transplant Friends Update

Super MRI Tested In Local Hospital

Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes Data Base

Vitamin D & Winter

Woman Gets Friend's Kidney

Friend Donates Kidney To Best Pal

Organ Donation Information

Promising Diabetes Breakthrough

Students Still Eating Junk Food In School Lunchrooms

Young Generation In Danger

New Safer Liposuction Method

How To Spot Head Lice

Colonoscopy Test Warning

School Backpack Warnings

Soft Drinks & Diabetes Warning

Daycare Reduces Chance of Hodgkin's Disease In Kids

Study Finds Botox Safe

Ride For Cancer Helps Kids

Pat Quinn Aids Cholesterol Check

Prostate Cancer Concerns

G.T.A. Health Stats

Health Report Pt. II - York & Peel

Health Benefits Of Walnuts

Are Summer Drinks Healthy?

What You Need To Know About Sunscreen

Teen Survives Rare Double Organ Transplant

Car Seat Safety Concerns

More Proof Of Aspirin's Benefits

Low Carbs Vs. Low Fat

In Body Defibrilator Saving Lives

Hearing Loss Concerns In Kids

Family Weight Loss Update

Weigh-In Challenge/Body Mass Index Chart

Fighting Allergies Without Drugs

Update: Family Tries To Lose Weight

Most Don't Get Enough Sleep

Obese Family Collectively Tries To Lose Weight

New Pill A Viagra Alternative

Good & Bad Carbs

Blood Pressure Lowered By Exercise

What Health Precautions Should You Take For March Break?

Women Can Choose C-Sections

AIDS Vaccine Gets Human Trials

Chocolate Is Good For You

One Handed Violinst Gets Local Hospital Help

Help For The Sleep Deprived

New Pill Helps You Stay Awake

Low Carb Diets

Winter Injury Prevention

How To Help A Hangover

Flu Booster Shots For Kids

Holidays Can Be Stressful

Holiday Safety Tips

Flu Vaccine Safe

Killer Flu Warning

Dangerous Flu Season

Teen Obesity & Heart Problems

Baby Virus Warning

New Birth Control Pill

Baby Bed

The Heartbreak Of Psoriasis

New Pill Competes With Viagra

Prostate Cancer Internet Test

Nutritious School Lunches

Warnings About Knapsacks

New H.R.T. Warning

Heart Attacks & Waiting Lists

Kids & Eye Exams

DEET and Sunscreen Danger

High Fibre Diets

Exercise Prescribed For Heart Health

Do Creams Cause Peanut Allergies?

Contraceptive Sponge Back On Market

Laser Eye Surgery & Night Vision

Whooping Cough Immunizations Lose Effectiveness

Diabetes & Kidney Disease

Eye Cancer Patient Lives In Hope

Chocolate May Be Good For You

Lung Cancer Patient's Final Crusade

Stars' Pregnancies & Figures

New Operation Improves Eyesight

Hockey Body Check Warnings

Are Tanning Beds Safe?

Gas Fireplace Burn Warning

Uterine Fibroid Breakthrough

Gene Testing For Cancer

New Food Label Laws

Hangover Cures

Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Flu Shot Sickness Controversy

New Moms Lose Interest In Sex

Do Cold Remedies Really Work?

Study Proves Bike Helmets Save Lives

Viagara Saves Man's Life

Sleep Deprivation

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Cdns. Eat Too Many Potatoes

Fat Filled Turkey Dinner

Childhood Asthma On The Rise

Botox For Cerebral Palsy

New Leukemia Drug Shows Great Promise

West Nile Leads To Tropical Disease Fears

Smoking Girls Run Breast Cancer Risk

Self-Breast Exams May Not Be Effective

New Breast MRI Technique

New HRT Guidelines

Beating The Effects Of Strokes

Stroke Quiz

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Asthma's Worst Season

Camera Pill Aids Doctors

Gene Heart Therapy

What Should Be In A School Lunch?

Tuberous Sclerosis Plagues Family

Heavy Backpack Concerns

Birth Control Patch

Light Mammograms

4D Ultrasound Pictures

Osteoporosis & Vitamin K

Heart Failure Survival Rates

Medical Benefits Of Botox

Benefits Of Folic Acid

Diabetes & Exercise

Cancer Authority Stops Teaching Breast Exams

Treating Rosacea and Port Wine Stains


Neck Cancer

Summer Asthma Warnings

The Safety Of DEET

DEET Do's and Don'ts

Kids & Safety Helmets

Benefits Of Fibre For Young Girls

Portable Diabetes Home Testing Kit

Viagra Alternatives

Testosterone Treatment

Gov’t. To Pay For Eye Treatment

What is Macular Degeneration?

Folic Acid & Pregnancy

Tanning Spray

Fertility Clock Reset

New Skin Cholesterol Test

Heart Disease & Birth Order

Health Benefits Of Milk

C.O.P.D.: The Illness That Killed Peter Gzowski

Household Pollutants

Cardiac Pump Boosts Heart Hopes

The Stigma Of Lung Cancer

Scooter/Skateboard/Roller Blade/Bike Safety

Yoga As Health Aid

Exercise Prolongs Life

One Family's Anorexia Dilemma

Parents Face Ritalin Choice


Smog Connected To Lung Cancer

Snoring & Hyperactivity

Why Older Men Get Grumpy

SIDS & Second Hand Smoke

S.I.D.S. Facts

Seniors & Sex Survey

BoTox As Pain Reliever

What Is BoTox?

Asthma Treatment Advance

Anti-Depressants & Breast Cancer Link

Cereal May Help Weight Loss

Tweener Eating Habits

AIDS Breakthrough

The Dangers Of Piercing


PMS Help

Teens & Drugs

Acupuncture And Drug Addiction

Cold Vs. Flu

Emergency Birth Control Pill

Macular Degeneration

Osteoporosis Affecting More Men

Male Osteoporosis Causes & Effects

Breast Feeding & Asthma

Diabetes: The "Affluent" Disease

Vaccine Cost Concerns

Pill/Osteoporosis Connection?

Eating Disorders Hotline

Sore Throats and Antibiotic Misuse

Vaccination Controversy

Ragweed Facts

Post-Partum Depression

Soya & Babies

Pet Disease Warning

What Is Leptospirosis?

Male Sex Pill

Prostate Cancer Drug Breakthrough

Prostate Cancer Overview


St. John's Wort

What Is St. John's Wort?

Air Pollution & Heart Attacks

Sex Herb

Morning After Pill Program

Morning After Pill Info

Non-Invasive Colonoscopy

What Contains P.P.A.?

Obese Kids Concern

Baby Monitor For Hearing Impaired Mothers

Car Sickness

Second Hand Smoke Dangers

Do-It-Yourself Drug Testing

Seasonal Allergies

Man Hiccups For Years

Hiccup Cures

New Brava Bra Adds A Boost

Parkinson's Disease Overview

Ear Tubes For Kids

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Facts

Cancer Facts

Peanut Allergies

Stem Cells

Obesity Drug

Ear Infections & Antibiotics

Breast Cancer & Stress

Eating Right

Colorectal Cancer Facts


Health Travel Concerns

Heart Attack Report Card

Seasonal Affective Disorder

S.A.D. Background

Fad Diets

Frostbite Dangers

Stem Cells Fight Cancer

Snow Shovelling Heart Attacks

Transplants From Animals To Humans

Exercise Dangers

Yeast Infections

Head Lice

Antibiotic Resistance Concerns

Dying To Be Thin, Part 1

Dying To Be Thin, Part 2

Dying To Be Thin, Part 3

Dying To Be Thin, Part 4

Dying To Be Thin, Part 5

Dying To Be Thin Contacts

Breech Births & Caesarians

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer & Diet

Mammograms Vs. Physicals

Pap Tests

"Keyhole" Laser Surgery

High For Lutein

Laser Surgery & Night Vision

Student Summer Job Hazards

Asthma & Dust

Male Eating Disorders

Are You Stressed Out By Stress?

Testicular Cancer Breakthrough

Unborn Twins Saved By Surgery

Iron & Intelligence

Rave Drugs

West Nile Virus

Brain Research

Eye Research Advances

Removing Fear From Hospital Visits

Advances in Glaucoma Research


Using Supplements With Prescriptions

Signs of Stroke

Tuberculosis Symptoms & Treatments

Watch CP24 live

Click here for a live feed from Pulse24

Where is the main stage of the WinterCity Festival located?

(Contest open between 6pm-6am)

One winner will receive "A culinary prize pack courtesy of Kikkoman."

Will the Iraq election lead to real change in that country?

Copyright 2005 CHUM Limited - All rights reserved.
Legal Statement - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - CHUM LIMITED PRIVACY BROCHURE