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The right to die?

Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on her...

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not...

Vaccines are safe: Time to communicate it

Being a parent is hard - probably the most difficult job those of us with children will ever have. Don’t get me wrong, it’s...

Technology abounds – time to embrace it

Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as...

Health care transformation falling short

It’s hard to believe 2013 is coming to a close. With the ending of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the good,...

Through the eyes of a patient

I recently attended the #patient experience summit in Toronto. Over two days speakers from across Canada shared case studies, experiences and different ways to...

The stigma of mental illness

While researching for this column, I came across a story about two British supermarket chains selling Halloween costumes that make “insensitive references to mental...

Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport in Ontario

Fifty-five - that is the number of patients Ornge transported on July 23rd. Six hundred and seventy-six is the longest trip flown in statute...

Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer on...

One would be hard pressed to find a person who has not been touched or affected in some way by cancer. We all know...

Canadian doctor on team who performed extensive full face transplant

In the most extensive full face transplant to date, the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at...

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