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The right to die?
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 property. She drank some whiskey and Nembutal with water, and then held her husband’s hand as ...

Posted: October 1, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
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 a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...

Posted: June 24, 2014|Editor's Note, Uncategorized|0 comments

Vaccines are safe: Time to communicate it
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 also one of the best jobs – but it doesn’t come easy. Should you formula or breast-feed? ...

Posted: March 18, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Technology abounds – time to embrace it
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 a computer, adjusting the temperature in your home while at work - the possibilities are endless. As ...

Posted: February 25, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

Health care transformation falling short
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, the bad and what we want to do better for next year. For Canada’s health care system ...

Posted: December 12, 2013|Editor's Note|0 comments

Through the eyes of a patient
Through the eyes of a patient

A photo taken at the Patient Experience Forum in Toronto. I recently attended the patient experience summit in Toronto. Over two days speakers from across Canada shared case studies, experiences and different ways to focus on and enhance the patient ...

Posted: November 12, 2013|Editor's Note, Featured|0 comments

The stigma of mental illness
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 health issues.” Insensitive is not the word I would use to describe the costumes in question ...


Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport in Ontario
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 miles on that same day and 20,765 is the total number of miles flown that day. ...

Posted: July 31, 2012|Editor's Note|1 comment

Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer on the rise?
Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer
on the rise?

One would be hard pressed to find a person who has not been touched or affected in some way by cancer. We all know someone who has battled it in some form. Most of us have probably lost a loved ...

Posted: June 4, 2012|Editor's Note, Oncology|0 comments

Canadian doctor on team who performed extensive full face transplant
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 the University of Maryland gave a new face to a 37-year-old man who had lost much ...


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