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Creating a Live Renal Donor Program: Overcoming the 4 hurdles to achieve excellence

June 28th 2017 | No Comments

This is the story of how we are beginning to perform live donor renal transplant (LDT) at Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC). Like many of the stories in this News … Continue reading

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Bone Marrow Transplantation: Who, What When Where Why and How

May 26th 2017 | No Comments

Q: What could be worse than having leukemia? A: Learning that there are long delays in accessing potentially curative therapy (and/or that to be treated you must go to the … Continue reading

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Claire and the House of Miracles

May 11th 2017 | No Comments

Despite the flaws and frustrations of our health care system and the challenges faced by our crowded hospitals, we should not lose sight of the miracles that are accomplished in … Continue reading

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Home Made Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease-Aymara Women Knit Devices to Close the Patent Ductus Arteriosus

March 27th 2017 | No Comments

“The most complex problems in our time can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream.” – Dr. Franz Freudenthal The ductus arteriosus is a vital fetal blood … Continue reading

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The Accidental Feminist

February 21st 2017 | 2 Comments

Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes A series of apparently unrelated events led to the writing of this blog. It is … Continue reading

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Science, Medicine and Syrian Apple® pickers: How Mr. Trump’s immigration ignorance will hurt America

February 3rd 2017 | 6 Comments

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/trump-travel-ban-technology-sector-reacts-1.3958864 Mr. Trump, can I offer you some friendly advice, as a former US resident alien and taxpayer. I suggest you consider three unintended consequences that will almost certainly result … Continue reading

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Citizenship: The 5% that makes all the difference

January 18th 2017 | No Comments

It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great … Continue reading

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Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Newton’s First Law: A call to action

January 10th 2017 | No Comments

A guest blog by Dr. Bob Ross with introduction by Dr. Stephen Archer  Introduction by Dr Archer: As a cardiologist I am often in the position of prescribing medications. One … Continue reading

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas: A Powerless Party

December 16th 2016 | 2 Comments

The Department of Medicine Awards Ceremony was to be held last night at the Isabel Bader Centre, but alas the Grinch descended, his heart three sizes too small, and took … Continue reading

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A Year in Review: Stronger Together

December 7th 2016 | 1 Comment

As December comes to a close we often find ourselves looking back at the achievements and successes of the past year. This is a season of reflection, celebration, friendship and … Continue reading

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Dr. Archer, Dept. Head
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