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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: What’s changed (and what’s unchanged) in Medicine since 1966

October 3rd 2016 | 2 Comments

NBC’s Dr. Kildare show-doctors in the 1960s The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease       ~William Osler Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Problem is Killing Acute Care Hospitals: Time to cut the Gordian knot.

July 28th 2016 | 13 Comments

We need a bold solution to a major health care problem: Almost 20% of the acute care beds in Kingston are unavailable for admission of new patients. How can this … Continue reading

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Patient Privacy: A call for a cultural and architectural revolution in healthcare

July 12th 2016 | 7 Comments

The Oxford English Dictionary defines privacy as: A state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people: she returned to the privacy of her own home or … Continue reading

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Thinking of Syria

June 24th 2016 | 1 Comment

This is a blog about Syrian refugees. They are a specific people coming to Canada at a specific time for specific reasons. However, their stories are entwined with those of … Continue reading

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Women who bleed: recognizing a common genetic disorder

May 20th 2016 | 3 Comments

Women who bleed: recognizing a common genetic disorder Heavy menstruation, pejoratively called the curse, can be a blessing, revealing the presence of a common and treatable genetic defect in blood … Continue reading

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Data linkage and data sharing in clinical trials: Good in principle, complex in practice

May 10th 2016 | No Comments

Although clinical trials generate vast amounts of data, a large portion is never published or made available to other researchers. Data sharing could advance scientific discovery and improve clinical care … Continue reading

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Hot Joints Become a Hot Topic: A New Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic at Queen’s University

April 25th 2016 | No Comments

      Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and swelling, systemic fatigue and ultimately can lead to joint deformity and disability. It afflicts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Reading for Pleasure

April 12th 2016 | 9 Comments

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx A good book takes us to other worlds and … Continue reading

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Finding things hard to swallow? A POEM for you

March 14th 2016 | No Comments

Q: What benign condition causes weight loss, difficulty swallowing solids and liquids, regurgitation, and retrosternal chest pain? A: Achalasia Q: Where in Canada can the latest, nonsurgical treatment for achalasia … Continue reading

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Zika, Chikungunya and Mosquitoes: To the Vector goes the Spoils

February 10th 2016 | No Comments

The emergence of these novel viral pathogens underscore the fact that we have entered into a brave new world of infectious diseases, some of which are far more likely to … Continue reading

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Dr. Archer, Dept. Head
Dr. Archer, Dept. Head