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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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Targeting Mitochondrial Dynamics to Treat Cancer and Pulmonary Hypertension

November 16th 2016 | 2 Comments

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio Living free, indulging in one’s own pursuits. These … Continue reading

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Cloud Sourced Anxiety: Achieving Equilibrium in an Age of Digital Deluge

October 21st 2016 | No Comments

“The television is ‘real’. It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes … Continue reading

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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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