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North Sea Myoclonus and Vasodilator-Responsive Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): How Defining Deep Phenotypes Drives Disease Discovery

November 19th 2014 | 5 Comments

We teach medical students, “When you hear hoof beats, think horses”. This is sage advice, designed to focus them on recognizing common diseases. However if the galloping beast has cutaneous … Continue reading

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Resolute: Standing on Guard for Canada in an Age of Ebola and Terrorism

October 23rd 2014 | 2 Comments

A brave man dies once…a coward a thousand times-Chinese proverb Two events occurred on, Oct 22nd 2014, that brought to mind the word resolute, meaning determined or unyielding. I was … Continue reading

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Application of Lean Methodology to Reducing Emergency Room Wait Times: Have Canadian Hospitals Adopted the Best Parts of the Mr. Toyoda’s Philosophy?

October 21st 2014 | 1 Comment

“Be kind and generous, strive to create a warm, homelike atmosphere,” Sakichi Toyoda Sakichi Toyoda was born in the year of Canada’s confederation, 1867. He invented of a variety of … Continue reading

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The Ebola Epidemic of 2014 – The Revenge of Die Fledermaus

October 1st 2014 | 1 Comment

“It may be that without a vaccine, we can’t really stop this epidemic” … Peter Piot, a co-discoverer of the Ebola virus in 1976 and director of the London School … Continue reading

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The Pearls for Achieving a State of Aequanimitas

September 9th 2014 | 2 Comments

  I was recently part of a group of faculty members asked to talk to the 4th year Medical Students at Queen’s University as part of a Pearls of Practice Session … Continue reading

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The Politics of Apathy: What Canadians and Canadian Physicians Need to Know

June 24th 2014 | 2 Comments

Editorial Assistance: Anya Archer “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just … Continue reading

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Patient Centered Care and Personalized Medicine Intersect on the Stage at Medical Grand Rounds: An Interesting Case of Angioedema

May 27th 2014 | No Comments

Angioedema (or so-called Angioneurotic Angiodema) is one of the most frightening medical emergencies. Angioedema is defined as a localized swelling of the skinand/or mucosal tissues. It typically affects areas with … Continue reading

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Human Dignity: How Physicians Can Promote This Oft Neglected Human Right

April 22nd 2014 | 4 Comments

A sense of pride in oneself; self-respect OED “My illness is a routine incident in his rounds while for me it is the crisis of my life. I would feel … Continue reading

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Canadian Physicians as Gatekeepers for the Use of Medical Marijuana in 2014

April 7th 2014 | 2 Comments

Dr. Chris Simpson is interviewed by the CBC’s Evan Solomon on “Power and Politics” on April 1. A patient approaches you with severe rheumatoid arthritis and what she describes as … Continue reading

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Dr. Ludwig Guttmann Saw the Ability in Disabled Veterans: How the Paralympic Games Came to be

March 17th 2014 | 3 Comments

Brian McKeever’s visual impairment helped me to see the true beauty of sport. McKeever and his guide, Graham Nishikawa, had an Olympic moment of the first order in the visually impaired … Continue reading

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