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

A brave man dies once…a coward a thousand times-Chinese proverb

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

“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 automatic looms during the period between 1890 and 1924. His inventions revolutionized the textile industry. In 1926 he founded the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. This company evolved into Toyota Corporation, a global automobile manufacturing giant. Mr. Toyoda had strong views about how best to run a company.

The Ebola Epidemic of 2014 - The Revenge of Die Fledermaus

"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 of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine     Peter Piot http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/intervie

The Pearls for Achieving a State of Aequanimitas

 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 focused on imparting wisdom about how to be a resilient physician and avoid burnout. Dr. Tony Sanfilippo and Dr. Reneé Fitzpatrick instructed us to provide 3 brief Pearls revealing (in 3 minutes or less), “How we have managed to remain positive and committed to our careers despite heavy workloads, competing demands and all the stresses of your busy lives.”  

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

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 have to sit on their blisters.” ―Abraham Lincoln

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

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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 loose connective tissues such as face, lips, mouth, throat, larynx, uvula, extremities, or genitalia.

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