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Providing Culturally Safe Care for Indigenous Peoples

This past week, the Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada fact sheet was released. One of the co-authors of the report was Dr. Michael Green (left), professor of family medicine at Queen’s University. The fact sheet was prepared by the Indigenous Health Working Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.1

Feb 29th is Rare Disease Day…my good friend Ron Laxer… and a disease called Muckle-Wells Syndrome

Ron Laxer and I have been good friends since 1972. Ron’s wife, Edda Laxer and I have been good friends since 1965! Edda is a physiotherapist in Toronto, and Ron, is a paediatric rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

The American Presidential Race: Candidates Views on Health Care

I must admit, I’m addicted to American politics. Ever since I was a young adult, I’ve had somewhat of a fascination for the American political system, and every four years I find myself glued to the American presidential race. None more than this year! To be sure, this year is “quite special” given the circus that is taking place in the race for the republican presidential candidate. As a consequence, I’ve become a bit addicted to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and the New York Times.

200 Years old…and still listening: The Stethoscope

There are not to many instruments that were invented 200 years ago and are still in use. One notable exception is the stethoscope. This year celebrating its 200th birthday, the stethoscope remains a permanent fixture around the necks of the majority of today’s clinicians.

When a Patient is Shot in the Hospital

Yesterday I was shocked to read a very disturbing article in the Sunday New York Times.1 An internet version of the story can be read at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/us/hospital-guns-mental-health.html.

When a Patient is Shot in the Hospital

Yesterday I was shocked to read a very disturbing article in the Sunday New York Times.1 An internet version of the story can be read at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/us/hospital-guns-mental-health.html.

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