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It’s time to change the way we think about depression and menopause

For middle aged women experiencing menopause, the struggle to have their symptoms and side effects acknowledged is real. These symptoms can include hot flashes, chills, irregular periods and anything from anxiety and fluctuating moods to clinical depression.

How patients and researchers worked together to better understand hemophilia

Danielle McCully is helping to open new avenues of research into inherited blood disorders. She has a unique understanding of this family of diseases. Her father had severe hemophilia A and died at 35 from tainted blood. She carries the gene for this disease, and both of her children have hemophilia. And more recently, she was diagnosed with another bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease.

Disturbing the peace – Meet Luissa Vahedi

When you think of peacekeeping missions you might imagine blue helmeted troops handing out candy to children, and field hospitals helping the sick while distributing food and water.

But there are unseen challenges in introducing a large group of predominantly male soldiers into this type of environment for months or years at a time.

Luissa Vahedi has been studying the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti as part of her masters in epidemiology – a field which focuses on the determinants of public health.

Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit appointed as Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit as Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Her appointment will be for a five-year term beginning on October 1, 2019.

Dean Reznick would like to extend his sincere thanks to Dr. Thomas Massey for his service and leadership as Interim Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.

Meet the latest cohort of Faculty of Health Sciences students

If the colours, cheering and clusters of students moving through campus and taking over city park last week didn’t give it away, a new cohort of students have started their studies at Queen’s.

Dr. Madhuri Koti awarded 2019 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research

Dr. Madhuri Koti is this year’s recipient of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. Established by Dr. John V. Basmajian in memory of his parents, this award recognizes early career faculty members who have made the most outstanding contribution to health research over the past several years.

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Gone Fishin’

I know that’s generally used as a generic expression, but it’s actually true. I’m going fishing.

Since I last took my dad, when he wasn’t perfectly well with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, on a trip together up to the Northwest Territories, I have been dreaming about going back with my sons for a fishing trip.

Shades of grey: Ultrasound imaging of neck arteries helps identify risk of heart attack or stroke, research shows

New research by Dr. Amer Johri, a clinician-scientist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, shows that non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the major arteries in the neck may hold the key to better treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

In a recently completed study, Dr. Johri,and his team used 2D ultrasound to look at the carotid arteries of 522 patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre who also underwent angiograms for symptoms of coronary artery disease.

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