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by Danyaal Raza

Vaccines, prices and a pandemic

If the government is serious about ensuring access to prescription drugs and vaccines to all, it must stand up to pressure from Big Pharma on pricing reforms.

by Amanda Larocque Maddie Venables

Addressing racism in Indigenous health – Moving beyond systemic reassurance

Reassurances from different levels of governments create the illusion that systemic racism is being addressed despite the lack of tangible results.

by Joanne E. Plahouras

Searching for silver linings during a global pandemic

Negative feelings and psychological distress are exacerbated during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Arnav Agarwal Pooja Gandhi

Healthcare in Hues: The Vaccine Waiting Game

Our latest installment of Healthcare in Hues, a monthly feature that uses art to comment on the state of healthcare in Canada.

by John Fralick Michael Fralick

Episode 22 – Rapid Fire with Dr. Hughes and Dr. Quinn

by David To

Travel restrictions limit opportunities for personal and professional growth for medical trainees

Due to health and travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and policies by Canadian medical training programs to suspend or discourage international opportunities at this time, a cohort of medical trainees is at risk of missing out on valuable experiences.

by Maria-Hélèna Pacelli Sara Shearkhani

Caring for caregivers: How a phone call can change everything

Canadian caregivers save our healthcare system the equivalent of more than $30 billion every year by providing more than 80 per cent of the care within our communities, yet they remain vulnerable to the impacts of caregiver stress and burnout they commonly experience.

by Amie Tsang

‘Ripe for burnout:’ Pandemic adds to ‘longstanding’ challenges for mental-health workers

“Bell Let’s Talk Day,” an annual event that takes place today, has brought much-needed attention to the stigma of mental health and the funding gaps in our system. But the conversation has yet to include the state of mental-health workers.

by Maeve Gamble

The fascinating history of Trump’s ‘game-changing’ COVID cure

Hydroxychloroquine was touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 by Trump, then finished 2020 plagued with concerns about adverse cardiac events. But HCQ is a remarkable medication with a fascinating history.

by A group of very concerned physicians, researchers and advocates

Ontario’s long-term care sector is in a grave humanitarian crisis

We are a group of physicians, researchers and advocates who have come together to express our grave concern for the safety and well-being of Ontarians who reside in long-term care (LTC) homes.

by Kailey Minnings

‘Already it was hard. Now, it’s become impossible’: Pandemic highlights barriers to healthcare for migrant workers

Contributing to the easy spread of the virus among migrant workers were significant social issues. The result was outbreaks, illness, and sadly, the deaths of three migrant workers.  

by Brent Leonard

‘Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always’: The importance of support networks

Though the immediate prognosis is better than some illnesses, the end result is that this disease will end my life early. I’m 35 years old and there is no sound curative treatment.

by Pat Kelly

‘A tattoo for mom?’ Ageism Unmasked

Everyday, compassionate ageism doesn’t just feel bad, it’s bad for our health. And it can lead to terrible public policy.

by Abigail Roberts

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable: A Canadian’s perspective on studying medicine abroad during the pandemic

We are coming up on a year of COVID-19, and we have overcome more challenges than we ever could have expected. This year has prepared us for the unexpected challenges of the medical profession.

by Joanna Cheek

The pandemic paradox: The crisis of loneliness

With the second wave forcing more people into isolation, we are now facing another public health crisis with deadly consequences: loneliness. 

by Jackie Brown

The dangers of financialized long-term care

Financialized homes had a death toll of 6.2 per cent. In contrast, non-profit homes had a mortality rate of 3.1 per cent while municipal homes did best at 1.1 per cent.

by Jeremy Friedman

Choosing the future of pediatrics wisely

In pediatrics, we are late to the Choosing Wisely movement. We have not yet fully appreciated the critical importance of this program.

by Natalie Jesionka

‘It’s not too bad to miss Canadian winter:’ Voluntourism adapting to pandemic

The pandemic forced the shutdown of the $2.6-billion voluntourism industry, but some organizations later reopened with safety protocols that go beyond the bare minimum. However, that’s not always the case.

by Joey Taylor Talia Ignacy

It’s time to get moving, Canada

Canada recently allocated $100 billion over 3 years to kickstarting the economy - but it is not investing in promoting exercise, which can improve our health, healthcare system and the economy.

by Jeremy Snyder Valorie A. Crooks

Snowbirds complicate vaccine rollout

Snowbirds receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the US could cause practical and ethical problems for the vaccine rollout in Canada that we need to prepare for now.

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