Every day Dr Simi George opens up several corpses to try and find out why they died (BBC)

March 6th, 2015

She sees dead people’s hearts, their eyes, their ribcages and the inside of their skulls in her job as a histopathologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Sometimes the cadavers are so decomposed she can’t see their face, their skull is black and there are maggots. She can struggle to find the cause of death. [...]

Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you (CNN)

March 6th, 2015

If you chose fact, you’re right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes,Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, prostate cancer,Alzheimer’s, computer back pain and more. But if you chose myth, you’d also be right. There are times when coffee is bad for you, and it depends on your genetics, [...]

Ontario Health Links Infographic

March 3rd, 2015

Ontario is taking steps to further transform the delivery of local health care with the creation of community Health Links across the province. Health Links work to encourage collaboration between existing local health care providers to provide better coordinated health care for Ontario’s most complex patients. Through increased communication and collaboration, patients receive timely access [...]

Tribute to John Robert Evans (October 1, 1929 – February 13, 2015)

February 23rd, 2015

by Ilse Treurnicht Introduction I want to thank the Evans family for the privilege of speaking today about John Evans.   Dr Lincoln Chen of Boston will provide insights into John’s international legacy.  My daunting assignment is to lead off with reflections on John as a passionate Canadian. John’s domestic legacy is so large, so [...]

Choosing the Best ADR Process for your Dispute and Maximizing the Chances of Success at Mediation

February 19th, 2015

As the process of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) evolves, it appears to be developing several hybrids and variations. What is happening is that creative counsel are redefining the process for individual cases in order to suit the purposes of the particular dispute. The choice of the dispute resolution mechanism will be premised upon the type of dispute involved, [...]

Researcher Patricia Martens turned dry data into stories

February 17th, 2015

OBITUARY by ANN SILVERSIDES Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, Feb. 12 2015 Patricia Martens’s passion for understanding and spreading knowledge about health research manifested itself in different ways throughout her life. She believed strongly in the power of such data to point to ways of improving health and reducing inequality. A gifted and enthusiastic [...]

Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman.

February 2nd, 2015

Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others when they do it in public. I’m talking, of course, about reaching up into your nostrils with a finger in an effort to scrape out [...]

Eating carrots will improve your night vision

February 2nd, 2015

Vitamin A is important for eye function — especially for the retina, the part of the eye that senses light. Decreased night vision is an early sign of Vitamin A deficiency. Carrots are high in this crucial vitamin, so there is a grain of truth to this myth. But in Canada and the rest of [...]

Health Care for People Approaching the End of Life: An Evidentiary Framework

December 16th, 2014

End-of-Life Health Care in Ontario: Report from Health Quality Ontario Click here to download the full PDF

Preventing Falls: From Evidence to Improvement in Canadian Health Care

November 6th, 2014

Falls among seniors (individuals 65 years and older) have become a significant health concern in Canada. Falls are experienced by more than one third of seniors and can have a devastating physical and psychological impact resulting in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Falls are the leading cause [...]