Medicine in the Mushkegowuk: A Connection Between North and South

Residents of Kingston will be aware of the positive impact that the local hospitals have on our city’s overall health, but what many of us might not know is that they have a much wider reach than just Kingston and its neighbouring communities; in fact, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu and Providence Care have been intimately linked with a hospital in a remote area of northern Ontario for the past fifty years. … More Medicine in the Mushkegowuk: A Connection Between North and South

National Stress Awareness Day, 16 April: Managing Stress Then and Now

April 16th marks National Stress Awareness Day. Stress often accompanies difficult situations or circumstances that a person undergoes. Psychological, emotional and mental stress can lead to negative consequences on one’s physiological stability.  As a student at Queen’s University, stress is not a foreign concept to me. … More National Stress Awareness Day, 16 April: Managing Stress Then and Now

Grin and Bear It: Toothache Day and Why It Was Best to Avoid the Dentist in the Ancient World

February 9th marks Toothache Day, a day to celebrate… toothaches? Toothache Day is a reminder to all to see the dentist regularly. And count your blessings that you aren’t suffering from a toothache in the Ancient or Medieval Worlds! … More Grin and Bear It: Toothache Day and Why It Was Best to Avoid the Dentist in the Ancient World

World AIDS Day 2012

December 1st 2012 will mark the 24th year of World AIDS Day. Beginning in 1988, Worlds AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. It aims to support people around the world who have been affected by HIV and remember those who were lost to the virus. The World AIDS Day initiative works to eradicate the stigma surrounding the virus and to raise awareness and funds for prevention and research. … More World AIDS Day 2012

Would I Have Died? Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Sometimes it is more important to examine the present than the past to truly understand the magnitude of various discoveries, achievements, and failures. This blog post will focus on imparting a (hopefully) touching story of human resilience both in terms of physical determination and of miraculous technological advancement. It’s my sincere hope that by telling you my tale, I will encourage you to make personal connections of your own to those in history, and to gain a solemn appreciation for what has been made possible in our time through humankind’s drive to improve. … More Would I Have Died? Meconium Aspiration Syndrome