Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Discussion of the Social Determinants of Transgender Health

Most doctors and healthcare professionals are likely to encounter transgender patients at some point in their careers. Yet a recent JAMA article highlighted the fact that, on average, undergraduate medical school curriculums dedicate only 5 hours of training to all … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s Shelter Health Network

According to the report, “On Any Given Night: Measuring Homelessness in Hamilton”, published by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, the two major contributors to homelessness are the lack of adequate income and the lack of affordable housing. Families … Continue reading

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Rethinking Mental Illness – hope and resilience in mental health

This week we talked to Dr. Sheila Harms about mental health in Hamilton and on an international level. On Nov. 4, the International Women’s and Children’s Health Conference was held in Hamilton. The focus of the conference was on “confronting … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity in Canada: a spooky subject

Trick or Treat! On Halloween night, thousands of kids all across Canada dress up in costume, with empty bags and pillowcases in hand. They speed from house to house, collecting as many sugary treats as they can carry.   For kids, … Continue reading

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