Category Archives: activism

To the streets! Reflecting on health-sector responses to refugee health cuts

In late April of this year, the federal government announced it would make sweeping cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program – a program that provides access to healthcare for refugees in Canada. On May 11th over 90 doctors occupied … Continue reading

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Ahead of Ontario’s budget vote, NDP leader heeds physicians’ call for fair taxation

On the eve of the confidence vote for the Ontario provincial budget, provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath is ramping up the pressure to negotiate key budget changes in exchange for NDP support.  If the Liberals fail to garner NDP support … Continue reading

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“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”

Indian philosopher Krishnamurti once said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” The public’s understanding of mental illness today is based on a theory emphasizing chemical imbalance. But has our focus on … Continue reading

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Current Developments in AIDS treatments with Dr Mark Wainberg- December 5, 2011

More than 90,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 33.3 million people have HIV. More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus, making it one of the … Continue reading

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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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At the heart of #occupywallstreet: One medic’s take

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that since September 17th, 2011, protesters have occupied New York City’s financial district. Since then, people have gathered in financial districts across the globe to speak against austerity measures, against growing … Continue reading

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