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Letters / BY: Stuart Kreisman, MD January/February 2018
... ] and of course I agree very strongly. You may recall my Premise piece, “Toward smoke-free multi-unit dwellings” [ ... various levels of government have done little to move this issue forward over the last 6 years. Things are much better in the United ...
News June 2018
BC Cancer and its Laboratory Services have identified an issue with the test used to screen for colon cancer. Recent fecal ... identified. A new reagent has been in use since mid-December 2017, when testing resumed after a 3-month suspension due to similar issues. ... should talk to their doctor about diagnostic testing they may need. Factors that put people at greater risk include having a ...
Obituaries / BY: Susan Bond January/February 2017
... association with the College and was a real firebrand on the issue of medical ethics. The ideals of the Hippocratic oath were his ... 2017 at the Kimberley Elks Club. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund, PO Box 100, Kimberley, BC, ...
News July/August 2017
The April 2017 theme issue of  CNS Spectrums  offers guidelines on how to approach ... be the correct course of treatment.  Antidepressants may not alleviate depressive symptoms, and instead may pose a potential hazard ...
Interviews / BY: Joanne Jablkowski September 2017
... People choose early, and they become one thing, and they may subspecialize in that one thing. And then the hospital doesn’t support ... are going to retire. Is there a particular health care issue that you think needs more attention right now? The big picture needs ...
Special Feature / BY: Kashmira Suraliwalla July/August 2017
... and Doctors of BC will ensure adequate communication on this issue. There being no further questions, the motion to accept the audited ... white guys. They did give us a very nice lunch, though. You may wonder, “How did things evolve to me being so passionate about the ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Courtney Young, MBA, MD, FRCPC December 2017
... attention was focused on how QI could favorably affect the issue of medical errors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was the catalyst ... often navigate multiple care interfaces and consequently may experience fragmented care and poor outcomes.[ 5 ] This is particularly ...
Clinical Articles / BY: W.D. Robertson, MB, BChir, FRCPC July/August 2017
... assurance. Vancouver Island implementation In May 2016, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) established a ... to the drugs required for assisted death has not been an issue. Prescribers and pharmacists have worked closely to ensure effective ...
Blog / BY: George Szasz, CM, MD
... brought my attention to an article in the 2 December 2017 issue: “Gay twin may offer an answer to mystery of our sexuality.” The mystery is how we ...
Blog / BY: George Szasz, CM, MD
... or explicit shaming of physicians. The so-called evaluations may be based on time spent in the doctor’s waiting room, the perceived ... not appear to be particularly well attended. The bothersome issue is that neither the good nor the shaming comments are helpful in ...