Innovative Health Care is Integrated Health Care

Political leaders agree that the only way to improve the health of our aging population is through a integrated health system, designed to treat the whole person. This issue was discussed at length at the recent forum titled ‘Integrated Health Care 2.0’, hosted by the Vancouver board of trade. Read the full Vancouver Sun article […]

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The Month of ‘Movember’

The month of November has been recoined by some as Movember, as a fund-raising strategy for prostate cancer awareness. Although this is seemingly a valuable endeavour, it highlights some major flaws in cancer funding. Despite a steady increase in the number of diagnoses over the past 20 years, deaths from prostate cancer have stayed quite […]

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Oral Contraceptives Linked to Depression

The link can no longer be ignored. A new study from the University of Copenhagen reviewed cases of one million Danish women over 13 years, and found higher rates of depression in those who used oral contraceptives. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(11):1154-1162 – An article published in The Guardian

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Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cause Cancer?

On August 23, 2016, a study titled ‘Menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer: what is the true size of the increased risk?’ was published in Br J Cancer. 2016 Aug 23;115(5):607-15 This data is not surprising, since we have long known of the link between breast cancer and the intake of synthetic hormone replacement therapy. […]

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The Evolution of Medicine – 3 Part Series

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine series. The goal of this 3 part series is to take you on a journey of understanding the medical system we have here in British Columbia. I will briefly explain why conventional medical doctors think and act the way they do, and why an increasing number of doctors are […]

U of T Dean of Pharmacy Wins $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize

University of Toronto pharmacy professor Heather Boon is the 2015 winner of the $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize, awarded Friday night in Vancouver for her contribution to complementary and alternative medicine. U of T dean of pharmacy wins $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize (The Vancouver Sun) Past Winners of the Rogers Prize (Dr. Rogers Prize)