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Canadian Health Policy in the News is a compendium of the commentaries (or OpEds) we have published in major newspapers across the country since the birth of EvidenceNetwork.ca in April 2011 up to October 2012.
How toxic stress is hurting our children
For most parents today, stress is a constant companion. Everyone’s heard of the dangers of high blood pressure, of chronic workaholics having heart attacks at forty, of harried professionals pouring themselves an extra glass of wine (or three) with dinner.
Why a doctor prescribes tax returns
Tax season is upon us and my practice is humming. I am not an accountant, I am a family doctor. My patients are not bank executives, they are largely people who live in poverty, many who are homeless and on social assistance.
Why we all discriminate — even our doctors
We sometimes imagine that discrimination is a blight confined to earlier times and far-away places. Unfortunately, discrimination — that is, treating people better or worse simply because they are members of a particular socially-defined group — occurs in every aspect of our lives today, from the workplace to the doctor’s office.