Tag: health

Women deliver baby dolls to elderly dementia, Alzheimer’s patients.

“I can promise you that no matter what you got for Valentine’s Day, mine was way bigger and better than anything you could ever imagine. A few weeks ago, I told you about my dear friend and co-worker Sandy Cambron that gave my mom and her roommate babies. Today she delivered 28 babies and four […]

Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories

In a widely read article on antidepressant withdrawal published on April 8, The New York Times invited readers to describe their experiences coming off the drugs. More than 8,800 people responded — teenagers, college students, new mothers, empty-nesters, retirees. Dozens did write in to say the drugs had been lifesaving, literally so. “You fail to […]

9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain.

In our current age of technology, many of us find ourselves sitting in front of the computer for most of the day. All of this sitting can cause tightness in the hamstrings, , and hip flexors, as well as a weakening of (abdominals, lower back, and glutes). Our deepest hip flexor, the Psoas, is directly […]

The Little Things.

“Yesterday I overheard a nursing student snark, “yeah, this is why I’m in nursing school – so I can pass trays.” And if I hadn’t been up to my eyeballs in other things to do for my patients, I would have stopped and said: You’ve already missed the point entirely. I’m not sure why you […]

‘I want to talk!’ Waterloo students demonstrate for better mental health support

Months of waiting for counselling and the culture of high productivity has University of Waterloo students demonstrating at arts quad Thursday morning. “I want to talk!” One student chanted. “We want to listen!” The crowd answered. WaterlooWalkout for Mental Health was organized after a 22-year-old student in his fourth year of study died by suicide on […]

Players from NHL, junior leagues seeking brain scans without team involvement.

More than 200 current and retired National Hockey League players have taken concerns about existing or potential brain injuries into their own hands by visiting a neurosurgeon in Kingston, Ont., for MRI brain scan procedures. Dr. Douglas James Cook says at least 120 former and some 80 active NHL players have undergone the scans over the past […]

Cultural Competence in Promoting End-of-Life Care for Muslim Patients.

Just a little infographic I put together last term as part of my learning plan. Cultural competence is essential in providing patient centred care. As healthcare providers we need to be aware of our patient’s backgrounds as it often has a direct influence on promoting well-being in our patients. It can relate to why our […]

We’re Working Nurses to Death.

By: Jason Silverstein Nurses do the work that neither hospitals nor patients could live without, which comes at an ever-increasing physical and emotional cost, as they are expected to aid sicker patients for longer hours with less support. Otherwise, nursing could easily be the best job in the United States—the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates more […]

Strategies to calm the anxious brain.

This is part of a series looking at micro skills – changes that employees can make to improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the […]

Human antidepressants building up in brains of fish in Niagara River.

Researchers studying fish from the Niagara River have found that human antidepressants and remnants of these drugs are building up in the fishes’ brains. The concentration of human drugs was discovered by scientists from University at Buffalo, Buffalo State and two Thai universities, Ramkhamhaeng University and Khon Kaen University. Active ingredients and metabolized remnants of Zoloft, […]