why being canadian makes us sick

today was the annual general meeting of the canadian mental health association. our speaker was dr. paul kershaw. ¬†from his intro: kershaw is an academic, public speaker and media contributor. he is one of canada’s leading thinkers about care-giving and family policy, receiving two national prizes from the canadian political science association for his research.… Continue reading why being canadian makes us sick

frozen pea friday: researching tamoxifen

today is frozen pea friday, and as usual, i’m writing about cancer. a friend of mine who just underwent a mastectomy and will most likely get the recommendation to take tamoxifen in the near future was asking some of her friends to do a bit of research for her (remember, sifting through tons of information… Continue reading frozen pea friday: researching tamoxifen

8 points on emergency preparedness for winter depression

the days are getting shorter. it’s raining. cold creeps in. for some people, yet another bout of winter depression, or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is just around the corner. chronic and recurring conditions – and for many people, depression falls under those categories – are manageable. we can learn from them: each time they happen,… Continue reading 8 points on emergency preparedness for winter depression