Response to refugee crisis must include expanding refugee health care

Health care access for refugees must be a key element of Canada’s humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Response to refugee crisis must include expanding refugee health careDownload this column on health care for refugees for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Sep 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The haunting image of Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body lying face down on a Turkish beach have prompted many Canadians to ask what we can do as a country…

Why a digital expert is essential to improving patient health

The digital expert offers far more help than just syncing devices

Why a digital expert is essential to improving patient healthDownload this column on a healthcare digital expert for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Sep 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As a family doctor, I have seen a dramatic shift in the range of people I work alongside every day – all for the better. When I was…

A plan for a vibrant and sustainable CBC

Unfortunately, the CBC’s ability to meet consumer demands is severely challenged by a lack of funding

A plan for a vibrant and sustainable CBCDownload this column on the CBC for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Jul 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications has released a report on the future of the CBC. I was a part of that study, but I could not support…

One family’s journey with autism

While our son is finding his voice on his own particular path, we feel blessed, proud of his achievements, and exhausted

One family’s journey with autismOTTAWA, ON, Jun 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - It was an ordinary summer day. People were milling on the main thoroughfare, bikes zig-zagging through traffic, cafés and pubs spilling onto the sidewalk, patrons sipping their way through a lazy Friday afternoon. We were ordinary that day too. Just another family, managing the hectic jumble of…

Three ways you can help families affected by autism

Small gestures can make all the difference to someone’s day

Three ways you can help families affected by autismOTTAWA, ON, Apr 15, 2014/ Troy Media/ - April is World Autism Awareness month. Unfortunately, it’s no longer uncommon for most of us to know families struggling just to keep up with the day-to-day tasks required of them because they have a child with autism. About one in 68 children has been identified with an…

The myth of Harper’s job creation record

1.3 million Canadians are unemployed, youth unemployment is persistently high and 3 million people live in poverty

The myth of Harper’s job creation recordWith close to 46, 000 Canadians getting pink slips in December, Canadians are getting the picture that the economy is not as rosy as the Harper government says it is. We have been fed the myth that our economy is not only doing fine, but that we are world leaders. Unfortunately, we are not. We…

The truth about sugar

Science doesn’t support the sugar-demonizers

The truth about sugarVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - One of the first things you’ll hear in the emotionally-loaded conversation about diet and health is that white sugar is poisonous. It’s such a common refrain that you don’t hesitate to accept its truth. Sugar, it is said, scrambles normal thoughts and feelings, rots you from the…
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