Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sound familiar?

This week’s Auditor General’s report on the delays and cost overruns on the Bluenose II retrofit sounds so familiar. The provincial AG’s finger-pointing came just days after Halifax’s auditor general criticized the poor planning, cost-overruns and delays in building the … Continue reading

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Misgivings about medical tourism

Medical tourism makes me queasy. While a growing trend, I have put off writing about it. However, on January 28, CBC Radio Noon hosted a call-in program about it. When it comes to medical travel/medical tourism the advice is do … Continue reading

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Weather weakness

As Eastern North America prepares for the first major winter storm, we should consider how weather highlights a weakness in our health care system. In weather conditions that close schools and government offices and cause the RCMP to issue warnings … Continue reading

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Racism, institutional abuse or both?

As someone who has been watching Nova Scotia’s health care system, it is not beyond belief to think racism exists within the managerial ranks, who also show inclinations for bullying employees. The subject of racism in health care has been … Continue reading

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Realigning health care should extend to buildings and ideas

Finally, we’re starting to hear some word about the mothballed Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro. This article in The Chronicle Herald http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1262240-no-prognosis-for-former-truro-hospital quotes the Colchester East Hants Health Authority CEO saying, “At the moment there is not any kind of … Continue reading

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An exciting fresh take on cancer treatment

This is an important development not just in breast cancer research, but in leading to a new, workable treatment for multiple cancers. http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1260478-dalhousie-researchers-find-drug-combination-that-‘shut-down’-tumours Normally I don’t post articles about new drug or treatment therapies because it gives false hope to … Continue reading

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