Faculty of Medicine in the Media: February 2018

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Here is a highlight of where our faculty members, learners and alumni have appeared in the news this month.

Week of February 22 - 28

Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery (Reuters US)
Dr. Daniel McIsaac, Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, comments on research which suggests that older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail.

The feds must act aggressively to fight tobacco use (Hill Times)
Dr. Andrew Pipe, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, shares his thoughts on Canada's stance concerning the battle against tobacco.

Is Cannabis Beauty's Next Hot Ingredient? Here's What Weed Could Mean For Skincare (Chatelaine) 
Mark Kirchhof, Professor in the Department of Medicine, talks about cannabis-infused topical products used to relieve painful skin conditions.

Week of February 15 - 21

The Professor of Horrible Deeds(Chronicle of Higher Education)
Dr. John Bradford, Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, comments on Fred Berlin's decades of pioneering research on pedophilia.

Week of February 08 - 14

9 Reasons Why You Feel Lightheaded--And When To Be Concerned (Prevention) 
Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has developed a screening tool that could help predict whether or not a person who has fainted is likely to have an underlying health problem.

'We tread lightly, we cower, we fear': When doctors fight amongst themselves, patient care suffers (National Post) 
Dr. Derek Puddester, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, comments on the inappropriate and unprofessional communication between doctors in the workplace and the effects on patient care.

Week of February 01 - 07

Heart disease in Canadian women misdiagnosed, under-treated: Heart and Stroke (CTV News Ottawa)
Dr. Marc Ruel, Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, comments on the troubling report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation about women and heart disease showing that the early warnings signs of a heart attack are missed in 78% of women.

Liddy and Keely: Let's get health-care ideas beyond the 'pilot' p (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Clare Liddy, Associate Professor and Dr. Erin Keely, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, suggest that family doctors refer their patients to a knowledgeable specialist directly to avoid a long wait, sometimes lasting months.

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