Faculty of Medicine in the Media: May 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 May 22 – 31

Alcohol-related deaths in Canada increasing faster for women than men: report (CTV News)
Dr. Joseph Amuah, Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, comments on a data reporting that alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations in Canada are increasing at a faster rate for women than men.

Hot work conditions may boost next-day heat stroke risk for older men (Reuters US)
Dr. Sean Notley, Faculty of Medicine, is the lead author in a study that found that older men who exert themselves in the heat for prolonged periods may be at higher risk of heat stroke and related injuries the following day.

Interview With Marc Ruel: Thoughts on Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and the MIST Trial (Medical Health News)
Interview with Dr. Marc Ruel, Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, on minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the minimally invasive versus sternotomy trial.

Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may help fight cancer after surgery: study  (CTV News Toronto)
Dr. Rebecca Auer, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and senior author of this study, is leading the first clinical trial in the world of an erectile dysfunction drug and the flu vaccine in people with cancer.

Running not cycling keeps bone marrow young. (CBC News)
Dr. Guy Trudel, Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, talks about a new study that compares the bones of long-distance runners, cyclists, and sedentary people.

"Medutainment" -- Are doctors using patients to gain social media celebrity? (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Dr. Alireza Jalali, Professor and head of Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine, talks about medical professionals using social media as a tool.

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Depressed? Join this study to help develop more effective treatments (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Céline Aguer, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and her team are looking for a connection between Type 2 diabetes and depression through voluntary clinical research.

How the new Ebola vaccine was made in Canada (CBC News)
Dr. Amir Attaran, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, comments on how the new Ebola vaccine was made in Canada.

Male Infertility Is On The Rise -- So Why Aren't We Talking About It? (Chatelaine)
Dr. Arthur Leader, Full Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Medicine, explains a few reasons for the rise in male infertility.

The best incentive to quit smoking? Free money. (Global News)
Dr. Andrew Pipe, Faculty of Medicine, explains the most effective way to get people to quit smoking.

Ottawa man who survived 'widow-maker' heart attack walking in gratitude (Ottawa Citizen)
This article mentions the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for saving the life of Marc Cashman who suffered a "widow-maker" heart attack.

One-year milestone reached to Go-Live of Epic Health Information System (Inside Ottawa Valley)
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is involved in a collaborative project featuring integrated and enhanced access to health information and services and improving patient experience.

Week of May 15 – 21

Info commissioner finally rules on complaint - 10 years later (CBC News)
Dr. Amir Attaran, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, is calling for the abolishment of the office of the information commissioner of Canada, after his complaint investigation took more than 10 years to complete.

What your eyes can tell you about your health (MSN)
Dr. Setareh Ziai, Faculty of Medicine, explains what eyes can tell you about your health.

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health (Treehugger)
Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, lead a study that reported that

The Ottawa Hospital opens game-changing Neuromuscular Centre (Biotechnology Focus)
Dr. Jodi Warman Chardon, Assistant Professor and Dr. Robin Parks, Associate Professor, comment on the new Neuromuscular Centre at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus.

What's Causing Your Stomach Ulcer? (Best Health)
Dr. Catherine Dubé, Faculty of Medicine, talks about stomach ulcers.

Family Docs Issue Guidelines on Deprescribing Benzodiazepines. (Medical Health News)
Dr. Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, and colleagues published a guideline focused on helping clinicians to safely deprescribe benzodiazepine receptor agonists.

Week of May 08 – 14

Mottiar: Ontarians need better access to palliative care (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Miriam Mottiar, Faculty of Medicine, writes about access to palliative care in Ontario.

5 Resolutions Your Doctor Wishes You'd Made (Best Health)
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, share his opinion on New Year’s resolution.

Week of May 01 – 07

New research centre a 'game changer' for neuromuscular disease patients (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Warman Chardon, Assistant Professor and Dr. Robin Parks, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, established together the new Neuromuscular Clinical Research Centre at The Ottawa Hospital.

Drug testing technology may prevent overdose deaths, advocates hope (CBC News)
Dr. Lynne Leonard, Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, is involved in a 3 year pilot project studying the use of a mass spectrometer, used to test for fentanyl and other harmful substances in drugs at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre injection site.


French Media

Semaine du 22 – 31 mai

Le CISSS intensifie sa lutte au tabagisme (Courrier Laval)
Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval implante à travers ses 32 établissements une technique développée par l'Institut de cardiologie de l'Université d'Ottawa connue sous le vocable du Modèle d'Ottawa pour l'abandon du tabac.

Semaine du 1 – 7 mai

L'art de construire sa vie (Le Droit)
Dr André Bilodeau, Faculté de médecine, discute de sa carrière et de son intérêt en architecture.

Les enjeux du don d'organes (Radio-Canada)
Dr Alireza Jalali, Faculté de médecine, met en lumière les enjeux du don d’organes.

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