Healthy body, healthy mind

Month: September 2018

Surviving childhood cancer: The good and bad news

Surviving childhood cancer: The good and bad news

One major benefit of having practiced medical oncology for over three decades is, increasingly, I meet up with former patients who survived their cancer and its treatment. A few were teenagers at the time they were under my care. After recovering from the trauma of […]

Stopping the silent suffering of mental health ills

Stopping the silent suffering of mental health ills

Knowledge about mental health and mental disorders has always been far behind those of medical problems. The stigma attached to mental illness has been a significant barrier to recovery, to seeking a health care professional, to receiving treatment or diagnosis, low self-worth and feelings of […]

Not everything’s caused by obesity — like brain and memory function

Not everything’s caused by obesity — like brain and memory function

I know people like to blame obesity for everything: every disease, every problem — everything. You know what I’m blaming on it today? Authors’ and peer reviewers’ attitudes about their studies and results. Last Tuesday, I was asked by CTV News to read a study […]

Great books on science and medicine to read this holiday season

Great books on science and medicine to read this holiday season

I don’t know about you, but I love to end each day reading a book in bed while listening to music (classical, jazz, contemporary…. whatever) on my iPod. Books and music. Could anything be better? Well, perhaps… but not by that much. Like my taste […]