The #medbikini controversy

There is nothing unprofessional about a #medbikini. I was relieved to learn that an article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery on Friday was retracted. In case you missed it… Sexism in Medicine In a clear example of sexism in medicine, the study went...

The post-COVID world: A bittersweet symphony

This week, I opened my planner and came across a list of my goals for Spring that I’d written back in early January: attend a Latin dance festival; get my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; travel. These sorts of activities open my mind, allowing me to make progress in...

Stay at home; save a life

Having recently returned from the U.S., I’ve now finished my 14 days of self-isolation. Now, it’s back to work in the hospital. Over the last two weeks, I had very little sunshine. All of my food was delivered. The most difficult part of all, though, was...

How long can the coronavirus stay on surfaces?

The number of COVID-19 cases now exceeds 378,000 worldwide. This new coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, is having unprecedented global effects. The number of deaths in Italy surpasses 6000 and there is a lock-down in many countries. The number of worldwide cases...

Nova Scotia ramps up restrictions

The Government of Nova Scotia has declared a provincial state of emergency. Today at a press briefing, Premier Steve MacNeil, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang other top officials updated the public on the latest restrictions. Tighter measures were put in place...