It’s discouraging to think that, since the Wizard of Oz was released as a feature film, the foremost image in North Americans’ minds of dwarfism has been the lollipop kids. Comical, childish, awkward, short—it wasn’t wrong to cast those roles as the filmmakers did, rather it’s regrettable that no alternate images of achondroplasia have since risen to…
The following is an excerpt from Caring for Women, Changing Lives, a report written for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University. Working Beyond Borders McMaster as a centre for global health by Glen Herbert “I’ve just found that there are so many students these days that are interested in international health, andContinue reading “Beyond borders”
The following is an excerpt from McMaster Children’s Hospital: Celebrating the first 25 years, ISBN 0969743564, 9780969743569. The book was launched on October 16, with copies available through the university stores and select booksellers. What’s past is prologueThe origins of pediatric care in Hamilton by Glen Herbert In his address at the dedication ceremony, Dr. Peter Dent mentioned thatContinue reading “History of McMaster Children’s Hospital”
(for the McMaster University Department of Pediatrics) The pediatrics department has long been a centre of evidenced-based medicine, being able to demonstrate not only what works, clinically, but also why it works.
(For Mac Peds) MAC-Obesity is using teamwork to identify and treat obesity.
(McMaster University Department of Pediatrics) As a nation, we’re getting heavier with each passing year, and the health effects of obesity—from depression to heart attacks to some forms of cancer—are on the rise, too. So what do we do? Well, not perhaps what you might think. New studies, such as those led by Dr. KarenContinue reading “Now what?”