Reid Gladman, a recent Queen’s University graduate, remembers telling his parents that he was pretty sure he had a brain tumor after experiencing his first seizure in grade nine. Following an MRI in his hometown of Kamloops, British Columbia showed no evidence of a tumor, and after experiencing subsequent seizures,...Read more
Over 50 per cent of people in developed countries will experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is a common reason patients see their family practitioner and is responsible for more than half of opioid prescriptions.
“Back pain can affect your ability to...Read more
For some families in Kingston, just the thought of getting their teenager booked for a COVID-19 vaccine is a daunting one. For some children, the sights and sounds of a mass-vaccination clinic can be just too overwhelming to navigate. For others, the sight of a needle can prompt a panic-attack....Read more
If you’ve ever grabbed a bite to eat at KHSC’s Kingston General Hospital site, there’s a chance you’ve met Teresa Beckwith. In fact, if you’ve even just come through the hospital’s main Kidd-Davies entrance, you probably have heard her distinctive laugh.
“I get compliments on my laugh, which probably sounds...Read more
At 21 years old, KHSC Security Guard Satwinder Singh already has a lifetime’s worth of stories to share. In part, because his journey from Punjab, India to Kingston has been a winding one.
At just 8 years old Singh became a volunteer soldier in the Sikh army, known as...Read more
When Doug Duffy woke up on April 24, he was expecting to have a typical Saturday. He had taken the dog out and had just finished taking photos of recently acquired telephone memorabilia. Then – throwing the rest of his weekend plans out the window – he had a stroke,...Read more
The six hospital organizations in the southeast have signed an agreement with Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) to transform the experiences of those providing and receiving health care, with the implementation of a shared health information system (HIS) that includes electronic health records.
Once implemented, the regional system supported by...Read more
As June 21 marks National Indigenous People’s Day and Solstice – the longest day of the year, Nursing Support Assistant Yessica Rivera Belsham recognizes the importance of coming together to celebrate Mother Earth, our culture, our languages, and our traditions across Turtle Island.
“My heart is with the people in Northern Ontario...Read more
“I am happy to report that the artwork is finally up on the Burr 4 Mental Health & Addictions Unit and it looks fantastic,” says Melanie Darling, Program Manager Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health & Addiction Program. “The idea for the paintings began when Spiritual Health Practitioner James Graham...Read more
Celebrating his authentic self is something Nicholas Axas believes in doing every day, not just during Pride Month in June. Ditto, he says, for his workplace at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), where he serves as operational director of the mental health and addiction care program.
“Part of the reason...Read more