Over the course of the pandemic, there has been one question about the COVID-19 virus that has continued to resurface. Why does the virus seem to more seriously affect certain patients more than others? Researchers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are leading the Canadian efforts to find out; and...Read more
For many patients in southeastern Ontario, seeing a specialist at Kingston Health Sciences (KHSC) during the COVID-19 pandemic meant no longer having to make a trip to the hospital for an in-person clinic appointment. Instead, appointments often included the use of a laptop, iPad or smart phone, as medical teams...Read more
During the team’s extended offseason, Redblacks kicker and Kingston native, Lewis Ward, traded his helmet for a facemask, working as an...Read more
Speaking about the virtual care he received after having quadruple bypass surgery in June, Brighton resident Rick Liscomb says, “It’s absolutely wonderful – what a comforting thing to be monitored by your care team from the comfort of your home.”
Like many patients, Liscomb’s recovery from surgery has had its...Read more
COVID-19 fatigue may be plaguing you these days but not David Campbell. The clinical ethicist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre actually lights up when you mention the pandemic.
“It may sound weird, but I’ve found it very exciting,” he says. “It has brought the most intense challenges I’ve ever faced...Read more
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