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Prison health: Interview with Dr. Ruth Martin

Prison health: Interview with Dr. Ruth Martin

Full text (PDF, 918KB) Tsui, C. Prison health: Interview with Dr. Ruth Martin. UBCMJ. 2016: 7.2 (5-6). Clara Tsuia,°, BSc (Hons) Citation info: UBCMJ. 2016: 7.2 (5-6) °Corresponding author: clara.k.tsui@gmail.com a MD Student 2017, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Ruth Elwood Martin (pictured here) is a Clinical Professor with the UBC School of Population and […]

Marginalization in health care

Full text (PDF, 1,917KB Ribeiro, A., Khamis, N. Marginalization in health care. UBCMJ. 2016: 7.2 (4). The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals were celebrated as a groundbreaking achievement in identifying— and initiating the process of reversing—some of the world’s most dire problems.1 Fifteen years later, the United Nations is focusing its attention on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which […]

The Intersection of Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon

van Soeren M, Aragon M. The Intersection of Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (60-61). Melanie van Soeren, Melissa Aragon Abstract In Northeastern Peru, in the Amazonian district of Loreto, one million Peruvians, mostly Indigenous and Mestizo, live isolated from the rest of the rapidly developing country. This region has a rich history of […]

Mindfulness: What It Is and How It Is Impacting Healthcare

Raski MP. Mindfulness: What It Is and How It Is Impacting Healthcare. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (56-59). Matias P. Raski Abstract The following is a review of literature concerning the place of mindfulness, a non-judging present-moment awareness, and techniques by which to invoke it, in Canadian healthcare. Central to the discussion are the effects of mindfulness on personal and […]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications

ukac CD, David Twa D. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (52-55).Christine D. Christine D. Lukac, David Twa Abstract In Canada, lymphomas are the fifth most prevalent cancer and the incidence of this heterogeneous group of malignancies is increasing. Though recent advances in allopathic medicine with molecularly precise therapies have […]

Garlic-induced Esophagitis and Gastroenteritis: A Review of Four Cases

Grewal GS, Amlani A. Garlic-induced Esophagitis and Gastroenteritis: A Review of Four Cases. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (48-51). Gurinder S. Grewal, Adam Amlani Abstract Garlic, or Allium sativum, is a common culinary ingredient used as a natural medicine for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cancer prevention, treatment of fungal infection, and atherosclerosis prevention. We reviewed all cases of garlic–induced esophagitis […]

The Need for Ethnically Diverse Stem Cell Donors

Fingrut, Warren. The Need for Ethnically Diverse Stem Cell Donors. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (44-47).Warren Fingrut Warren Fingrut Abstract A majority of patients who are in need of a stem cell transplant cannot find a suitable genetic match in their families and rely on unrelated donors, individuals who have registered with a stem cell donor database. […]

Regulating Health Professions in British Columbia

Verma P. Regulating Health Professions in British Columbia. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (42-43).Pretty Verma Pretty Verma Walking down Davie Street to reach St Paul’s Hospital, one encounters a wide variety of businesses and shops. Turning to walk up to the Thurlow Street hospital entrance, one will pass a marijuana dispensary, a naturopathic clinic, and an acupuncture […]

Evidence–Based Medicine and the Growing Popularity of Complementary and Alternative Treatments

Lake S. Evidence–Based Medicine and the Growing Popularity of Complementary and Alternative Treatments. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (40-41). Stephanie Lake Although society has experimented with unorthodox methods of treating health problems for centuries,[1] the business of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown and diversified dramatically over the past few decades.[2] Despite the unconventional nature of […]

Chronic Pain Management and Canadian Public Health Insurance: Do We Need More Comprehensive Health Care?

Jones A. Chronic Pain Management and Canadian Public Health Insurance: Do We Need More Comprehensive Health Care? UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (39). Andrea Jones Chronic pain is defined as ongoing pain that lasts longer than the typical period of time expected for healing, usually taken to be three months.[1] It can occur as a result of an […]