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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Learning from Dr. Henry Lu, PhD, Dr.TCM

Ip A. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Learning from Dr. Henry Lu, PhD, Dr.TCM. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (36-38). Alvin H. Ip Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in China over 2,500 years ago and represents a myriad of modalities and techniques, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), and tai chi.[1] TCM is based on […]

Addressing the Osteoporosis Health Care Gap in British Columbia with Fracture Liaison Services

Gabby Napoleone Napolene G. Addressing the Osteoporosis Health Care Gap in British Columbia with Fracture Liaison Services. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (33-35). Abstract Fracture liaison services have been developed in parts of Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world and have proven to be a cost–effective means of managing osteoporosis and reducing recurrent fractures. Such a […]

Teaching Social Pediatrics: the Global Health Initiative Inner City Project

Vignan Yogendrakumar, Erica Tsang, Barbara Fitzgerald Yogendrakumar V, Tsang E, Fitzgerald B. Teaching Social Pediatrics: the Global Health Initiative Inner City Project. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (30-32). Abstract Social Pediatrics, a medical sub–specialty utilizing a community–based and holistic approach to pediatric care, is increasingly recognized for its effectiveness in addressing the medical and social issues of […]

Dental Care in Canada: the Need for Incorporation into Publicly Funded Health Care

Elisabeth McClymont McClymont E. Dental Care in Canada: the Need for Incorporation into Publicly Funded Health Care. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (28-29). Abstract Dental care was recommended in the 1964 Royal Commission on Health Services that helped shape our current health care system but has yet to become a part of publicly funded health care. This has […]

A Doctor by Any Other Name

Csilla Egri, Tasneem Pirani-Sheriff Egri C, Pirani-Sheriff T. A Doctor by Any Other Name. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (25-27). Abstract This interview–style commentary piece addresses some key concerns medical professionals might have about the care provided by complementary health care practitioners, specifically naturopathic doctors (NDs). As relative content experts in their respective fields, questions are asked by a […]

Investigating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Seniors

Katrina M. Ward, Dr. Renee S. MacPhee Ward KM, MacPhee RS. Investigating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Seniors. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (21-24). Abstract Objectives: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used regularly by 70 % of Canadians, but when compared to younger users of CAM, seniors tend to use it less frequently. Using a phenomenological approach, […]

Bridging the Divide: Can Naturopathic and Medical Doctors Collaborate to Make Integrative Care A Reality?

Aaron Van Gaver, Vanessa Vaartnou Van Gaver A, Vaartnou V. Bridging the Divide: Can Naturopathic and Medical Doctors Collaborate to Make Integrative Care A Reality? UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (18-20). Integrative healthcare is defined as an avenue of medicine and health that ”reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is […]

What Is Good Medicine?

Hal Gunn Gunn H. What Is Good Medicine? UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (16-17). After practicing as a family doctor for 14 years, first in Tumbler Ridge and then in Vancouver, I came to recognize what many of my colleagues and, more recently, clinical research have discovered; an empowered, engaged patient who is active in supporting their […]

Bringing Mindfulness into Medical Practice: UBC’s New Family Medicine Residency Program Delivers Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction Curriculum

Devon Christie Christie D. Bringing Mindfulness into Medical Practice: UBC’s New Family Medicine Residency Program Delivers Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction Curriculum. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (13-15). This summer, four R1 Rural Family Medicine residents will commence their postgraduate training in the inaugural UBC Kootenay Boundary Rural Family Medicine residency program. As part of their Behavioural Medicine curriculum, they will participate […]

Natural Health Products: The Gap between Perceptions and Reality

Stan Bardal Bardal S. Natural Health Products: The Gap between Perceptions and Reality. UBCMJ. 2015: 7.1 (11-12). Emily is a 49–year–old female who takes a number of prescription medications, including warfarin. She has noted feeling “down” over the past several weeks, and, while motivated to do something to improve her quality of life, she is reluctant to […]