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  • Coping with AnxietyReuel S. Amdur
    June 26, 2014

    Sigmund Freud made a distinction between fear and anxiety. Fear is a reaction to a real present danger, while in anxiety the danger is absent. On June 19 Dr. Jakov Shlik spoke to an audience at the Royal Ottawa Hospital about living with anxiety. He is the clinical director of the hospital's Mood and Anxiety Program.

  • Rally for Refugee Health CareReuel S. Amdur
    June 26, 2014

    Is a sick child a bogus refugee? That was a question raised by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) pediatrician Dr. Tobey Audcent, on June 16, the third national day of action called by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care. The event was a rally on Parliament Hill. Some 350 people gathered for the rally, including doctors, nurses, social workers, lawyers, and medical students. They were there to protest against the Harper government's cuts to health care for refugees and claimants.

  • What to do about ProstitutionReuel S. Amdur
    June 26, 2014

    A conference on safety and the sex trade was held at Ottawa City Hall on June 13 under the auspices of Crime Prevention Ottawa. Safety was addressed primarily in terms of the danger of violence, particularly for streetwalkers, who in fact account for as few as five per cent of prostitutes. In the Vancouver Lower East Side, the figure may rise to 20%.

  • Homeless AboriginalsReuel S. Amdur
    June 26, 2014

    Aboriginal homelessness is complex. There is not a single cause and not a single Aboriginal experience, according to Caryl Patrick, a researcher with the Canadian Homelessness Research Network, publishers of her recent book Aboriginal Homelessness in Canada. Patrick spoke at Ottawa's Octopus Books on Bank Street on April 24.

  • Judge calls Canada's refugee policy cruelReuel S. Amdur
    September 11, 2014

    The decision by Federal Court Justice Anne Mactavish throws a spanner in the wheels of the Harper government's attack on refugees.

  • Aging: When you've got to goReuel S. Amdur
    September 11, 2014

    Incontinence was recently addressed in an on-line seminar given by Champlain Rehab Solutions. The presenter was Susan Watson, RN, Regional Manager of the Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton Branch of VHA Home Health Care. What follows is a summary of her remarks, both condensed and enhanced.

  • Canada's immigration policy moving in the wrong directionReuel S. Amdur
    September 11, 2014

    Canada's immigration policies have been more successful than those of the United States and European countries. That was the view expressed by Irene Bloemraad, a sociology professor at the University of California, in a talk given to the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Parliamentary dining room on April 3.

  • Who are the Yazidis?Reuel S. Amdur
    September 11, 2014

    Iraqi Yazidis have been in the news lately, and not pleasant news. The Islamic State extremists have overrun some Yazidi villages, with the command to convert to their brand of Islam or die. Many have been killed or have fled. Women have been carried off. But who are the Yazidis?

  • World Suicide Prevention DayReuel S. Amdur
    September 29, 2014

    September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day. On that occasion, Dr. Ian Colman of the University of Ottawa, Canadian Research Chairman in Mental Health Epidemiology, spoke before a gathering sponsored by the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition.

  • Harper and Canadian researchReuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    On October 7, the Royal Society of Canada Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, issued a position paper, "Driving Growth through Research." In the paper is a recommendation that Canadian research funding should be increased at least to the average level of OECD and G8 countries.

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