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Sanitation, Sanity, and (Moral) Suitability: The History of the Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants into Canada
27 May 2020 | Clare Fogarty
As the understanding of human health has changed with history, so too has the basis for the exclusion and deportation of Canadian immigrants for medical purposes. Physical, mental, and moral health were key criteria in the first century of Canadian immigration policy, highlighting Canada’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment through the medicalization of specific social groups.

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Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters
23 May 2020 | Xinyu Ji, Kenzy Abdelhamid, Darya Naumova, Ellen Chow, Juan-Carlos Chirgwin
Language barriers, a common problem in diverse healthcare environments, pose a considerable challenge when providing care. The need for adequate and accessible interpretation services is discussed.

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Stories of institutional and local policy change from Harvard’s Cambridge Health Alliance
07 May 2020 | Debra Ann Dawson
Debra Dawson looks at social accountability, as it relates to Cambridge Health Alliance. She discusses how the culture of the population influence the care, and how to sustain care centers for vulnerable populations.

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16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
09 April 2020 | EBOH: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Selected abstracts from the 16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) Research Day. The event was held on March 13, 2020, and was led by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society.


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Sanitation, Sanity, and (Moral) Suitability: The History of the Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants into Canada
Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters
Stories of institutional and local policy change from Harvard’s Cambridge Health Alliance
16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
Training Global Surgery Advocates: Strengthening the Global Surgery Voice
Impact of a family medicine-based transitional care intervention on readmission and length of stay: a pilot study
The Family Medicine-Based Virtual Ward: Qualitative Description of the Implementation Process
Delisting Full Coverage for In Vitro Fertilization in Quebec
Radiation Safety Awareness Amongst First-Year Medical and Dental Students
Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on an Individual’s Ability to Learn to Control a Brain-Computer Interface
Immune dysfunction in spaceflight and diabetes mellitus – translating space observations to terrestrial disease
Pioneers in Anesthesia: The Bourne Generation
Clinical trial transparency
5th Annual Family Medicine Research Day
Conference Abstracts from the MJM/MASH Symposium
15th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
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Sanitation, Sanity, and (Moral) Suitability: The History of the Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants into Canada
27 May 2020 | Clare Fogarty
As the understanding of human health has changed with history, so too has the basis for the exclusion and deportation of Canadian immigrants for medical purposes. Physical, mental, and moral health were key criteria in the first century of Canadian immigration policy, highlighting Canada’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment through the medicalization of specific social groups.

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Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters
23 May 2020 | Xinyu Ji, Kenzy Abdelhamid, Darya Naumova, Ellen Chow, Juan-Carlos Chirgwin
Language barriers, a common problem in diverse healthcare environments, pose a considerable challenge when providing care. The need for adequate and accessible interpretation services is discussed.

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Stories of institutional and local policy change from Harvard’s Cambridge Health Alliance
07 May 2020 | Debra Ann Dawson
Debra Dawson looks at social accountability, as it relates to Cambridge Health Alliance. She discusses how the culture of the population influence the care, and how to sustain care centers for vulnerable populations.

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16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
09 April 2020 | EBOH: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Selected abstracts from the 16th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) Research Day. The event was held on March 13, 2020, and was led by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society.

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Training Global Surgery Advocates: Strengthening the Global Surgery Voice
23 March 2020 | Xiya Ma, Dominique Vervoort, Dan Poenaru
Two-thirds of the world’s population lack access to essential surgical, obstetric and anesthesia care when needed. Interest in global surgery is growing exponentially, but the availability of a structured global surgery curriculum for medical trainees is lacking. Here, we present a novel, three-day workshop aimed to equip trainees with knowledge and advocacy skills and help develop future generations of global surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and obstetricians.

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Impact of a family medicine-based transitional care intervention on readmission and length of stay: a pilot study
20 February 2020 | Genevieve Arsenault-Lapierre, Bernardo Kremer, Nadia Sourial, Justin Gagnon, Mina Ladores, Isabelle Vedel
Transitional care interventions, often led by hospital specialists, have mixed impact on reducing readmissions. Interventions led by family physicians may be more promising. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a family-medicine-based intervention in reducing the incidence of emergency department (ED) visits, hospital readmissions and the length of stay (LOS) of older patients. A quasi-experimental pilot-study was conducted at a Family Medicine Group (FMG) in Montreal.

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The Family Medicine-Based Virtual Ward: Qualitative Description of the Implementation Process
31 January 2020 | Justin Gagnon, Bernardo Kremer, Genevieve Arsenault-Lapierre, Araceli Gonzalez-Reyes, Mina Ladores, Isabelle Vedel
The family medicine-based virtual ward involves case management and multi-disciplinary follow-up care to patients transitioning from hospital to home. The aims of this study were to provide a description of the intervention, as adapted by the Montreal Jewish General Hospital family medicine group, and the process surrounding its implementation.

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Delisting Full Coverage for In Vitro Fertilization in Quebec
25 November 2019 | Alexia De Simone
On 28 November 2015, the Quebec government withdrew full coverage for its assisted procreation program that had been previously covered since 2010. The previously approved legislation under Bill 26 aimed to decrease neonatal intensive-care unit costs associated from multiple birth pregnancies and to increase the number of live-births in the province by funding up to six natural in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and implementing a single-embryo-transfer (SET) policy.

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Radiation Safety Awareness Amongst First-Year Medical and Dental Students
10 November 2019 | Leinjo I. Mengnjo, Yasser A. Noureldin, Sero Andonian
An anonymous electronic survey of first-year medical and dental students at McGill University was conducted between February and April 2016. It was made up of 15 close-ended questions assessing knowledge and practice of radiation safety measures.

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Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on an Individual’s Ability to Learn to Control a Brain-Computer Interface
09 October 2019 | Erika Renda, Sarah Amirali Karmali, Ivona Yordanova, Shira Schwartz, Yacine Mahdid, Arna Ghosh, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Marie-Hélène Boudrias
The aim of this study was to validate previous studies that found significantly reduced motor learning period with combined use of tDCS and BCI. Also, to evaluate if the high density system with targeted anodal tDCS had similar effects compared to non-targeted tDCS.

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Immune dysfunction in spaceflight and diabetes mellitus – translating space observations to terrestrial disease
07 September 2019 | Adil S. Ahmed, Vignesh Ramachandran, Daniel K. O'Conor, Erik L. Antonsen
Spaceflight alters normal physiology of cells and tissues seen on Earth. Immune cells and signaling molecules appear to be particularly affected, resulting in changes in leukocyte populations, such as signaling molecule responses to immune challenge, and effector function. Akin to spaceflight, diabetes mellitus produces significant immune system dysfunction.