OMA Spotlight on Health

OMA Spotlight on Health

Featuring doctors from across the province, the OMA Spotlight on Health Podcast covers health care issues that are top of mind for patients. For more information please visit OMA.org Brought to you by the Ontario Medical Association and produced and edited by Jodi Crawford Productions. This podcast is not intended to provide medical advice for specific situations and is for general educational purposes only. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms or questions about your health. The views and opinions expressed by the guest do not necessarily reflect those of the Ontario Medical Association.

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November 16, 2021 8 min

Dr. Connie Nasello, obstetrician and gynaecologist and chair of the OMA Section on Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides an update on the impacts of COVID-19 and vaccines during pregnancy.


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In latest OMA podcast, award-winning journalist André Picard discusses covering the pandemic

 

Globe and Mail columnist André Picard has been given an honorary membership to the OMA for his coverage of the pandemic. In the OMA’s regular podcast series Spotlight on Health, Picard shares his views on the pandemic from his vantage point as a journalist.

 

Read more about Picard’s honorary membership here: https://www.oma.org/newsroom/news...

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October 8, 2021 11 min

Dr. Carolyn Snider talks about physician burnout on the pandemic’s front lines.

 

OMA data shows physician burnout is on the rise. Dr. Carolyn Snider, chief of emergency medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, describes what it’s been like to be on the front lines of the pandemic and what health-care workers are doing to cope.

 

For more information on physician burnout please visit:  https://www.oma.org/newsroom/news/2021/aug/o...

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Doctors are making difficult decisions on behalf of patients every day during the pandemic. Featuring:
Dr. Erin O’Connor: Toronto emergency physician

Dr. Lawrence Loh: Peel Region medical officer of health

Dr. Anju Anand: St. Michael’s Hospital respirologist

Prof. Maxwell Smith: Western University bioethicist and a member of the COVID-19 Bioethics Table.

Dr. Samantha Hill, OMA Past President and St. Michael's Hospital cardiac surgeo...

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How do we heal the gender gap in medicine?  That question lead the discussion of the Ontario Medical Associations' second thought leadership series OMATalks held virtually on November 27, 2020. Over 300 physicians joined Dr. Sharon Straus, Dr.  Gianni Lorello, Dr. Tara Kiran and Dr. Michelle Cohen for an evening of thoughtful dialogue.

For more information on the event please visit: https://www.oma.org/expert-advice/oma-talks-s...

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Is the vaccine safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   Dr. Constance Nasello who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology answers common questions about the new COVID vaccines.

For more information on the COVID vaccine please visit: https://www.askontariodoctors.ca/covidvaccine

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What can you expect when you visit the emergency room? Listen to Dr. Alan Drummond, a rural Emergency Medicine physician, explain what measures are in place to keep patients, Doctors and staff safe. 


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Did you know that 1 in 4 younger people struggle with clinically significant anxiety?  Listen as Dr. Javeed Sukhera, a Psychiatrist specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health offers advice to families on how to cope and protect their mental health. 

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The holidays can be a difficult time for many families, but this year will be especially hard with the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen as Dr. Javeed Sukhera, a Psychiatrist specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, offers advice to families on how to cope and protect their mental health. 


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A learning disorder is an information-processing problem that prevents a person from learning a skill and using it effectively. This episode features Dr. Maryna Mammoliti, a Psychiatrist, answer questions about learning disorders, ADHA, and how to speak with your physician about identifying and diagnosis.

 

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October 5th - 11th marks the fourth annual Human Papillomavirus Prevention Week.

Human Papillomavirus(HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. It is estimated that three out of every four sexually active Canadians will contract HPV at some point in their lives.

This episode features Dr. Amanda Selk, an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and host of the podcast "The Vulva Diaries". List and Subscribe here" https://blubrry....

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This year, back to school is more stressful than normal and parents are making very difficult decisions when it comes to children returning to classes. This episode focuses on what advice 5 Medical Officers of Health from across Ontario would give to parents.

Featuring:
Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health at Toronto Public Health
Dr. Sarah Funnell, Associate Medical Officer of Health at Ottawa Public Health
Dr. Alex...

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This September back to school will look different for all children. Featuring Dr. Sarah Funnell, Associate Medical Officer of Health with Ottawa Public Health, explaining how they are working with school boards to ensure the safest return to classes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This September back to school will look different for all children. Featuring  Dr. Vinita Dubey, Toronto Associate Medical Officer of Health, explaining how Toronto Public Health is working with school boards to ensure the safest return to classes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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This September back to school will look different for all children. Featuring Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health Halton Region Public Health, explaining how they are working with school boards to ensure the safest return to classes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This September back to school will look different for all children. Featuring Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of the Middlesex London Health, discussing how Public Health is working with school boards to ensure the safest return to classes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This September back to school will look different for all children. Featuring Dr. Marlene Spruyt, Medical Officer of Health/CEO of Algoma Public Health in Sault Ste. Marie, explaining how they are working with school boards to ensure the safest return to classes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Technology is part of almost every aspect of daily life now, but what role does it play in our physical and mental health? In a three-part series Dr. Deepa Soni, an emergency room physician at Credit Valley Hospital talks about the impacts of social media and technology. 

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In March 2020 Dr. Jennifer Kwan started a twitter account to share Ontario's daily COVID-19 case numbers. Now she has almost 20 thousand followers. In this episode, Dr. Kwan discusses social media advocacy, her campaign for mandatory masking (#Masks4Canada), and what she plans to highlight next. 


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