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PostArctica: This Is Not A Bus Stop

This is not a bus stop That is not me but it’s got an ash tray and a place to sit Most (temporarily) abandoned buildings do not provide this Over, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: This Is Not A Bus Stop

Defend Public Healthcare: Ontario to cut funding for hospital infrastructure in half. Austerity bites

The Ontario government recently put out a release bragging that they will fund $50 million per year to renew existing hospital facilities. However, in her September report the Auditor General reported that Ontario hospital funding is les… . . . → Read More: Defend Public Healthcare: Ontario to cut funding for hospital infrastructure in half. Austerity bites

Defend Public Healthcare: Ontario to cut funding for hospital infrastructure in half. Austerity bites

The Ontario government recently put out a release bragging that they will fund $50 million per year to renew existing hospital facilities. However, in her September report the Auditor General reported that Ontario hospital funding is les… . . . → Read More: Defend Public Healthcare: Ontario to cut funding for hospital infrastructure in half. Austerity bites

PostArctica: Some I liked

Again, some random shots from recent months… . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Some I liked

Things Are Good: The Future of Hospitals Will be Robotic

We like to think that people who work at hospitals do everything they can to save patients – and they do. The problem is that humans make mistakes. In fact, mistakes are so common in hospitals that a simple checklist can increase the care a patient receives. Robots, and computers, on the other hand easily […]

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Things Are Good: How Racing Cars Helps Babies

For the most part, Formula 1 is just entertainment, but every now and then something really nifty comes out of it. Using models and algorithms developed to monitor an F1 car’s performance, some engineers figured out how to apply them to hospitals.

During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: How Racing Cars Helps Babies

knitnut.net: Quite the Week

It has been Quite the Week. There was a more-or-less last-minute switch-about at work, which meant that I got to go to a conference in Montreal about HIV and housing, from Tuesday to Friday. Since I wasn’t going to be here for my son’s birthday, I switched his birthday dinner to Monday night.

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Defending Public Healthcare: Canada provides least hospital inpatient care

Canada is an extreme outlier in terms of hospital services.  We provide hospital inpatient services to fewer patients than any other developed nation.    The 34 member “rich nations” club, the Organization for Economic Coordination and Development (OECD) has released its  2013 comparison of health statistics for its member states.  For 2011 (or the . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Canada provides least hospital inpatient care

knitnut.net: We know how to have fun

GC got a sliver in his foot from the hardwood floor. He said it felt like a long, skinny sliver. There wasn’t much to see, but he was limping and wincing. Later, when we were getting ready for bed, we saw that his foot was swollen.

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Art Threat: Everyone Needs Their Heart – Vancouver’s Fugitives sing against Bill C-31

Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod aren’t known for writing music with a political slant. When he’s not writing gorgeous western-tinged melodic songs, Adrian joins Brendan in the Vancouver band, The Fugitives, a four-piece composed of musicians who double as slam poets, writers, actors and hilarious accordion players (ok, there’s only one of those). . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Everyone Needs Their Heart – Vancouver’s Fugitives sing against Bill C-31