Joe Gunn examines the role Christians have played in the in the turbulent history of health care in Canada.
“Let’s ensure that all live well and die well.” Physician Naheed Dosani gave his audience this challenge at a TEDx event in Stouffville, Ontario last year. “Let’s ensure that everyone has a dignified death. It is often said that the best way to judge a society is by how it treats its most vulnerable.”Login to View
Since the birth of their son Samuel two years ago, Amy and Rich DeKorte have learned so much about Down Syndrome and experienced God’s remarkable work in their lives. In an email interview, Christian Courier asked Amy and Rich to share their family’s story.
When we drink water, we are not filling up a water storage tank in our abdomen that is waiting to be topped up periodically. Rather, our bodies are actually made up of about 60 percent water, and it is distributed not only in the blood running through our veins, but also throughout the cells and spaces that make up every part of our body. We have an entire organ system (kidneys) devoted to making sure we have the right balance of water in our bodies at all times, as well as a complex network of hormones interacting in feedback loops to manage it all.Login to View
I don’t consider myself to be an apologist for the pharmaceutical industry, though in the past I have tended to defend more than attack them. I have pointed out the need for a reasonable profit margin for these companies in order for them to adequately fund the ongoing research and development of new and better medications. The operative word here has always been “reasonable.”