I am on call this weekend, trying my darndest to manage disease. This is different than preventing disease and the gap between the two is an infuriating part of my job. My province, Ontario, is making inroads by attempting to put the social determinants of health - income, housing, violence, gender - in the job descriptions of family doctors (holla!) but we have a way to go.
The first two this Sunday are on vaccines and primary care reform. Before you yawn, take a gander and these views might peak your curiosity.
Whenever I order a slice of pizza at a chain restaurant, I doctor it. I was happy to see I am not the only one.
Naturally, today is a day of remembering. Take a second to be grateful for your life today.