Donate Now!

Media Releases

Harmful or Therapeutic? Debating the Recreational Drug, Ecstasy

Dr. Stephen Kish will be the guest speaker at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s monthly Symposium on April 21, 2005. Dr. Kish’s presentation, “The Recreational Drug Ecstasy (MDMA): Brain Neurotoxin or Therapeutic”, will review the “science” of ecstasy, and assess the strength of the evidence of neurotoxicity in humans and the possibility that the drug might be helpful in the treatment of patients with some anxiety disorders. It is not uncommon for family physicians to encounter young patients with a wide range of psychiatric complaints, who suggest that their condition is a direct consequence of repeated exposure t...

Read More

The Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and NORTH Network will present a symposium via video conference and webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2004 from noon to 1:30 pm. Guest Speaker Michael Farkouh. MD, is returning to his hometown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, to address the connection between heart disease and diabetes. Incidence rates of both heart disease and diabetes are higher in Northern Ontario than in the rest of the province. Dr. Farkouh is internationally known for his work on the management of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency room. He has a special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular disease in d...

Read More