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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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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-speaker-series/
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
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.com/the_vulva_diaries/
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 HealthDr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health at Middlesex London Health UnitDr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health at Halton Region Public Health Dr. Marlene Spruyt, Medical Officer of Health at Algoma Public Health
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
Wearing a mask is one of the key recommendations in the OMA’s public health pillars for a safe reopening. This episode features Dr. Samanatha Hill, OMA President and Cardiac Surgeon, explaining why you should wear a face mask or face covering whenever you are in public and physical distancing is difficult.
Part 2 focuses on how doctors are advocating for changes in firearm legislation in Canada. Featuring Dr. Najma Ahmed a physician leader with Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns and trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital.
What is contact tracing and why is it so important as we reopen Ontario? This episode features Dr. Chris Mackie, the Medical Officer of Health and CEO for the Middlesex London Health Unit, as he explains the role of contact tracing in preventing the spread of COVID-19. 
This episode focuses on the impact of gun violence featuring Dr. Najma Ahmed, a trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ahmed is also a physician leader with Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns.
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