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30 April

Cannabis as Medicine: a sentiment that is still unclear to some

= Author = Evan Cole Lewis, MD, NCT   I fear many will fall into the trap of reacting to the recent opinion piece by Jeff Macintyre (“Cannabis not ready to be called a medicine, yet” – April 27, 2021, available here) rather than responding and, to that point, I will do my best to respond. I have worked with over 500 adult and pediatric patents at NCT currently being...

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1 April

How does COVID19 Affect Epilepsy?

= Authors = Christina Muratore, Epilepsy Toronto Geoff Bobb, Epilepsy Toronto Mackenzie Muldoon, Epilepsy Toronto Ivana Yau, NCT & SickKids Evan Cole Lewis, NCT   Epilepsy & COVID-19 Recognizing that people had questions about how COVID19 may or may not affect epilepsy, NCT and Epilepsy Toronto teamed up to create a helpful resource. A list of frequently asked questions were gathered together and addressed. If you have further questions, don’t...

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16 January

Concussion and Dietary Supplements: How to Feed your Recovering Brain

= Authors = Laura Diamond, MSc Global Health Student Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.) Evan Cole Lewis, MD   What is a concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that affects brain function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Headache Brain fog Dizziness Ringing in the ears Nausea or vomiting Difficulty concentrating Memory issues Sleep issues Fatigue The effects of concussion can last...

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11 December

Trust Your Gut: The Gut-Brain Axis

= Gabi Kaplan, Laura Diamond, Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.), & Evan Cole Lewis, MD =   What is the Gut-Brain Axis? Have you ever wondered why we use the expressions “gut-feeling” or “butterflies in your stomach?” These phrases stem from the connection between our gut health and brain function. This connection is called the Gut-Brain Axis, which is a bi-directional communication network that links the central nervous system (the...

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28 January

“Let’s Talk” @ NCT – Introducing our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program

=== Laura Bradbury, MN, NP-PHC, BScN, CNN(C) === Mental health affects us all! That’s the message from this year’s ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ campaign to help end stigma surrounding mental illness.   Did you know, mental health support is now available at Neurology Centre of Toronto? That’s right! CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence-based form of ‘talk therapy’ used for a wide range of concerns, including: anxiety depression post-traumatic stress...

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