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News Archives 2014

Jeffrey Pernica

Dr. Jeff Pernica was interviewed by CHCH News for the segment Hamilton Flu cases predicted to climb. (CHCH News, December 30, 2014).

Ben Klein & Burke Baird

Drs. Ben Klein and Burke Baird were interviewed by the Toronto Star in December for a feature piece about theUse of 'behaviour-altering' drugs widespread in foster, group homes.(Toronto Star, December 12, 2014).

Saroj Saigal

Dr. Saroj Saigal was interviewed about the launch of her book "Preemie Voices." The book describes the lives, challenges and achievements of young men and women born very prematurely. She was interviewed for the following: Pioneering preemies focus of McMaster MD's book (CBC, November 17, 2014); Hamilton's ‘miracle babies’ - born dangerously too early (The Hamilton Spectator, November 17, 2014); Study of premature babies (CHCH News, November 17, 2014); Preemie Voices: Growing up, going through life as a preemie (Canada AM, November 24, 2014).

Mark Tarnopolsky

Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky was interviewed for an article titled Three boys, one mutated gene and a mother's love to the end (The Welland Tribune, November 6, 2014).

Department of Pediatrics

Many members from the Department of Pediatrics were interviewed about Enterovirus D68.

Dr. Lennox Huang was quoted in multiple articles, including: Hamilton doctors on watch after national alert for children’s respiratory illness (The Hamilton Spectator, September 16, 2014); Hamilton area has at least 14 cases of children's respiratory virus (The Hamilton Spectator, September 18, 2014); 14 cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Hamilton (CBC Hamilton, September 18, 2014); Hamilton lab has 14 cases of kids with ‘97% confirmed’ D68 virus (The Hamilton Spectator, September 19, 2014); Hamilton had 96 cases of EV-D68, but virus now declining (The Hamilton Spectator, September 25, 2014); 100 Ontario children infected with vicious EV-D68 virus (The Toronto Star, September 25, 2014).

Dr. Melissa Parker was interviewed on AM 900 CHML for the Bill Kelly Radio Show.

Dr. Jeff Pernica was interviewed by multiple media outlets, including AM 900 CHML for the Scott Thompson show; CHCH Square Off; CHCH News; CTV National News (October 12, 2014).

Dr. David Goldfarb was interviewed by CKTB radio in St. Catharines.

Dr. Brandon Meaney was quoted and interviewed in the following: Hospital to study if respiratory virus linked to paralysis (Hamilton Spectator, October 3, 2014); Cluster of cases with polio-like symptoms baffles doctors (The Globe and Mail, October 3, 2014); McMaster looking into neurological symptoms (CHCH News, October 2, 2014); Enterovirus D68 connections being investigated at McMaster Children's Hospital (CBC Hamilton, October 2, 2014).

Brian Timmons

Dr. Brian Timmons was interviewed by The Hamilton Spectator (August 14, 2014) and CHCH News (August 12, 2014)about a study done in conjunction with the Start2Finish program, showing the connection between better fitness levels and improved school performance.

Katherine Morrison

Dr. Katherine Morrison and colleagues generated a variety of media coverage for their article entitled "The CANadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR): Study Protocol." They were quoted in the articles:Canadian researchers explore best practices in treatment of childhood obesity (, July 4, 2014);Mac study looks at reasons for childhood obesity (The Hamilton Spectator, July 28, 2014);Oakville physician helping tackle obesity in children (The Oakville Beaver, August 14, 2014).

Jack Sinclair

A respected and admired founding member of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Jack Sinclair, passed away on May 2, 2014. His obituary was published in the Globe and Mail: John. C. Sinclair, MD, FRCPC, Neonatologist (Globe and Mail, May 5, 2014) n and a profile higlighting his work in neonatology and his contributions to McMaster was appeared in The Hamilton Spectator: Doctor established neonatal intensive care at Mac (The Hamilton Spectator, May 19, 2014).

Christoph Fusch

Dr. Chris Fusch was interviewed about the benefits of fortified breast milk for premature babies on the occasion of the opening of the "Mothers' Own Milk" room (MOM) at McMaster Children's Hospital. Read the articles: Mother's Own Milk room opens at children's hospital (The Hamilton Spectator, April 11, 2014) and New breast milk freezer at Mac(CHCH Television, April 10, 2014).

Mark Tarnopolsky

Dr. Mark Tarnopolskywas interviewed about his reaserch into the connections between exercise and youthful skin. The article was "the most emailed article" on the New York Times website on April 17. Read the articles: Younger Skin Through Exercise (New York Times, April 16, 2014); Anti-ageing Secrets: Exercise Could Prevent Wrinkles and Maintain Younger-Looking Skin (Huffington Post, April 16, 2014).

David Goldfarb

Dr. David Goldfarb was interviewed by media outlets regarding the reported measles outbreak in Hamilton. Read the articles: No measles vaccine? You could be at risk (The Hamilton Spectator, April 3, 2014) and Be aware of measles symptoms (CHCH Television, March 31, 2014).

Susan Waserman

Dr. Susan Waserman (associate appointment in Pediatrics) was interviewed about her research in peanut allergies ahead of being featured in a documentary on The Nature of Things. The film, 'Allergy Fix' aired on the CBC in the winter of 2014. Read the article: McMaster peanut allergy researcher to appear on Nature of Things.(The Hamilton Spectator, February 27, 2014).

Bob Issenman

Dr. Bob Issenman and Brian Cameron commented on the experience of a young patient who has spent the past two years in hospital. Read the article: After two years in hospital, Guelph teen prepares to go home - for good (The Hamilton Spectator, January 20, 2014). 


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