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Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies’ vaccination distress

Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain...

Four-legged infection fighter hits the road to detect C. difficile

Vancouver Coastal Health’s four-legged infection fighter is taking a road-trip to showcase his C. difficile detection abilities. Angus, a three-year-old English springer spaniel, and...

How to recognize and reduce obesity stigma and bias

By Kathryn Young             Obesity – now considered a complex chronic disease similar to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – is a disease...

Federal government risks ignoring existing provincial drug insurance plans in push for national program

New study from the Fraser Institute Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals,...

Brain death: An area fraught with more questions than answers

  By Andria Bianchi The topic of neurologically determined death (“brain death”) is fraught with ethical and philosophical questions. A 2014 policy by the Canadian Medical...

First-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Charter written by and for people living with dementia On September 5th, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for...

Ontario expands hospital donation performance reporting

Trillium Gift of Life Network, the government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant, has developed a new metric to measure Ontario...

Want to improve health outcomes of older adults in hospital? Ask a nurse

By Megan Mueller Individuals 65+ years of age often have multiple comorbidities – that is, secondary diseases that are related to a primary disease. For...

One in four Canadian physicians report burnout

New CMA survey provides key indicators on physician health A survey by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows physician health is a growing concern within...

New guideline provides comprehensive recommendations to manage heart disease

The updated comprehensive C-CHANGE (Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour) guideline to manage cardiovascular disease will help primary care physicians across Canada provide better...

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