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Taking a look at medical imaging in Canada

One of the things that makes hospitals stand out is that many of them are home to impressive #medical imaging scanners. If you visit...

Personalized medicine: Is Timothy Caulfield right about everything?

The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise...

Depression in the elderly: Where’s the evidence?

In the general Canadian population, about five per cent of people are experiencing major #depression at any given time, and a typical Canadian has...

Treating fibroids. Why I might not have what she’s having.

Do you know what the most common noncancerous tumour in women is? The answer is #fibroids – growths that arise from the smooth muscle...

Fast, fun, and free CME from CADTH and CMAJ

The number of new health technologies – medications, medical devices, procedures, and diagnostic tests – that become available each year in Canada is staggering....

Folate: A tale of two tests

Our bodies need #folate – an essential nutrient – to develop and grow. Folate, also called vitamin B9, can’t be stored in large amounts...

Testing for Helicobacter pylori: Can stool provide the answer?

#Helicobacter pylori is a troublemaking bacterium that infects the stomach and can cause indigestion, stomach ulcers and, in rare cases, stomach cancer. H. pylori...

Therapy for PTSD – Drugs, counselling, and…yoga?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, widely known as #PTSD, has received increased attention over the past few years. Although a relatively new medical term, many claim...

Neuropathy: What a pain

No one wishes to experience pain. But fortunately when those everyday aches and pains arise, we have over-the-counter medications readily available to help us...

Don’t let new health technologies catch you off guard

With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it can...

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