Canadians need more healthcare and less politics

It’s the end of an era. The 2004 Canadian Health Accord has expired and along with it we say goodbye to the Health Council of...

Technology abounds – time to embrace it

Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as...

Healthy physicians equals healthy patients

The tragic death of a medical resident just before the start of the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Calgary provided a powerful...

Health care transformation falling short

It’s hard to believe 2013 is coming to a close. With the ending of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the good,...

The stigma of mental illness

While researching for this column, I came across a story about two British supermarket chains selling Halloween costumes that make “insensitive references to mental...

Recovering from disaster – the healthcare response

  It seems that every time we turn on the news we are bombarded with details about the latest catastrophic event. Internationally, stories like the...

Attacking the myths about heart attack

A recent social networking post outlines a technique for surviving a heart attack while alone that involves vigorous coughing. According to the email, an...

Getting the Facts on Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie’s recent editorial in the New York Times resulted in a whirlwind of discussion.  Her announcement to decide to undergo a double mastectomy...

Time to applaud our nurses

In the wake of the Academy Awards, Hospital News is pleased to once again focus on the stars and outstanding performances of the year...

Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport in Ontario

Fifty-five - that is the number of patients Ornge transported on July 23rd. Six hundred and seventy-six is the longest trip flown in statute...

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