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Reliable information on healthy aging and long-term care

In a sea of health information, it can be challenging to navigate the waters and find what’s credible and relevant. Furthermore, not all research...

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...

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