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The Star (Aug 25): How under privilege made me a better doctor

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... have and to break away from a cycle of poverty. I studied hard and worked two part-time jobs during university to fund my medical school applications, but throughout the whole process, it was clear that ...

National Post (Aug 25): A 'huge problem’: Over half of Ontario's neonatal ICUs closed to new patient

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... president of the Ontario Medical Association, said the current pressures are a classic result of running hospitals at such high occupancy rates that unscheduled surges in demand will inevitably create ...

London Free Press (Aug 24): Health care Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... medical schools for students who want to pursue psychiatry. “Those are decisions within med schools based on the funding that they get from the government,” he said. “There’s competition amongst all ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... chronic pain, the report found. Of these, close to 900,000, or 40 per cent, were for daily doses that exceeded the limit of 90 mg MEQ suggested in new national guidelines published in the Canadian Medical ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... have the same opportunities,” Dr. Jane Philpott told delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s 150th annual meeting. She said it is important for physicians to care for individual patients, but ...

CBC (Aug 22): Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

A group representing Ontario communities is sounding the alarm over proposed changes to two provincial acts which would affect how some patients are treated and transported during medical calls. The ...

Healio Rheumatology (Aug 2017): Advancing Standards of Care in Pediatric Rheumatology

Created on Friday, 18 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... providers while they are in medical school or pursuing a nurse practitioner education.” Patty-Resk personalized the far-ranging effects of these knowledge and awareness gaps. “I have had parents of ...

CBC (Aug 17): Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Indigenous youth from all over the province are in Corner Brook to learn about careers in the medical field and how to get the education they need to work in those jobs.   Shetshatshiu students ...

Winnipeg free press (Aug 16): Ambulance changes much needed

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

On June 29, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced plans to transform Manitoba's emergency medical services system, based on recommendations from a comprehensive review completed ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Full title :  Online specialist referral system developed locally expanding across Ontario   WATERLOO REGION — An online medical referral system developed locally is being duplicated across ...

Telegraph journal (Aug 15): Saint John’s new prescription: Cutting edge Robotic surgery?

Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Saint John - a city struggling with population decline in a province with a doctor shortage - could put itself on the map as a centre of medical excellence in Atlantic Canada with the help of a cutting-edge ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... says a few words to a young man scribbling quietly in the corner. “Alex, can you pass me a gauze?” Alex Adani, 23, is a medical scribe. He takes notes during the patient exam. He has the patient’s ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

In May, Ontario’s Ministry of Health created a new Care Coordination Service (CCS) to facilitate access to medical assistance in dying (MAID). As a family physician and MAID provider, I welcomed ...

CTV news (Aug 09): Doctors highlight chronic health-care shortages in Ontario's northern communities

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... have a shorter life expectancy and are more likely to die prematurely, the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association wrote a searing op-ed about the health care crisis. In the piece published ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 03): House calls on the rise in Ontario

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... patients tend to be medically complex, taking more time to organize tests or specialist treatment. But providing house calls is undergoing a revival, partly because of an aging population, but also ...

CBC Ottawa (Aug 03): Inadequate home care for Ottawa-area families with sick children, study finds

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... price tag if PSWs took over for parents But the study did put a price on those hours and found if personal support workers were hired to do the job, including managing medications, medical equipment ...

CBC (July 31): Pursuing the MD dream: How Caribbean-trained Canadian doctors struggle to come home

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Lucy Martinek was 21 years old when she applied to medical school in Canada. The Alberta native completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta, taking on additional lab work and additional ...

Castanet (July 31): Study reduces wait times

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... significant,” says Dr. Jacqueline Reid, the study’s first author and 2017 graduate from the Southern Medical Program based at UBC Okanagan. “With shorter wait times, cancers can be ...

Troy Media (July 30): Navigating Health and Social System a Challenge to Caregivers

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... we would spend and stress we would experience trying to understand, negotiate and manage medical and social care for our loved ones. What we weren't prepared for was how much time we would spend and ...

Telegraph Journal (July, 25): Medical schools failing to help students develop their careers

Created on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

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