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Ontario Launches Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

November 20, 2019 TORONTO — As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20198 Views

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New clinic at CHEO focused on the needs of Inuit children – OttawaMatters.com

Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital. A first of its kind health clinic for Inuit peoples’ has opened at CHEO. Last year, 2,200 patients from Nunavut visited the children’s hospital some 2,000 kilometres away from home. The Aakuluk clinic will serve as a hub for children and youth from Nunavut who […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20195 Views

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New Decanal Team announced at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Following an extensive search to fill four key leadership roles, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce its new decanal team. “Since July 1, a major priority was to recruit for these key leadership positions,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “I was delighted by the quality of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20196 Views

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2010 coroner’s investigation raised questions over Thunder Bay hospital’s discharge practices – CBC

Managers had told coroner that hospital would develop strategy for discharge of at-risk patients Nov 18, 2019 A coroner’s investigation raised questions about the Thunder Bay hospital’s discharge practices for vulnerable patients almost 10 years before a 19-year-old First Nations man was found dead hours after he was discharged, CBC News has learned. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20197 Views

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Lakehead University explains why security guards hand out taxi vouchers – Tbnewswatch.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler raised questions after the death of a man discharged from hospital. THUNDER BAY — A spokesperson for Lakehead University says the school gives its security guards taxi chits to help ensure the safety of students and members of the public when required. The university provided clarification of its policy after the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20196 Views

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Climate change: Time for health care sector to do its part, says new report by the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 14, 2019 “It’s time to own up to our climate impact”: Lancet report finds Canada’s health care sector contributing to global climate crisis A report that tracks the world’s progress on health and climate change says Canada needs to take coordinated steps to green its health care system. The Lancet Countdown on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201910 Views

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Canadian research funding organizations sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

November 13, 2019 – Canada’s five major national research funders are pleased to join research leaders around the world who are working to strengthen research excellence by ensuring robust, equitable and impactful measures of research assessment. The Government of Canada’s research funding agencies — the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 20198 Views

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Council of Canadian Academies: Antimicrobial resistance poses significant risk to people, the economy

November 12, 2019 – Ottawa, ON In Canada, 26% of infections are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed to treat an infection, a rate that could rise to 40% or beyond in the coming decades, according to an expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). By 2050, a total […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201911 Views

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After a decade of delays, there’s now debate on where James Bay hospital should be built – CBC

Plans call for Weeneebayko General Hospital to move from Moose Factory to Moosonee Nov 13, 2019 There is no debate that at nearly 70 years old, the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory is showing its age and leaning towards retirement. “It’s got three floors, no elevator and a wooden roof. And we’re on an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 20196 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019 Canadian Health Measures Survey: Environmental laboratory data, 2016 and 2017 Bisphenol A (BPA) and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are both used in industrial processing to create various products that Canadians use regularly. BPA is used in the production of some food and drink containers, food packaging, thermal printing paper, as well as consumer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 20194 Views

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