Tag: Health

The relationship between poverty and health in Canada

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
The relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Poverty limits an individual’s opportunity to achieve full health potential By Carolyn Shimmin for Troy Media With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects, even climate change. But what seems surprisingly absent from […]

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Measles: Two passengers on flight from Beijing to Vancouver test positive

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Measles: Two passengers on flight from Beijing to Vancouver test positive

Vancouver health authorities tracking down people on ‘measles’ plane Health authorities in Vancouver have gone to great lengths drawing up a list of all individuals who may have come into contact with two high school students who were diagnosed with measles after flying home from Beijing. But only about half that roster has been tracked […]

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Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

Failures in healthcare are part of the process of improvement By Joshua Tepper and Danielle Martin for Troy Media Forty is the new 30. Orange is the new black. And failure is the new success. It seems that, these days, no success story is complete without a failure (or two) along the way: the bankruptcy that […]

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Vaccinations protect your kids and others: Rona Ambrose

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccinations protect your kids and others: Rona Ambrose

Vaccinations in Canada offered through publicly funded program The federal health minister says she can’t help but get emotional over the decision by some parents not to get their children vaccinated against infectious diseases. Rona Ambrose says measles in particular is an incredibly infectious disease and parents who refuse to get their kids immunized are […]

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Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

Many studies on the Mediterranean diet, none definitive By Dr. John Sloan, Family physician for Troy Media It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t hate junk food. And an awful lot of people also swear by something called the Mediterranean Diet, often considered junk food’s opposite. Everyone is convinced: junk food is killing; […]

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Canadian children’s health rankings poor

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian children’s health rankings poor

Canadian children’s health ranking 17th out of 28 countries By Nicole Letourneau for Troy Media Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada’s children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged […]

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The secret to achieving New Year’s resolutions

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
The secret to achieving New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are your destination: Systems are the grit that get you there Barry Wilson for Troy Media It’s here again . . . a fresh start, a clean slate – the world is your oyster, 2015 is going to be 365 days of amazing! Starting to have a déjà vu? Been here done this – […]

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Demoting Chief Public Health Officer of Canada wrongheaded

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Demoting Chief Public Health Officer of Canada wrongheaded

Stripping power from Chief Public Health Officer more about politics than promoting health By Colleen Flood and Steven Hoffman for Troy Media Buried in the current omnibus budget bill currently being studied by Parliament is a plan to demote the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. He will no longer hold a deputy minister rank, […]

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Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

Oklahoma City raised money to build infrastructure that gave residents alternatives to driving By Steve Lafleur for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy There are two types of people in Canadian cities: people who hate cars, and people who hate cyclists. Or so the perception goes. While it is true that many cities have seen bitter […]

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Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

Citizen science fills the gaps in government and university-led science By David Suzuki for Troy Media Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity – […]

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