Patient Care
Ontarians can now use a new online tool to see wait times for certain surgeries and compare them at hospitals across the province.
A pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has shown that using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS).
Imagine being fully conscious, fully aware, but trapped inside your body with no ability to move at will or communicate with loved ones or health-care providers – with no way to say "I'm in here."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Alabama at Birmingham assistant professor of medicine Dr. Stefan Kertesz, recently co-wrote and published an editorial commentary on a new randomized controlled trial focusing on prescribing yoga for low back pain.
REGINA – Saskatchewan's one-for-one model, which allows private MRI scans as long as a second scan is done at no charge for a patient on the public wait list, is not reducing wait times, the province' auditor said.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says governments won't rest until they turn the tide on a rising opioid epidemic.
EDMONTON – Alberta's auditor general is calling for immediate action to improve a health-care system he says is still falling short despite years of recommendations on how to make it better.
Skin cancer is a major public health concern in Canada. According to recent estimates, the economic burden of skin cancer in Canada exceeds $530 million per year, and this cost is expected to rise.   
A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke.
It’s a typical scenario in many chiropractic clinics: patients come in complaining of back pain. They have been to the family doctor a few times, but nothing seems to help. They were prescribed different painkillers, including some narcotics, but nothing has provided any lasting relief. “No one can help me,” is the usual cry of chronic pain sufferers.
A new report released today reveals that many patients living with inflammatory diseases lack the critical information necessary to be able to properly understand and evaluate their treatment options.
An extra layer of fat won't provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold.
HARTFORD, Conn. – A growing number of U.S. states are working to help patients make it clear to medical professionals they don't want to be prescribed powerful opioids.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either.That's the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don't have access to workers' compensation if they get injured.
CALGARY – A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctors' offices.
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