March 31, 2014 — The University of South Australia is set to begin a new study into low back pain, a condition which affects more than 80 million people globally. The study will investigate whether physical activity – specifically walking at an intensity based on how individuals feel – will assist people suffering from chronic low back pain, where their low back pain symptoms have persisted for longer than three months.
Functional medicine expert Dr. Jeffrey Bland will be travelling to Toronto and several U.S. cities for special book signing events for his latest work, The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now considered the most prevalent psychiatric disorder of childhood, affecting between five and 12 per cent of school-aged children in North America.
Feb. 28, 2014 — In observance of International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, Toronto-based research firm Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is urging organizations to add participatory ergonomics to their roster of musculoskeletal disorder prevention efforts.
Feb. 24, 2014 — A polio-like illness has afflicted a small number of children in California since 2012, causing severe weakness or rapid paralysis in one or more limbs.
Feb. 12, 2014 — The U.S. National Pain Foundation (NPF), based in Golden, Colorado, plans to create global digital communities for people suffering from pain in an effort to increase understanding of pain, its treatment and management.
Worldwide, the proportion of older adults is increasing to the highest number ever recorded.
When I began my practice, I had no experience or confidence coming up with recommendations for patient care.
Feb. 3, 2014 — One thing Americans and Canadians can agree on is that we don’t want each other's health-care systems. In truth, most Americans don’t know how Canada’s system works and Canadians don’t know much about the U.S. system.
Feb. 3, 2014 — Many Canadians who survive a heart attack or stroke are failing to make healthy changes that reduce the risk of the potentially catastrophic attacks occurring again, according to a new poll.
Dec. 12, 2013 — Childhood cancer survivors can be among active youngsters, reaping the benefits of exercise and youth sports by following post-treatment guidelines and keeping their doctors informed.
Despite a growing effort on the part of policy-makers and employers to keep older workers in the labour market, health problems remain a big reason many of them leave their jobs.
“Malpractice: The breach by a member of a profession of either a standard of care or a standard of conduct” How often have you seen patients whose condition prior to consulting you had worsened due to lack of or inappropriate care? How many patients in your office have elected to consult a medical doctor prior to seeking chiropractic treatment, and their respective conditions actually deteriorated due to treatment deficiencies or receiving the wrong care? How much unnecessary suffering, disability and expense do you suppose this creates? Finally, why are medical practitioners allowed far greater leeway when the question of the correctness of patient transfer to a chiropractor is concerned than when the tables are turned and a chiropractor is challenged on grounds of not appropriately referring to a medical doctor?
Chiropractors have a huge role to play in successful aging among older adults, according to Dr. Cheryl Hawk, professor and director of clinical research at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo. Dr. Hawk was a presenter at a recent symposium hosted by the Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College.
Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) National Task Force, a unique team of health-care and exercise professionals representing medicine, physiotherapy, dietetics, kinesiology and psychology, is aiming to get physical activity and exercise into mainstream patient care, in an effort to prevent and manage chronic diseases, including diabetes.
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