Patient Care
Aug. 21, 2013 — In the first year of mandatory reporting, Ontario hospitals disclosed that 36 patients had suffered severe adverse events — 10 of them fatal — because of medication errors. Those errors included patients being given an excess dose of a drug or given it too often; having the wrong drug administered; or experiencing an unanticipated adverse reaction to a medicine.
Aug. 15, 2013 — Twenty four communities in Alberta were the most recent beneficiaries of the Alberta government’s latest roll out of its Family Care Clinics (FCCs) initiative — which provides Albertans better access to primary health care — part of the province’s Building Alberta Plan.
{mosimage} Aug. 8, Toronto — London, Ont.-based research firm Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) has teamed up with Western University and Toronto-based Claron Technology to develop hardware and novel software modules to be integrated into an image-guided oncology therapy system that could potentially impact liver cancer treatment in developing countries. 
How many of you encounter a confused or resistant patient at your report of findings? If there was a way that you could examine a patient and have them want to start care on the spot, would you want to know about it? In the next two editions of Keys to Your Practice, we are going to take an in-depth look at performing an examination that is effective and leaves your patient with a clear sense of your purpose in offering care.
Orthotics are medical devices that correct improper foot mechanics.
Jan. 11, Toronto, Ont. – Hockey Canada, in consultation with the Hockey Canada Chief Medical Officer, and the HDCO Hockey Trainers Certification Program committee, has approved amendments adding chiropractors to the list of practitioners who can sign off on return to play for muscular and skeletal injuries.
"Success in life is the result of good judgment, good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often times the result of bad judgment.”
The ongoing volatile seesaw market of the past few years has made it difficult for investors to navigate and effectively plan for their retirement.
There are few health issues that have received as much recent media attention as concussion injuries and post-concussive syndrome.
April 20, Vancouver, B.C. – Empowered Health, a public education initiative by the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) in conjunction with local media outlets CHEK TV and the Vancouver Sun, has recently sponsored an article and television program to examine the use of chiropractic prior to resorting to spine surgery.
Daniel David Palmer of Iowa performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, in 1895.
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been widely defined as: “systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances, although they are also relevant to health service managers.”
Due to the unique role of pediatrics and spinal biomechanics in chiropractic, chiropractors often encounter cases of scoliosis in their practice. 
Most chiropractors would agree that our main goal is to help people live healthier lives. This is not always easy. Our definition of health may differ from the patient’s.

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