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Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care. The list is part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, which encourages conversations between patients and their clinicians about what care is really necessary and appropriate.
OTTAWA – With the blessing of the federal government, British Columbia is putting three health clinics under the financial microscope amid long-standing concerns about overbilling and the integrity of the country's public health-care system.
VANCOUVER – British Columbia's coroners' service says 111 people died of illicit overdose deaths in the province in June, the lowest monthly death toll so far this year.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. – Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers.
A rash of drug overdose deaths in Toronto was called unusual by police on the weekend and it generated the kind of publicity all too familiar to residents in Vancouver, which has been grappling with a crisis for years.
A prominent drug safety expert says some people dependent on high-dose prescription opioids should consider having another drug on hand at all times – a naloxone kit in case of overdose.
REGINA – Health officials in southeastern Saskatchewan say mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
An addictions doctor in Saskatchewan says physicians need more help to treat people with chronic pain without prescribing them opioids.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government plans to poll residents about their marijuana consumption and what kind of rules they would like to see when recreational pot is legalized next year.
Solon, OH — Laser therapy device manufacturer Multi Radiance Medical (MRM) is continuing its association with Activator Methods International as a platinum sponsor of the upcoming Activator Methods Global Leadership Conference.
Ontarians who want to improve their health and personal finance skills can get points from popular consumer rewards programs for their efforts, paid for in part by the provincial government.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government plans to centralize management of ambulances, emergency rooms, labs and other health-care services, and said an unknown number of job cuts is to be expected as it makes the health-care system more sustainable.
VANCOUVER – An estimated 63,459 Canadians travelled abroad for medical care in 2016, up nearly 40 per cent over the previous year, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has appointed Dr. Theresa Tam as Canada's top doctor, the third person to head the Public Health Agency of Canada since its inception in 2004.
TORONTO – Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts.
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