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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.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Police in P.E.I. are warning people about fake prescription drugs containing "extremely dangerous" fentanyl.
VANCOUVER – Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C.
OTTAWA – New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 – deaths that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says were preventable.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has implemented a new funding formula that will see subsidies for chiropractic services cut by $4.8 million. This is part of the province's efforts to get back more than $250 million from health care alone.
A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.
EDMONTON – Alberta Health says 113 people died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl in the first three months of 2017.
VANCOUVER – Long wait times for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians $1.7 billion – or $1,759 per patient – in lost wages and time last year, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.
REGINA - Close to 300 people gathered outside the Saskatchewan legislature on Friday to call for more mental health supports in the province.
Arlington, Va. – A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would improve the quality of America's health-care infrastructure by further integrating doctors of chiropractic (DCs) through the nation's official delivery and research networks, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canadians are increasingly utilizing complementary and alternative medicine – such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture – and they're using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Hayward, Calif. – Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) has achieved regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission of Universities and College (WSCUC).
VANCOUVER – Mayors from 13 cities across Canada are calling for a national standard on the collection and sharing of data on overdose deaths along with medical treatment for addiction.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
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