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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 26, 2018

Dr. Évelyne Vinet receives the CRA’s Young Investigator Award McGill Reporter “Dr. Vinet, who has been a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre since 2014, has made substantial contributions to […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 23, 2018

Lancet series calls on Canada for concrete action on Indigenous, global health CFJC Today Kamloops “OTTAWA — Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 22, 2018

‘Hey Alexa’: Alberta Health Services to offer ER wait time estimates through Amazon’s Alexa Globalnews.ca “Estimated emergency room wait times, as well as other Alberta Health Services information, are now available through Amazon Alexa. … […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 21, 2018

Alcohol use biggest preventable risk factor for dementia: study CTV News “Heavy drinking may be associated with a higher risk for developing dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study. Researchers from a number […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 20, 2018

Identifying frailty in older patients can predict adverse outcomes after surgery EurekAlert (press release) “Identifying frailty in surgical patients, especially those without apparent disability, will help predict risk of adverse events and repeat hospitalizations, according […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 16, 2018

Medical lab technologists across Canada feeling the pressure of high job vacancies CBC.ca “Medical laboratory technologists do diagnostic testing, lab tests, blood work, and biopsies that help diagnose and treat disease. Christine Nielsen, CEO of […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 13, 2018

Canadian Medical Students Urge The Government of Canada to Strengthen Response to Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Crisis Canada NewsWire (press release) “As tomorrow’s physicians and health care leaders, the medical students of Canada call […]

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February 2018

Daily Media Digest February 12, 2018

Deeply divided Vancouver city council gets it right on harm-reduction plans The Globe and Mail “Mayor Gregor Robertson and almost every councillor thanked Dr. Tyndall and Dr. Patricia Daly, Vancouver Coastal Health’s chief medical health […]