Daily Media Digest December 11, 2017

EurekAlert (press release)
“The study was conducted by researchers from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. “Patterns of physician retirement and pre-retirement activity: a population-based cohort” is published December 11, …”
TAGS: physicians, retiring, Vancouver Coast Health


The Province
“The project is supposed to give doctors and nurses better access to shared electronic health records at hospitals and health care centres in Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care. It also includes updated clinical standards for care, new workflow … “
TAGS: delays, Vancouver, electronic health project, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coast Health


Luxora Leader
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration routinely releases detailed decision documents that disclose much of the same information. “If this actually does end up happening it will be good news for anyone who takes medications or prescribes medications,” Persaud said. Innovative Medicines Canada, the …”
TAGS: Canadian Researchers, memory trick, Innovative Medicines Canada


Edmonton Journal
“Erica Olson puts an oral swab under Delray’s top left cheek. She holds it down for about one minute. Delray sits patiently, his brown eyes flicking between the people watching him. Olson is an advanced care paramedic with Alberta Health Services and Delray is a three-and-a-half year old black … “
TAGS: therapy dog , stress, depression, Alberta Health Services


““Over the past year, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services have been working on developing a new strategy for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, including HIV,” she said. Among the recommendations made from the work is a mission to increase access to PrEP across Alberta, …”
TAGS: HIV, preventative treatment


UCalgary News
“The University of Calgary is partnering with institutions across Alberta for a unique mentorship program to bolster supports for Indigenous scholars in health research. The Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network (AIM-HI Network) will build a community of support around students …”
TAGS: mentorship program, Indigenous health researchers, University of Calgary


EurekAlert (press release)-8 hours ago
“… do not increase access, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Many jurisdictions have introduced incentive payments to improve delivery of and access to care, and to improve health outcomes for patients. In 2011, Ontario introduced 3 incentive payments for psychiatrists to see …”
TAGS: incentive payments, psychiatrists, Ontario


National Post
“Smartphones pose an opportunity for researchers to gather objective data on the public’s health and physical activity but before they can be used, the accuracy … It could also be a tool for physicians to monitor and prescribe more activity to their patients, especially as more Canadians carry smartphones.”
TAGS: Study, smartphone pedometers, valuable health tool


“But diabetes support groups pointed to a May clarification letter sent by the CRA to doctors who provide the medical information needed to support a claim for the tax credit. That letter said only in “exceptional circumstances” would adult diabetics need 14 hours a week to manage their insulin therapy; …”
TAGS: Canada Revenue Agency, diabetes, Tax credit for diabetics


National Observer-17 minutes ago
“In an e-mail Friday, Thierry Bélair, a spokesman for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, told National Observer: “The framework is expected to define palliative care, the … A final framework is also expected to “promote research” and “evaluate whether to re-establish a secretariat on palliative care and end-of-life care.”.”
TAGS: end-of-life care, Marilyn Gladu


EurekAlert (press release)-46 minutes ago
“The epidemiological study, conducted in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, is published Dec. 11 in Kidney International. … As part of the study, researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre in Canada induced kidney failure in mice. Subsequently, many of the …”
TAGS: diabetes, kidney disease