Daily Media Digest December 16, 2022

Class of diabetes drugs cuts dementia risk in older adults, research shows
University of Toronto
“To make their observations, the researchers examined Ontario health records for people who were newly prescribed one of either kind of medication and …”
TAGS: dementia risk, diabetes medication, Alzheimer’s disease, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto

Alberta Health Services adds influenza, RSV to online assessment tool
Global News
“Alberta Health Services has revamped its website to offer advice on … AHS says the COVID online assessment tool was accessed at least 15 …”
TAGS: respiratory illness, COVID-19, influenza, RSV, Alberta Health Services

Professor Emerita Pat Armstrong wins national acclaim with Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award
“Distinguished research professor of sociology, Professor Emerita Pat Armstrong, has received the Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award for her outstanding commitment to patient advocacy and the advancement of health care research.”
TAGS: health advocacy, patient advocacy, York University, Leadership in Advocacy Award

Osteoporosis Canada support groups: “It’s wonderful to connect”
Osteoporosis Canada
“They connect people who not only live with osteoporosis but want to live well with osteoporosis …”
TAGS: osteoporosis, patient support, diagnosis, Osteoporosis Canada

Toolkit aims to help families of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
Taproot Edmonton
“The project was co-sponsored by the Kids Brain Health Network and the Azrieli Foundation with help from several community organizations and …”
TAGS: neurodevelopmental disability, pediatric health, Alberta Health Services, Kids Brain Health Network, University of Alberta

AGE-WELL and Canadian Frailty Network lead new national healthy aging research collaboration
“They’re not alone. 92% of Canadians reported through Nanos Research in 2021 that they support government investments in programs that enable healthy aging.”
TAGS: healthy aging, Canadian research, AGE-WELL, Canadian Frailty Network