Daily Media Digest July 18, 2022

Mental health experts say Canada needs a 3-digit suicide crisis hotline | CBC News
“Dr. Allison Crawford, the chief medical officer for Talk Suicide Canada and a psychiatrist with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, …”
TAGS: mental health, suicide prevention, crisis services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Health-care advocates, premiers calling for urgent first ministers’ meeting to address challenges facing system’s sustainability

Hill Times
“Canadians ‘deserve to have politicians rethink the health care system that was developed in the 1960s for a particular goal and for a particular population,’ says Paul-Émile Cloutier …”
TAGS: healthcare sustainability, federal government, Canadian research, HealthCareCAN

Pushing boundaries in medical imaging to explore new pathways for ALS treatment

ALS Canada
“With help from an ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grant, Dr. Juengling and his team are pushing the boundaries of medical imaging and exploring new pathways for ALS treatment in the process.”
TAGS: neurosurgery, Discovery Grant, ALS Canada, University of Alberta

Vaccination Is Key for Canadians to Stay Healthy in All Stages of Life

Health Insight
“As populations age globally, the public health and economic burden of vaccine-preventable disease among adults is set to increase; adult immunization rates need to improve.”
TAGS: vaccination programs, immunization, GSK Canada

Michener staff use innovative education technology to enhance virtual learning
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“Adam and Kate field tested this approach and received positive feedback from their first-year students who said it allowed them to build dexterity skills for the handling of syringe shields and vial shields remotely.”
TAGS: nuclear medicine, online simulation education, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

COVID-19 Vaccine Approved by Health Canada now approved for kids six months to 5

“On Thursday, July 14, 2022 Health Canada approved the Moderna Spikevax Covid-19 vaccine for children aged six months to five years old.”
TAGS: diabetes, immunization, COVID-19, Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, JDRF