Daily Media Digest November 28, 2019

The science of addiction: How our bodies get hooked on drugs, alcohol
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) defines addiction as the presence of four things: cravings, loss of control of amount or frequency […]”
TAGS: addiction, substance abuse, mental health

Hamilton Health Team chosen as one of first in Ontario to move forward with health team model
Hamilton Health Sciences
“The Hamilton Health Team is a collaboration of Hamilton health and social service partners, including Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and includes […]”
TAGS: health team model, collaborative medicine, patient care

Ottawa hosts hugely successful Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Nearly 900 researchers, clinicians, trainees and members of the public recently came together for the Canadian Cancer Research Conference, held […]”
TAGS: cancer research, research conference

AHS focuses on educating parents on risks of vaping

CHAT News Today
“Many of whom, Michelle Sauve, with Addiction and Mental Health Services of Alberta Health Services, says don’t understand the risks are involved.”
TAGS: lung health, vaping, children and youth health

A test to provide peace of mind

Bonnyville Nouvelle
“Offered through Alberta Health Services (AHS), Screen Test is a mobile mammography clinic that tours rural Alberta communities bringing the breast […]”
TAGS: mammography, mobile clinic, Northern and rural health

Arthritis Research Canada – Preventing Knee Osteoarthritis In Youth Who Play Sports

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“When kids injure their knees playing sports like soccer, not many of us think about how that injury will manifest […]”
TAGS: osteoarthritis, injury

Expanding physician assistants key to tackling shortage of health care providers and meeting …

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Physician assistants are essential to improving access to health care and […] On November 27 Canadian physician assistants (PAs) […] Canadian Armed Forces they provide essential care to Canada’s military […] PAs in specialties like primary care and emergency medicine are growing.”
TAGS: physician assistant, health care providers, improving access to health care