Daily Media Digest October 18, 2022

One size does not fit all for spinal cord injury care
“Health care services for people living with spinal cord injury must be a blend of traditional hands-on and virtual-based care to serve the community’s complex care needs.”
TAGS: spinal cord injury, health care services, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Some screen time better than none during children’s concussion recovery

University of Calgary
“Too much screen time can slow children’s recovery from concussions, but new research from the University of Calgary and the University of British …”
TAGS: pediatric brain injury, recovery, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia

Military Health Research Forum being held in Halifax
Global News
“Each year the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research hosts a forum to share insights and research on military, veteran and family personal health and well being.”
TAGS: military health, patient perspective, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

Working to make childhood cancer recurrence a thing of the past: Q&A with BRAvE researchers
“Generously supported by funding from BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Michael Cuccione Foundation, researchers at BC Children’s Hospital have developed a new precision oncology platform that stands to save young lives across Canada.”
TAGS: pediatric cancer, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Increased health care use after SARS-CoV-2 infection, study finds

Sunnybrook Hospital
“A new study led by Sunnybrook researchers on the impact of long COVID has found increased rates of health system use two months after infection with SARS-CoV-2…”
TAGS: COVID-19, health care delivery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Takeda Releases Report on the Importance of Defining Rare Disease in Canada
“The report highlights the need to develop a single, pan-Canadian definition of a rare disease to help accelerate and support the launch of Canada’s Rare Disease strategy.”
TAGS: rare disease, health policy, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)

Influenza, COVID-19 vaccines important to prevent ‘twindemic’: expert

CTV News Edmonton
“Alberta Health Services launched its influenza immunization campaign at public health clinics, pharmacies for people five years and older, and some doctor’s offices.”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunization, influenza season, Alberta Health Services