Daily Media Digest October 2, 2019

Does cold weather make you sick?
““That’s completely untrue,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, a researcher at the University Health Network and infectious disease expert. “Infections — what we …”
TAGS: influenza virus, flu season, vaccination

Patients able to go home earlier thanks to innovative knee replacement surgery
CTV News
“Alberta Health Services says 17 patients went home the same day and the others within 24 hours. “The new protocol involves alternative pain …”
TAGS: knee replacement surgery, osteoarthritis, pain management

Campaign launched to improve quality of life for people with severe dementia
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“A campaign launched today on National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons aims to improve quality of life for people with severe dementia who live in long-term care by sharing best approaches for evaluating and managing pain in these residents.”
TAGS: geriatric care, Dementia, pain strategy

Experts discuss need for health system to prepare for more senior cancer care
“Zoomer panel looks at ways to ensure Canadians – especially older Canadians who are most affected – get access to advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment”
TAGS: cancer care, diagnostic tool , Senior health

Taking a next-generation approach to health care
“Over the years, health research has evolved to become one of our leading research priorities. Concordia is teaching for tomorrow, and our graduate students are building upon the vital work of their faculty mentors. “
TAGS: interdisciplinary initiatives, health care research, innovative technologies