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Doctors in New Brunswick are planning to hold a roundtable discussion in September to address issues around senior care in the province.
Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to regulate illegal marijuana dispensaries, a move that has "deeply disappointed" the federal government but was declared a common-sense approach by the mayor.
A central Alberta woman charged with defrauding Alberta's health benefits provider of more than $119,000 over three years is to stand trial.
A report released this week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) takes an in-depth look at a sample of WorksafeBC (WCB) claimants with chronic pain and raises the alarm about serious flaws in how the B.C. workers’ compensation board deals with injured workers who develop chronic pain.
The Manitoba government introduced legislation Monday that it says will provide the broadest workers compensation coverage in Canada for post-traumatic stress.
Integrating massage therapy into medical care can effectively reduce health-care costs, according to a new study by John Dunham & Associates (JDA), a firm specializing in tax and regulatory economic impact studies. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has released the JDA report in a bid to “reinforce” the relationship between massage therapy and costs of care.
Albertans now have information about palliative care and end-of-life care at their fingertips with the launch of a new provincial online resource.
Ontario has launched a plan that will give patients and their caregivers greater flexibility in choosing a provider, and how and when that provider delivers services.
A federal election could be called any time in the next few months, judging by the media coverage and the ramping up of political activity.  Many issues have been crowding into the media headlines in anticipation of the election – but with a notable absence of any consideration of health care by our political parties.
Vancouver city council has decided to hold a public hearing on its proposal to regulate marijuana shops as the federal government made new demands for the controversial plan to be dropped.
Ontario is helping more people in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia-Lambton access health-care services that will help them maintain their strength and mobility, recover from illness or injury, and address mental health and addictions challenges.
A new study of health benefits usage reveals people are increasingly using paramedical services, such as massage therapy, chiropractic and orthotics, and beginning at a younger age.
The 2014/2015 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) funding competition is still open and research proposal applications are currently being accepted, In-Cam has announced on behalf of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Recently, to great fanfare and much media attention across the country, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) announced the publication of a new study trumpeting the great benefits of a federal government-funded pharmaceutical drug coverage.
Running efficiently, whether recreationally or professionally, and with a decreased risk of injury, requires knowledge and an understanding of how that type of movement happens. Chiropractor Dr. Wilbour Kelsick, founder of MaxFit Movement Institute based in Port Moody, B.C., has recently added to the pool of running knowledge as the author of one of the chapters in a recently published book titled, Fascia in Sport and Movement (Handspring Publishing, 2014).
The number of injured Canadian soldiers using marijuana for medical purposes, such as chronic pain and post-traumatic stress, has soared over the past year.
Health Canada says input from the public has led it to make a few tweaks to guidelines on radiofrequency exposure. The agency revised the guidelines, dubbed Safety Code 6, last April after reviewing scientific research on the effects of radio waves emitted by cellphones, Wi-Fi and other popular wireless technologies.
Massage therapy students in New Brunswick are protesting the results of a final exam that determines their fate as registered massage therapists.
Dr. Chan Gunn, a pioneering Vancouver physician in the field of pain relief, is giving $5 million to the University of British Columbia for construction of a new building devoted to exercise and sport medicine teaching, research and patient care.
One year after the mayor promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours, Montreal still doesn't know what it's going to do with the hundreds of establishments operating right across the city.
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