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Jan. 21, 2014 — Holding 26 world records and earning hundreds of medals would be significant achievements for any star athlete — let alone a retired schoolteacher who first took up track and field at age 77. With her 95th birthday looming on March 2, Olga Kotelko isn't inclined to look in the rear view at her accomplishments — she'd rather set fresh goals for the road ahead.
Jan. 17, 2013 — Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of the 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year’s Grand Prize Gold Award has been awarded to Angela Burke from Boulder, Colo.
Jan. 14, 2013 — About $240 billion is spent globally on medical studies each year, but only about half of the results end up being made public for use by other researchers and doctors treating patients.
MONTREAL — Their bright neon signs have become more common on Montreal's streets, and the services offered can go far beyond simple relief from aches and pains. Some even brazenly declare "XXX massage" in the window. But these days Montreal's illicit massage parlours, viewed as a haven for prostitution and even human trafficking, are coming under increased scrutiny.
Nov. 21, 2013 — Montreal's new mayor has served warning to erotic massage parlours masquerading as legitimate businesses that he wants to shut them down.
The sedentary nature of Canadian workplaces is becoming as much of a health risk as stress for many workers. That's according to a new wellness survey from Sun Life Financial, which found 24 per cent of Canadian employers consider work-related stress and sedentary lifestyles the most serious health risks affecting their employees.
Oct. 17, 2013 — The Alberta government is releasing a wellness strategy to help make Alberta a healthier place to live, work and raise a family, a statement from the Ministry of Health said. The strategy aims to improve health outcomes for Albertans by focusing on preventive actions that can be taken to reduce illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. This will also save Albertans money as these preventable illnesses cost millions of dollars a year to treat.
ONE Concept’s Canadian Massage and Chiropractic Conference will commence October 18th and run through October 20th, 2013 in Niagara Falls, Ont. The conference features over 40 practitioner-speakers, 40 exhibitors, social events, a Gala and Awards ceremony and the Community Room, where conference attendees can themselves receive care.
Oct. 3, 2013 – The Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia (MTABC) has teamed up with local non-profit society, Pain BC, to present Pain Management Conference 2014, to be held March 28 and 29, 2014.
Oct. 2, 2013 — Women in Ontario with a higher risk of developing breast cancer are seeing their cancers caught earlier, a new report from Cancer Care Ontario’s breast cancer screening program showed.
The Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island is commencing its work on facilitating a province-wide discussion on addictions to prescription drugs.
Aug. 21, 2013 — The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) has launched the 2013 Registered Massage Therapist Earnings Survey. The 2013 Earnings Survey is important to the massage therapy profession and is aimed at providing valuable information about the overall income levels of the profession and the environments in which they practice.
Aug. 20, 2013 — A recent study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) suggests gender may be a contributing factor to the risk of work-related repetitive strain injury (RSI), particularly in certain sectors. The IWH study, to be published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, found a higher percentage of women report work-related RSIs than men — 7.5 per cent and 6.9 per cent, respectively.
Aug. 19, 2013 — Ninety-three per cent of Canadians believe it is time for a pan-Canadian strategy for seniors’ health care at home, hospitals, hospices and long-term facilities, according to the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) 2013 National Report Card on health issues.
BizTalk with Dr. Anthony Lombardi offers business and practice management tips to help health-care practitioners achieve success.
Dr. Ryan Meili, a Saskatoon Family Doctor and the Director of Upstream talks about evidence-based policy-making, and improving health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health and focusing on prevention.
Little Kidz Foundation presents the first ever documentary into the world of infant and pediatric massage shot entirely in HD.
July 23, Richmond, B.C. — The 2014 Pain Management Conference will bring together international pain experts to present their work on the latest available pain treatments, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.
July 22, San Diego — Mark your calendars: the One Concept Group has announced the dates for the second annual American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Spa Conference in San Diego.
July 22, Toronto — The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario registration renewal process is going paperless.
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