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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.
A recent move by the federal government would have Canada’s veterans dealing with a third-party insurance firm for health-care treatment benefits such as massage therapy and physiotherapy. On Feb. 11, the federal government announced that it would be eliminating 44 positions at Veterans Affairs Canada. The cuts represent the final step in the contracting-out of treatment authorization for ill and elderly veterans to Medavie Blue Cross.
Ontario has shut down American-based Everest College, which operates 14 private career schools across the province and offering help to students try to recover some of their tuition payments. The superintendent of private career colleges suspended all Everest College campus activities, which government officials say will prevent it from declaring bankruptcy, at least in the short term.
A growing population of aging adults is getting massage therapy as part of their integrated care to temper aches and pains, tackle chronic pain and aid in long-term care. Studies continue to show that aging and elderly individuals benefit greatly from massage therapy, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
A new report says Canadian seniors have longer waits to see a health provider when they need medical attention compared with older people in 10 other high-income countries. However, older Canadians say that when they do see their doctor the results are more positive for many aspects of their care.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institutes of Aging, Gender and Health, and Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis have partnered with the Institute for Work & Health to host the Summer Program in Aging  (SPA) training event. The SPA 2015 will be focused on the theme of health, wellness and participation of older adults in the world of work.

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