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The 2015 National Lymphedema Conference will be an opportunity for experts, health professionals and patients to network and exchange knowledge about lymphedema.
Massage therapists' associations across Canada want politicians running in the federal election to address several issues pertaining to the massage therapy profession.
The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) is hosting this year's National Educational Conference and AGM in Edmonton, Alberta, October 16-18, 2015. There is still time and availability to register for this conference as the Early Registration Deadline has been extended to September 26th!
Toronto-based massage therapist Paul Lewis was one of this year's recipients of the Federation of Holistic Therapists' (FHT) excellence awards. FHT is the largest professional association for therapists in the holistic healing arts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
New research from Toronto Western Hospital's Spondyloarthritis Program reveals people with a type of spinal arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than the general population.
A 40-year-old B.C. father who is facing inevitable blindness is looking to make a career shift to massage therapy and has started a crowdsourcing campaign to help pay for massage school.
Improving medical assessments for low back pain is the subject of a research study currently being conducted at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
A recent study has shown what massage therapists have often thought was true: massage therapy is a cost-effective therapy that directly improves quality of life measures.
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is gearing up to host the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has launched an investigation into sexual assault allegations made against Abdulaziz Albekairi, a registered massage therapist in Toronto.
The provincial government of New Brunswick will hold a summit Oct. 7 in Moncton to address alternate levels of care in the province's hospitals."We are taking the necessary steps to improve our health-care system to ensure the best possible quality of life for all New Brunswickers," said Health Minister Victor Boudreau.
Seeking further ways to prevent injuries, the NBA is joining with GE Healthcare to promote research that could benefit players' health.
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.

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