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Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the health-care industry, in partnership with the editorial board and board of trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., has announce the launch of the new open access journal, JBJS Open Access.
OTTAWA – There'll be more than $3 billion on the table when Health Minister Jane Philpott meets with her provincial counterparts later this month to hammer out a new five-year health accord.
EDMONTON – Majority of Canadians support a national standard on palliative care, according to an Ipsos survey released by Palliative Care Matters.
A 24-hour telephone service that aims to educate people about concussions may start to fill a gap in what Canadians know about the prevalent and potentially serious condition, the hotline's founder said.
Researchers, clinicians, partners, charities, patients and policymakers got together this week for the Canadian Pain Research Summit hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The summit aims to create a national agenda that will help CIHR Institutes develop new funding opportunities for pain research.
EDMONTON – Alberta's medical regulator wants more stringent rules on how physicians prescribe opioid painkillers and other drugs to improve the safety of patients.The College of Physicians and Surgeons says next month it will send draft proposals for a standard of practice called ''Safe Prescribing'' to doctors, the provincial government and others, seeking feedback in the hope of approving it next March.
Hand & Stone Massage Spa Canada Corporation continues its growth with the opening of another location at Bathurst and Dan Leckie in the heart of Toronto.
VANCOUVER – A self-styled champion of privatized health care is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system.
The Arthritis Society and Massage Addict have announced a three-year partnership to promote education around pain relief and complementary therapies for people living with arthritis.
VANCOUVER – Overdose deaths have climbed to such an urgent level in British Columbia that the province needs help from the federal government to deal with a public health emergency, Premier Christy Clark says.
OTTAWA – Health ministers from the rapidly aging Atlantic Canada region say the future formula for federal health transfers should take into account how many people in each province have entered their golden years.
VANCOUVER – The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of B.C. (RMTBC) has created a new associate director role and appointed Gordon MacDonald to the post. MacDonald is a senior executive experienced in regulation, health care and education, according to his LinkedIn profile.
OTTAWA – A familiar sore spot between Ottawa and the provinces is beginning to flare up once again: how much money should the feds be handing over for health care?
OTTAWA – A new report says the federal government should learn from past experience as it renegotiates the health accord with the provinces.
REGINA – Paramedics, firefighters and their emergency vehicles were positioned in front of the Saskatchewan legislature last week in support of an Opposition bill.
CALGARY – The senior psychiatrist with the Canadian Armed Forces says strides have been made in reducing the stigma of mental illness in the military but some soldiers still suffer in silence.
Jacqueline Simoneau no longer chooses between vegetables or a massage in the run up to Rio.The 19-year-old synchronized swimmer from Saint-Laurent, Que., is among 50 athletes who recently cashed a $10,000 personal check and can look forward to four more of them.
VANCOUVER – Provincial government spending on health care is projected to increase significantly over the next two decades triggering higher taxes, larger deficits, and/or reduced spending on other services, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
REGINA – The annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board shows on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
CALGARY – The meningitis death of a 19-month-old boy who suffered for weeks while his parents treated him with home remedies is calling attention to the responsibilities of those who know about child abuse or neglect, but don't report it.

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