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March 8, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Proposed Ontario clinic regulation – An alternative
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Olive oil, sunflower oil on baby skin weakens natural defences: study

Using olive or sunflower oil on newborn babies' skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found. >> Read full article

Legislation changes will allow B.C. seniors to live more independently: advocate

Health Minister Terry Lake says he wants British Columbia's seniors to have more flexibility to live independently before their only option is full-time residential care. Lake said amendments introduced Monday to the Community Care and Assisted Living Act aim to allow seniors opportunities to stay longer in their homes through part-time assisted living arrangements. >> Read full article

High levels of intense exercise may be unhealthy for the heart

There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm). A review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology explores current controversies and makes the case for investing in large prospective research studies into the effect of intense exercise on heart structure and function. >> Read full article

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Proposed Ontario clinic regulation – An alternative

Proposed Ontario clinic regulation – An alternative

Ontario clinic regulation was proposed late 2015 by 13 regulatory health colleges, including the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, to address perceived wide-spread infractions committed by businesses employing regulated health professionals. The "Working Group" cited concerns of practitioner exploitation, insurance fraud, using unregulated assistants, businesses maximizing billings, generating misleading advertising, providing insufficient infection control, poor record keeping maintenance and violating Health Information Custodian rules under privacy legislation. >> Learn More…

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Manual Therapy Conference

April 16-18, 2016
Location: Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC >> More Info

2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

May 12, 2016
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Wash. >> More Info

2016 NHPC National Conference

June 9-12, 2016
Location: The Westin Calgary, Calgary. >> More Info