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Backgrounder A primer on the legal challenge between Dr. Brian Day and British Columbia Backgrounder: A primer on the legal challenge between Cambie Surgeries Corporation (led by Dr. Brian Day) and British Columbia — and how it may affect our healthcare system
By Karen Palmer

“Medicare,” provides public funding for all medically necessary hospital and physician services.

Are you getting the flu shot this year?
By John Muscedere

Here’s why you should

Why ‘frailty’ matters
By John Muscedere and Fred Horne

Addressing the specific needs of Canada’s frail older adults would improve health outcomes and quality of life ― and reduce health costs

 Why academics are losing relevance in society – and how to stop it

A January 2015 Pew Research Center study found an alarming chasm between the views of scientists and the views of the public.

 Don’t Touch My Medicare

Trudy Lieberman, Adjunct Associate Professor, the CUNY School of Public Health

 Saskatchewan doctors now checking the fiscal health of patients

Pamela Cowan, Regina Leader-Post

Academics need to make sure their evidence matters Academics need to make sure their evidence matters
By Kathleen O’Grady and Noralou Roos

An average paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal is read by no more than 10 people, according to Singapore-based academic, Asit Biswas, and Oxford-researcher, Julian Kirchherr, in their controversial commentary, “Prof, no one is reading you,” which went viral last year.

Too many women around the world still die during pregnancy and childbirth
By Loubna Belaid and Valery Ridde

The government of Canada recently participated in the G7 Health Ministers meeting in Japan to discuss concrete actions to improve global health.

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer Cessons d’invoquer les taxes sur le tabac pour justifier l’adoption d’une taxe sur les boissons gazeuses
Par Natalie Riediger
People need less money to live as they get older? If only.
By Michael Wolfson

Last week the C.D. Howe Institute released a short study just in time for the finance ministers’ meeting — rolling out the tired, old argument that as people age, they do not need as much money to live as when they were younger. If only retirement were so easy.

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