Tag Archives: Canada healthcare system

Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh
Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence Three nutrition trends to stay away from — based on the best evidence
By Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?

Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’ Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’
By Laura Funk

Organizations advocating for family caregivers are hoping our Prime Minister will soon issue a proclamation recognizing family caregivers and establish a National Caregiver Day (the First Tuesday in April).

The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
When it comes to health care funding in Canada, we should stop living in the past When it comes to health care funding in Canada, we should stop living in the past
By Gregory Marchildon and Raisa Deber

How much should the federal government pay towards health care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By John Have and Robert L. Brown

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you may really need it.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

It’s time for Canada to think outside the lab — and invest more in public health and the research that supports it.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

There’s an important role for biomedical sciences to work together with pubic health research — to address issues like emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and chronic diseases like obesity, for example. But not if we forever put public health research in the back seat instead of the driver’s seat.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

What has significantly affected life expectancy in the last several decades? Improved nutrition and housing, clean drinking water, hygienic sewage disposal, safe deliveries of babies, vaccination programs, tobacco policies, workplace safety, better education and higher standards of living, to name a few.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

Instead of curing disease, public health measures work on preventing disease by addressing factors that create illness in the first place: social, economic and physical environments, personal health practice and access to health services.


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