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The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

On January 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA).

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 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 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 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 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.

Thinking outside the lab Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce and David Peters

Recently, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrated the fact that the average lifespan of Canadians has increased by more than 30 years since the early 1900s. That’s something we can all celebrate.

freedhoffposterjun28-16 We’ve Normalized the Abnormal
By Yoni Freedhoff

The world we have allowed to rise up around us makes unhealthy living the normal default behavior. If you have to go out of your way to make healthful choices, then go figure the vast majority of us won’t.

Neena Chappell on Celebrating 5 Years of EvidenceNetwork.ca

In these times of media hype and political messaging it is vitally important that scientific information be accessible; Evidence Network provides a huge service to the public through its efforts to do so.

Jane Aubin on Celebrating 5 Years of EvidenceNetwork.ca

Evidence Network helps put high-quality health research into the hands of Canadians.


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