By George Heckman and Paul Hébert Canadian healthcare system, Chronic disease, efficiency, frailty, Health Care Efficiency, hospital documentation, interRAI, Medical Documentation, Modernizing Health Care
Canadians are living longer. Unfortunately, our hospitals aren’t ready for them. Canadians over 65 years old use over 40 per cent of hospital services, a demand that continues to rise. As they age, Canadians hope to stay at home as long as possible. If hospitalization is required, they should expect to go home quickly and […]
By Jean Wang and Kevin Lam Canadian Association of Physicians, Chronic disease, community weight loss programs, health impact, Healthy choices, Obesity prevention, Public health, public health departments, urban design, urban planners, urban planning
Why doctors and urban planners need to work together to improve public health and prevent chronic disease Since John Snow mapped out the large cholera outbreak in 1854 to where people lived in London, it has been known that where we live, work and play strongly influences people’s health. The way that our cities and towns […]
By Banaz Al-khalidi activity levels, BMI, body composition, Canada, Childhood obesity, Chronic disease, eating habits, Edmonton Obesity Staging System, Obesity, obesity epidemic, Obesity prevention, obesity trends, physical activity, waist circumference, weight in children
The prevalence of obesity in Canada has substantially increased over the past 30 years. More than one in four Canadian adults have obesity and childhood obesity has tripled during the same time period. The obesity epidemic is one of the biggest health challenges facing Canadians today.