Family members often take on the burden of preparing and delivering meals to their relatives.
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Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Examining a child on a screen is nothing like examining a child in person.
Public-health messaging and strained health-care resources during COVID-19 have meant fewer in-person exams. For some children with brain cancer, this can have devastating consequences.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his victory speech on election night, Sept. 21, 2021.
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Canada’s lack of pharmacare harms health in our communities, strains our health-care system and encumbers our economy. Parliament is out of excuses for not implementing a national drug plan.
A collaboration between health-care leaders and artists illuminates what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.
Many nurses are physically and emotionally exhausted from the toll of COVID-19.
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Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
A new rule is intended to let patients comparison shop for hospital services.
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Health researchers hope a new regulation requiring hospitals to post their prices will tame soaring health care costs, but compliance and standardization are hurdles.
Supply chain disruptions can have negative effects on people’s health.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.
With a bit of preparation, role play and modelling the type of behaviour you’d like to see in your child, the process can be plain sailing.
Getting older can make surgery more hazardous.
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Emergency abdominal surgery is among the most risky procedures for over-65s.
Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time.
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Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
Survivors of childhood trauma often struggle to clearly describe current health issues to health-care providers, and may not get the help they need.
Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
Medical receptionists have taken on new roles during the pandemic, which no-one planned for. We must not forget them and the stressful work they do.
Endometriosis awareness has skyrocketed over the last decade thanks to social media use, and this brings both new resources and challenges for those living with the disease.
Histories of mistreatment and misdiagnosis of endometriosis has led people dealing with the disease to turn to the internet for information and community.
Health-care professions like nursing are at risk of experiencing a post-pandemic exodus of workers due to burnout and moral distress.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
Kat Becker’s Wisconsin farm shows some of the challenges facing young farm families.
Both are essential on a farm, but the costs are making it harder for young farmers to grow their businesses.
Those who are most affected in the labour market by robots are those who tend to already be marginalized.
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Robots are taking jobs, but they’re also saving lives … should we fear them and their capabilities?
China’s Zhang Weili, on the right, has helped grow the popularity of the UFC in her native country.
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The UFC is eager to advertise its promotion of female fighters – while also paying them less and stoking a climate of fear to discourage unionization.
Low pay for nursing home workers has contributed to high staff turnover.
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Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Medical education needs to include understanding how genetic conditions can occur.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
A woman walks past a photograph of a smiling woman outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 3, 2020.
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Oral health is a key part of overall health, but many Canadians skip dental care due to the cost, resulting in emergency room visits and health issues. It’s time for a dental care plan for all Canadians.