A health-care worker and volunteers watch as Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a vaccine clinic for Purolator employees and their families at the company’s plant in Toronto.
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Our society has never explicitly debated whether the health-care industry is more important than other critical sectors, like education, as governments impose lockdowns.
A new study identifies significant language barriers between doctors and their patients.
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Communication breakdowns between doctors and their patients have real-life consequences and can result in poorer health outcomes and sicker patients.
You can start these conversations simply, like saying, “I need to think about the future. Can you help me?”
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When you prepare to talk about end-of-life decisions and the legacy you want to leave behind, try thinking about them as gifts you bestow to family and friends.
Manchin withdrew his support for Build Back Better.
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Sen. Manchin effectively killed one of Biden’s key economic priorities by withdrawing his support from the $2 trillion bill.
More cases of long COVID can put strain on our health system. So we need to think about where and how we offer care.
Some nursing programs had to turn away students because of a shortage of faculty and clinical sites.
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The US has a growing demand for nurses. Yet nursing schools are turning away many qualified candidates.
When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black.
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Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
The pandemic has made it harder for diabetes patients to receive the ongoing care they need.
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World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14 marks an increase in diabetes deaths and new diagnoses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder care for chronic conditions.
In addition to patient care, many doctors also have heavy administrative burdens, including insurance company requests and government forms that advocate for their patients’ needs, as well as all the challenges of running an office.
Less than half of Canadians can see their doctor same-day, and millions don’t even have a family doctor. Improving access to care means providing doctors with the support they need to focus on patients.
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.