Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
At the dawn of Medicare, Saskatchewan’s community co-op clinics pioneered team-based, holistic care. Now, with the health system in crisis 60 years later, it may be time to return to that care model.
Younger cancer patients have unique challenges, and resources often target older patients. Social media brings younger cancer patients together to share information, emotional support and hope.
Person-centred care sees the patient as a whole, unique individual and puts them at the centre of their health decisions.
Health researchers hope a new regulation requiring hospitals to post their prices will tame soaring health care costs, but compliance and standardization are hurdles.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
The legal uncertainty surrounding telemedicine services is not without consequences. Patients may not have access to public protection remedies.
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP’s wishes.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don’t fully understand. It’s a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.
When you receive a medical bill you didn’t expect – even though you’re insured. And it’s still happening, even in time of COVID-19.
As the number of people hospitalised with COVID 19 rises, so do the number of people wanting to visit their sick loved ones. Who can visit?
Not everyone who wants a telehealth consultation with their doctor over the next six months will be eligible for one.
Our research uses artificial intelligence to unblock hospital beds and helps doctors and nurses to know quickly which patients are safe to go home.
Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Despite protective apology legislation across Canada, many doctors and other health-care professionals remain too afraid or ashamed to apologize after medical errors.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Participants of clinical trials can easily communicate online, which poses a big problem for medical researchers.