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Open access and academic freedom by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This week The Guardian has an insightful piece on the risks and rewards of open access publishing for academic freedom. It's a thoughtful take on it all and worth re ... Read on »
Obesity, disease and the social determinants of health by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With the American Medical Association’s recent decision to reclassify obesity as a disease (it was previously "a condition"), the Canadian Medical Association may we ... Read on »
Overstating the case by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Andre Picard has a great piece in today's Globe and Mail. It's summed up pretty well in the headline, " Take news of cancer 'breakthrough' with a big grain of salt " ... Read on »
Media release: Herpes zoster as a marker of underlying malignancy by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Herpes zoster as a marker of underlying malignancy Today, Open ... Read on »
Media release: Probiotics vs. C.difficile and diarrhea—a systematic review by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea an ... Read on »
Good night Dr. Morgentaler by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Henry Morgentaler died this morning, at home, at 90. Dr. Morgentaler has had a Tommy Douglas-scale influence on health policy in Canada. Beginning in 1967 when h ... Read on »
How to Fix Canada's Health Care System by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Therese Stukel and David Henry, two lead authors on this week's OM paper , argue on the Huffington Post blog that Canada's health care system requires urgent reform, ... Read on »
Making an impact: the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine has just signed onto a brand-new, worldwide declaration called the San Francisco Declaration On Research Assessment , or DORA for short. The declaratio ... Read on »
Improving chronic disease management by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Providing better care for patients with chronic disease requires well-connected networks , each consisting of a primary care provider, specialists, and hospitals. Id ... Read on »
Media release: Multispecialty physician networks in Ontario by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multispecialty physician networks in Ontario This week, Open M ... Read on »
The Canadian Medical Association: From Profit to Equity by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   The recent annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association was remarkable for a number of reasons. Most notably, for its explicit focus on health equity and ... Read on »
Dr. Frances Kelsey and Thalidomide: Standing up for evidence based medicine by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy July 24 marked Dr. Frances Kelsey’s 98th birthday. Dr. Kelsey is a true medical hero from North America (‘North America’ is more befitting as I consider her a true C ... Read on »
Why I had to interrupt the Minister: Don't cut refugee health care by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When Minister Diane Finley spoke in London on Thursday, I stood up and interrupted her in the name of my fellow physicians and our refugee patients who have long ... Read on »
Access to Abortion in Malawi by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Since January, my Fellowship in Global Health & Vulnerable Populations has taken me to St. Gabriel's Hospital, a rural district hospital in Malawi. For the past two ... Read on »
Health Providers for Refugee Care: National Day of Action June 18th by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As my colleague pointed out here and here , the current federal government is going to be instituting major cuts to health services for refugees starting at the end ... Read on »
Why I'm cheering for the Québec protesters by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Reading through some of the coverage pertaining to the ongoing tuition crisis in Québec, I've noticed certain people arguing vociferously against the students' deman ... Read on »
Health Provider Action & Media Coverage of IFHP Reform by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The proposed Interim Federal Health Program cuts (discussed further here ) have not only motivated individual physicians to action, but also mobilized groups of health ... Read on »
Interim Federal Health, Bill C-31, Jason Kenney & Refugee Health – a Primer by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has been a very busy man as of late. In less than five months, he has sought to redefine Can ... Read on »
The Politics of Health by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the newest member of the Open Medicine blog team, you can expect posts from me that focus on the intersection of health and elected politics. If I had started pos ... Read on »
Drug-Pushing and Bribery at the American Academy of Neurology by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I recently returned from a university-sponsored junket to New Orleans, where I attended the 2012 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.  I learned a few thing ... Read on »