Tag Archives: health

Hospital wait times drop 16 per cent in Ontario, report says Life,News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The average waiting time of nine of ten patients that have waited in emergency has dropped 16 per cent, a new report says. Health Quality Ontario CEO and President Dr. Joshua Tepper says that the waiting times dropping shows good progress particularity in the context that the overall volumes in the emergency

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Toronto Public Health promotes benefits of flu shot Life,News

By Persis Abraham Getting a flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the virus, Toronto Public Health officials said Thursday. “Most of us think the flu is a minor infection where you can get better right away, but it can be very serious. Particularly  for people who have underlying health conditions,” Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer

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Health Canada looks to improve outdated Food Guide Lifestyle,News

By: Lindsay Wadden Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced the government’s plan to limit marketing geared towards children for unhealthy foods and beverages. Philpott made the announcement at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Montreal this morning. “We need to make choices that are good for Canadians, that will support them in making healthy choices and

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Canadian Government To Cut Funding For HIV/AIDS Treatment Centres News,Politics

By: Brandon-Richard Austin The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is drawing criticism from AIDS/HIV social workers in Toronto for switching focus from AIDS treatment towards AIDS prevention. This switch in focus will result in drastic budget cuts for a number of service providers in Canada, said the Canadian Aids Society in a press release.

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Trump comments on Canadian health care not entirely off base, data suggests Politics,US Election 2016

By: Hunter Crowther There is mixed data about whether Donald Trump was out of line in questioning this country’s health care system, calling it “catastrophic.” In last Sunday’s presidential debate, the Republican presidential nominee suggested Hillary Clinton wants a health care system where “the government basically rules everything.” “If you haven’t noticed the Canadians, when they need a big

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Lower parking rates for Ontario hospitals News

By: Caitlin Patrick Ontario hospitals are now required to offer lower parking rates for patients and other frequent visitors. As of Oct. 1 hospitals that charge more than $10 a day must reduce their rates by at least 50 per cent. They must now provide passes for five, 10 and 30 days, with in-and-out privileges

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