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Archive for: Ottawa

Beef industry asking Ottawa to approve irradiation to kill dangerous E. coli

Canada’s beef industry is about to ask the federal government to approve the use of irradiation in meat-processing plants to kill dangerous E. coli bacteria in a full range of meat products. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says...

 

How an operating room innovation at The Ottawa Hospital helped trim wait times

How an operating room innovation at The Ottawa Hospital helped trim wait times

OTTAWA — About a decade ago, anesthesiologists at The Ottawa Hospital were working out what they could do to help reduce wait times for surgery. All surgeries require an anesthesiologist. A shortage of these specialists in Ontario was...

 

How Ottawa papers over a national health problem with money

How Ottawa papers over a national health problem with money

The source of the pride and joy was that, effective April 1, the Canada Health Transfer increased to a “record high level” of $ 30.3-billion. The CHT is one of several cash transfers from Ottawa to the provinces and territories… Read...

 

Hospitals have potential savings while improving quality, Ottawa Hospital president and CEO

Hospitals have potential savings while improving quality, Ottawa Hospital president and CEO

The Ottawa Hospital of the near future could enlist the skills of technicians to do jobs that once could only be done by doctors or nurses. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News

 

Ottawa health officials ‘keeping close tabs’ on bird flu

OTTAWA — Ottawa public health officials are keeping a close eye on the developments around a new strain of avian influenza or “bird flu” emerging in China. H7N9 has killed six people in China after they developed severe breathing difficulties...

 

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

A team of Ottawa doctors is preparing to publish a full report on its breakthrough multiple sclerosis treatment study that has so far eliminated the disease in those treated. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News

 

Health agencies unite to oppose an Ottawa casino

OTTAWA — Nine local health agencies were to announce Monday that they are opposed to the expansion of gambling in Ottawa, and are asking city council to improve public consultation on the issue. Ottawa council voted last fall to put the...

 

Why Ottawa should be more concerned about a rural-doctor crisis

Last week, both British Columbia and Saskatchewan announced new cash incentives in the hope of drawing more physicians to rural areas globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Hold approval on paid blood plasma clinics, Ottawa urged

Hold approval on paid blood plasma clinics, Ottawa urged

Health Canada should hold off on approving blood clinics that pay people for their plasma, Ontario’s health minister says. Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews asked her federal counterpart on Monday to hold off approving two clinics in...

 

Ottawa Hospital accused of moving Erik Karlsson to front of queue

Ottawa Hospital accused of moving Erik Karlsson to front of queue

Vince Creaco has nothing against Erik Karlsson. But when the Ottawa Senators’ star defenceman arrived at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus in the early hours of Feb. 14 after his Achilles tendon was lacerated during a game in Pittsburgh,...

 

Patient safety, costs remain concerns at Ottawa hospitals, study finds

Patient safety, costs remain concerns at Ottawa hospitals, study finds

Ottawa-area hospitals are performing well on a variety of measures compared to other hospitals in Canada, but they lag in patient safety and efficiency, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Ottawa Citizen...

 

Canada’s two-tier health care

The growth of community health centres in Ontario, which combine primary health care with community health promotion and other services, might ward against income bias because patients there are assigned a primary caregiver and do not...

 

‘Can cause cancer’: Ottawa proposes cigarette-package-type notices for tanning beds

The federal government is adding its weight to a growing official campaign against indoor tanning, proposing new rules that would force the salons to post warnings that “tanning equipment can cause cancer.” The cigarette-package-type notices...

 

Sutcliffe: The business case for community investment in health care

Sutcliffe: The business case for community investment in health care

Earlier this wey Carleton Hospital, speaking eloquently about the fundamental necessity of a strong west-end hospital for the health and prosperity of the high-tech community … health – Google News

 

Editorial: Health is a public matter

We’re glad to hear Jim Flaherty is OK. This week, the finance minister revealed personal details about his health — he’s being treated for bullous pemphigoid, a rare condition that causes skin to blister — that prompted questions...