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They should be as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof about the tsunami of diabetes that’s coming their way. The cost of this rise in the prevalence of obesity is going to be staggering.” Bill Dietz of George Washington University said governments need to prepare for skyrocketing health costs created by excess weight which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic health conditions. One-fifth of adults will be obese by 2025 if the trend continues.

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Thomas McKeown, Meet Fidel Castro: Physicians, Population Health and the Cuban Paradox by Robert G, Evans - The Undisciplined Economist
About 40 years ago, Thomas McKeown demonstrated that the historic decline in the great killer diseases owed little or nothing to progress in medicine. A generation of research on population health followed, highlighting the large social gradients in health within populations. 

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Greg Marchildon will be addressing the crowds at CAHSPR this year discussing how politics plays a significant role in all publicly-financed health systems.
 
Robert Evans is opening keynote this morning in Vancouver at CHSPR. Can’t be there? Follow along on Twitter with Hastag - #CHSPR2016 
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The Ontario Sunshine List: Why aren't Ontario doctors on it?

Surgeries at teaching hospitals take 22% longer, Canadian study finds

Health minister vows to support disenfranchised young scientists

Government favours teachers over nurses
 
P.E.I. doctor shortage needs major changes to fix, says retiring Health PEI CEO Retired pediatrician sentenced in decades-old sex assaults

It’s National Family Caregiver Day!

Seniors in long-term care often overprescribed drugs: study

CFHI and Canadian Frailty Network Improve Healthcare for Older Canadians

St. Michael’s 3.0 - redevelopment project

Honest Ed’s pharmacy


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  • Ronald Cohn to Chief of Paediatrics, SickKids and Chair of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Mohamed Lachemi to President of Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • Janet Rossant awarded the 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. Toronto, ON
  • James Orbinski wins the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award, Ottawa, ON
  • Brendan Shanahan to co-chair a $70 million campaign called Promise to support St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, ON
  • Jacques Magnan to Interim Executive Director, The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, Health Workforce for Alberta,  Edmonton, AB
  • Harindra Wijeysundera to Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Jean-Philippe Chaput to Scientist, CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
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