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The good weather is here and people party: “Young people have the highest rates of traffic death and injury per capita among all age groups. . .  More 19-year-olds die or are seriously injured than any other age group.” MADD


Ghostbusting – Series #2 has identified three prominent “system level” priorities requiring attention before progress can be made on improving the patient experience. These are: 1) Refocusing on the “art” of healthcare; 2) Promoting shared leadership; and 3) Achieving fundamental change within the culture of healthcare.

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Living without gravity for a half-year, Chris Hadfield lost 8% of his bone density and his veins hardened, turning the athletic 54-year-old's body into that of a 90-year-old. . . intensive rehabilitation helped him recover. (ref: London Free press)

Modern Medicine Is Neglecting Road Traffic Crashes

The Damage Done: Up to 80 per cent of convicted drunk drivers are first-time offenders.

Waiting for What? An Inquiry into the Fundamental Questions of How to Fix Adolescent Mental Healthcare

A reminder: Kick-off Summer with Brain Injury Awareness and wearing appropriate headgear

Canada and the World: A Comparative Approach to Injury Prevention. The majority of the fatal injuries to children under the age of 18 years in 2004 were the result of road traffic collisions, drowning, fire-related burns, falls. . .

90 per cent of surveyed Canadians said that if the functionality was available, they would be likely to book an appointment with their health care provider electronically

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Last week in Canadian Health History
May 7, 1982:    Ontario doctors agree to new fee plan.
May 9, 1983:    Dr. Henry Morgentaler opens a new clinic in Winnipeg, MB
May 9, 1992:    Quebec announces the end to some free healthcare services


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Judy Hunter to Vice President Human Resources, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON
Gosia Kacprzak to Manager IT Deployment, OntarioMD, Toronto, ON
Hélène Clément to Executive Lead, eHealth Ontario, Toronto, ON
Faten Mitchell to Quality Improvement Advisor, Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, ON
Murray Glendining to President and CEO, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
Dr. Kit Young-Hoon to Medical Officer of Health, Northwestern Health Unit, Fort Frances, ON
Timothy Maloney to Country Head and President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada, Dorval, QC
Right Honourable Kim Campbell to Founding Principal, Peter Lougheed Leadership College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Gregory Sorbara to Chancellor, York University, Toronto, ON
Thomas G. Wellner to President and Chief Executive Officer, Revera, Mississauga, ON
Dr. Jim Banting to President and Chief Executive Officer of PARTEQ Innovations, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Helen Jordan to Vice President and General Manager, Amgen Canada, Mississauga, ON
Richard Mole to President and Chief Executive Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Burlington, ON
Dr. Evan Wood to Medical Director for addiction services, Vancouver Coastal Health and Director, Physician Program for addiction, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC

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