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Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” Doug Larson
The Impact of Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Inactivity and Stress on Life Expectancy.


The end of efficiency – will appropriate care become the new system of rationing hospital services?  . . . reflections from Rick Janson, the OPSEU blogger after attending this last week’s Breakfast with the Chiefs.

Off the Cuff

The Growing Importance of More Sustainable Products in the Global Health Care Industry

Poverty: the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Phew!  To warm weary bones in the heat of the sun. To soak aching toes. Forget all your woes

In Conversation:

Last week in Canadian Health History
June 8, 2005:      Legislation passed - smoking banned in all indoor places and workplaces in Ontario, effective June 2006.
June 9, 1832:      Asian Cholera found in Quebec.
June 9, 2005:      Supreme Court of Canada votes against Quebec law banning private insurance for services covered under medicare. Quebec and Ottawa ask for 18 month delay, Supreme Court delays judgement for 12 months.
June 10, 1832:    Asian Cholera official outbreak in Montreal.
June 14, 1617:    Canada’s first doctor, Louis Hébert with his family arrives in Tadoussac, Quebec.
June 14, 1832:    Newspaper La Minerve urges public to strictly follow regulations of the Board of Health due to turmoil of Cholera outbreak.

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Another season of Breakfast with the Chiefs has come to an end. Longwoods would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors and you for making this series what it is.
Here is a recap of all the lectures from the 2013/2014 series: Breakfast with the Chiefs would not be possible without the support of these organizations:      Accenture, AstraZeneca,  Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, CIHI, Cerner,  Deloitte, Hay Group, Health Council of Canada, Healthtech, IBM, Johnson and Johnson,  Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Lough Barnes Consulting Group, Medtronic, National Research, Orion Health, PwC, Roche, Rotman School of Management, UofT IHPME, VernaCare.

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5 former Deputy Ministers shared an evening with Richard Alvarez recently. Hear Richard speak at Breakfast with the Chiefs.
September 11, 8:00AM, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON.
Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Danielle Martin discuss Healthcare Zombies: What keeps them Walking?
Oct 22, 8:00AM, St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

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