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Fat Zombies, Pleistocene Tastes, Autophilia and the "Obesity Epidemic"
The aging population has become a classic "zombie," an idea that is intellectually dead but refuses to be buried. It is constantly revived to stalk through public discussion because it is intuitively plausible, and because it serves to distract attention from the serious questions of why clinical practice has been changing and whether the benefits justify the increasing costs.

Myths, "Zombies" and "Damned Lies" Plague Canadian Healthcare Systems: What's a Researcher to Do?
… an outright battle against what researchers Morris Barer and Robert Evans have candidly referred to as "damned lies" and healthcare "zombies" - false ideas that have embarrassingly little support from the research evidence but just won't die.

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  • Dr. Vivian McAlister to A.D. McLachlin Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western, London, ON
  • Lisa Lemon to Advancement Director, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Robert Strasser to (reappointed) Dean, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury, ON
  • Dr. Homer Yang to Director, Professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Thierry Mesana to President and CEO, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON
  • Hussein Lalani to Manager, Technical Safety Unit, Public Safety Branch, Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, Toronto, ON
  • Erin Selby to Minister of Health, Government of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Leo Glavine to Minister of Health, Government of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Kevin Imrie to President Elect, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Phillip Wattam to Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • William Rice to CEO and Chairman of the Board, Lorus Therapeutics, Toronto, ON
  • Chris Eagle steps down as CEO of Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
  • Duncan Campbell to Acting CEO, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
  • Dr. Gregory Cairncross to Scientific Director, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, ABDr. Robin Armstrong to Board of Directors, Canadian Arthritis Network, Toronto, ON
  • Jeff Davis to Board of Directors, Canadian Arthritis Network, Toronto, ON
  • Robert Vigneault to Chief Manager, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, CH
  • Vanessa Ambtman-Smith to Community Engagement Consultant, Toronto Central LHIN, Toronto, ON
  • Linda Davis to President and Chief Executive Officer of Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), Northumberland County, ON 
  • Sonia Ng to Consulting Manager of the Healthcare and Not for Profit Group at Optimus | SBR, Toronto, ON
  • Peter van der Velden to Chairman of the Board, Vendorlink, Toronto, ON
  • Michael Dreben to Chief Operating Officer, Vendorlink, Toronto, ON
  • Étienne O'Connor to Director of Business Development, Quebec and Eastern Canada, Vendorlink, Toronto, ON
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