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"The virus targets memory cells in the lung, which allows infection to be established " Stephanie Dougan talks about How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body


Three Patient and Family Voices: From the Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness series
Dare to Dream - Helping to sow the seeds of mutual healing.
Listening to Me - Removing the dividing line between patients and providers.
Stop Tip Toeing Around What Matters - Silence, unawareness, indifference and complacency are the greatest enemies of patient safety improvement.

Off the Cuff

Alberta Health Services boss Chris Eagle steps down

Janet Davidson’s Review of Alberta Health Services. September 2013

What’s really behind Canada’s unemployed specialists? Too many, too few doctors?

Dr. Chris Bourdon reports that Greater Sudbury and Health Sciences North will recruit as many as 26 new physicians to the city in 2013. Approximately half are family physicians. 

WSIB Insurance for Medical Offices in Ontario: Although not mandatory, Ontario MDs can insure themselves and staff for Occupational illnesses and death cheaply by WSIB at the rate of 73 cents per every $100 of OHIP income and salary. 

Anton Hart is exploring a behavior-based patient safety management system by taking a leaf from the food safety community. Look for new ideas. Follow him at @elongwoods

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What Disturbs Our Blood: From Bestseller List to Handbook?
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The Association between Health Information Technology Adoption and Family Physicians’ Practice Patterns in Canada: Evidence from 2007 and 2010 National Physician Surveys
Nursing Leadership
Curriculum Review of an Environmental Health Program: An International Nursing Experience
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Measuring Physical Accessibility to Health Facilities – A Case Study on Khulna City




  • 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, AB
  • Dr. 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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