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Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman - Rhinotillexomania: Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it


Soft Side of Healthcare Meets the Hard Side by Hugh MacLeod. Awakening of "soft" stuff like culture, purpose, collaboration and relationships.

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Get vaccinated for measles or risk spreading 'dangerous' disease, Ontario health minister says

Ontario health workers strike could mean hospital backlogs

Wait times for primary and specialist care longest in Canada, among 11 countries

Seniors access to healthcare a concern

Welfare of Canadian seniors key to Canada's economic stability

The private home is one of the last places where Canadians can indiscriminately light up a cigarette without risking breaking the law. And a growing number of people would like that to change. Specifically, people who live in apartments, condominiums and other multiunit dwellings where one person’s cigarette smoke can easily invade another person’s home.

Healthcare quality satisfies Canada's seniors, study finds

Calculate your cancer risk with My CancerIQ

Eating carrots will improve your night vision

Share your knowledge, experience and research at the Ontario Shores’ 4th Annual Research Day

Do you hate to be the boss? 

Just Released!

Healthcare Policy Vol. 10, No. 2
"Retail spending per capita on prescription drugs was the highest in Quebec, at 35% above the rest of Canada.” by Kate Smolina and Steve Morgan

Do you like to write?
The Canadian Journalism Foundation welcomes individuals to apply for the following fellowships and awards:
The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships
Now in its second year, this fellowship has expanded to allow two Aboriginal journalists early in their careers the opportunity to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Aboriginal Centre in Winnipeg.  Details
The Landsberg Award
This award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The award is named after Michele Landsberg—journalist, author, social activist and feminist. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation, co-presenter of this award.  Details
The Greg Clark Award
This award is unique in Canadian journalism, designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The recipient will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist.  Details

Last Week in Healthcare History
January 25, 1627: Canada's first doctor of apothecary, Louis Hébert dies in Quebec.
January 26, 1972: Commission of the Non-medical Use of Drugs Report, recommends legal use of heroin for pain treatment; later rejected by federal government.

Longwoods' Events

Ways & Means: Health Links – Click here to register – February 26, 2015Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

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Join Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Sacha Bhatia as we explore the future of Ontario’s Health Links program. Levers of Change – Making it Happen; Patient Engagement; Merging with Social Services and more. 
The Honourable Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins and Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Robert Bell will be joined by a group of exclusive, hand-picked, creative and thoughtful thinkers, providers and analysts including: Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya, Gail Donner, Lee Fairclough, Will Falk, Susan Fitzpatrick, Karen Glass, Brian Golden, Stephanie Greco , Dr. David M. KaplanNancy Kennedy , Dr. Darren Larsen , Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Lisa PriestDr. Samir K. Sinha, Dr. Joshua Tepper, Dr. Jeff Turnbull, and Walter Wodchis

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 - Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Stronger Together - Cancer Care Ontario’s focus on QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND PARTNERSHIP puts patients and the public at the centre
Speakers: Michael Sherar, Dr. Catherine Zahn and Adalsteinn D. Brown
Sponsored by: HIROC and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

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February 3, 10 & 17, 2015: Online: ePrivacy Essentials
February 5, 2015: Toronto, ON. Perspectives in Competency Assessment
February 23-28, 2015: Toronto, ON. Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management
February 24, 2015: Whitby, ON. Ontario Shores Research Day
February 25-26, 2015: Vancouver, BC. National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference
February 26, 2015: Toronto, ON. Ways and Means: Health Links
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
March 9-11, 2015: Toronto, ON. The Baycrest Rotman Research Institute Conference – 25 Years of Brain and Aging
April 1 & 8, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
April 24-25, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 27-29, 2015Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


  • Steph Ouellet to Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Middlesex Hospital Alliance, Strathroy, ON
  • Dr. Amit Garg to Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western, London, ON
  • Marco Marra to Head Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. David Berman to Director, Queen's Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
  • Colette Prévost to Chief Executive Officer, York Region Children's Aid Society, Newmarket, ON
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