A Cure for Canada’s Medical Maldistribution

By Sandra Banner
August 7, 2017

There’s a crisis in Canada — a lack of access to timely health care.

According to Statistics Canada, a government agency, 4.5 million Canadians do not have a family doctor.[1] That’s the largest figure since the country established its socialized healthcare system in 1968.[2]

In British Columbia, the number of Canadians seeking a primary care doctor has increased from 176,000 in 2010 to more than 200,000 in 2015.[3] Several rural communities in the province have reported that hospitals shut down their emergency departments or cut hours because they didn’t have enough medical personnel.[4] Read More »

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Making Water Risk-Free

By HSealy
August 3, 2017

Eight cups. That’s the minimum amount of water a person must drink per day according to most doctors.

Water consumption is crucial to human life, and drinking healthy amounts can help regulate weight, body temperature, and even brain function.[1] But the water we drink can also be a source of serious health risks.

When we use water for normal activities — from washing our hands to irrigating crops — it becomes exposed to harmful contaminants. What was initially clean water becomes wastewater, contaminated by domestic pollutants like sewage or industrial waste such as chemical byproducts.[2] Read More »

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The Biggest Summer Tourist Trap: Overlooking Health and Wellness

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
July 19, 2017

It’s summertime, so it’s time for Americans to get away. This year, eight in ten folks will travel.[1]

But it’s easy for a relaxing vacation to turn into a health nightmare. Travelers could pick up a dangerous disease — or simply develop a nasty cold.

Here are a few things travelers should note. Read More »

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