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Archive for October, 2012
 
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Publisher’s Page

This is the Longwoods Publisher’s Page. Long overdue. Expect notes covering a wide spectrum. We hear things, see people, participate in initiatives and ruinations and can share this with our readers. At the same time we can use this medium to explore new publishing models and product options, the challenges these present, and the new opportunities these [...]

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Monday, October 29th, 2012
Healthcare workers must protect patients from influenza by taking the annual vaccine

Early release, published at www.cmaj.ca on October 29, 2012. Subject to revision. By Ken Flegel MDCM MSc No right-thinking physician would ever knowingly harm a patient or fail to do some essential thing that would result in harm to a patient. This principle of medical practice is enshrined in the Latin dictum primum non nocere [...]

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Monday, October 29th, 2012
Organization: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario, August 13, 2012

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Friday, October 26th, 2012
Progress Report 2012: Health Care in Ontario

[This is a text version of this report. It provides you all “you need to know.” Clicking on any of the links will take you to the Ontario Ministry of Health web site and a full colour/graphic version. Enjoy.] Contents: ·        Access to Care ·        Wait Times and Long-Term Care ·        Prevention ·        Mental Health ·        Fair Drug Prices Read [...]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Medical Hall of Fame lures teenagers into university laboratories

Working in a medical or science research lab may seem like a far-off dream when you are a 17-year-old high school student, but within two or three years and some legwork, you could be part of a leading lab doing important work that will advance medical science, says Dr. Robert Rose, Assistant Professor, Department of [...]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
The Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Human Capital Performance

The Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Human Capital Performance report summarizes findings from the OHA exploratory research project conducted with three pilot hospitals (one acute teaching, one community, and one small). The project examines the relationship between employee engagement and several key human resources (HR) metrics. This is the first attempt by the OHA to [...]

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Consumers become aware of medicines through traditional media and then to learn more often turn to the internet where quality of information may be poor.

Research Article: Click here for the entire article A Prompt to the Web: The Media and Health Information Seeking Behaviour Article Metrics Related Content Comments: 0 To add a note, highlight some text. Hide notes Make a general comment Jump to Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion Author Contributions References Marie-Clare B. Hogue1,2*, Evan Doran1, David [...]

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Why Most Biomedical Findings Echoed by Newspapers Turn Out to be False

Click here to download the PDF Research Article: Click here for the entire article Why Most Biomedical Findings Echoed by Newspapers Turn Out to be False: The Case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Article Metrics Related Content Comments: 1 To add a note, highlight some text. Hide notes Make a general comment Jump to Abstract [...]

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Tod Maffin – Making the Digital World Human Again

Tod Maffin was a top-flying CEO of a technology company during the web 1.0 craze. Worth millions, he led a busy life that included running his publicly traded company while hosting a national radio show on CBC Radio One about technology. He was working 16-hour days, non-stop. And then, everything crashed. More Info

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Lady Gaga Found This First: ‘Fat’ Poem

In case anyone thought that yesterday’s post on me venturing into theatre was the first sign of me going ‘gaga’, today’s post takes it even further. The following (e-mail readers will have to head to the site to see this) is a short poem called “Fat” by Caroline Rothstein, a 29-year old spoken-word poet and [...]

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