Archive for December, 2013

President Barack Obama’s Letter to Anton Hart

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Good evening – The Affordable Care Act has been in the news a lot recently — and increasingly for the right reasons. The law is working: Already, nearly 365,000 people across the country have picked private plans through the Marketplace — and 800,000 more are on track to get Medicaid through their states. These are [...]

2013: McGill’s year in review

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Photo: Owen Egan From battling floodwaters in January to the installation of Suzanne Fortier as McGill’s new Principal in November (photo, left), 2013 proved to be (yet another) busy year for the University. Heading into the last few weeks of 2013, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key [...]

This is Important – from The White House

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

  Tuesday, December 17, 2013   This is important: Since October 1st, more than 1.2 million Americans are poised to gain coverage under Obamacare — and more are picking plans every day. Now, the deadline is coming up to get coverage from the Marketplace in time for the new year. You have until December 23rd [...]

The Home First philsophy – creating safe transitions for patients from acute care to home

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Abstract: The growing population of seniors across the province will continue to increase pressure on the health sector to provide health care at home, including community services to help seniors move from  hospital to home following acute treatment and programs to help residents remain safely at home for longer. We feel it acutely in our [...]

Health risks of extreme cold

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

From Health Canada Extreme cold Help on accessing alternative formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (PPT) files, can be obtained in the alternate format help section. (PDF Version – 2,284 K) It’s Your Health On this page: The issue About extreme cold Who is at risk? Health risks of extreme cold [...]