The NPF is anxious for the presentation by Dr. Sandy Buchman to our convention this week!

Canadian Medical Association is leading the fight to support ‘Health’ back on the agenda in this Federal election.

Canada’s taxpayer-funded health-care system has many benefits, but painfully long wait times to see a doctor isn’t one of them. This is where innovators like Felix Health Inc. see the most potential for disruption.

The seven-months old firm offers the first “asynchronous” health-care service in the country, where a patient and a doctor don’t need to meet in person to discuss a diagnosis.

 

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The NPF is excited to reveal our upcoming guest presenters at this year’s Annual Convention celebrating 75 Years.

Thank you to the Canadian Deprescribing Network for joining us.

“Working together to make sure our medications are safe”

 

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‘It’s going to be hard’: Sears pension payments cut by 30% this week

In the fall, lawyers for the retirees will argue in Ontario Superior Court that they should move to the front of the line, ahead of other creditors still waiting to be paid the debt Sears owes them. “This is not the same type of debt as merchandise or landlords,” SCRG’s Ken​ Eady said of Sears’s underfunded pension plan. “The company’s obligation was to have it fully funded, and they failed.”

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Seniors’ health improving, but rates of depression, anxiety rising: U of M study

Manitoba seniors are staying physically healthy longer, but their mental health may be worsening, a massive study of health data by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba has found.

The study of more than 200,000 Manitoba seniors compared two periods of five years: 2005-2010 and 2010-2015. It found that seniors are living longer, experiencing fewer heart attacks or strokes, and staying longer in the community – that is, in a private home or retirement residence, not an institution such as a personal care home.  

“On average, at age 65, men can expect to live outside an institution until age 82, and women until age 85,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Dan Chateau, assistant professor of community health sciences at the Max Rady College of Medicine in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

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