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2014-02-19 16:24:31

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, Chair, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Mental Health Commission (MHCC) of Canada Board of Directors. The new members are: Janet M. Davidson, Deputy Minister of Alberta Health Ms. Davidson is a well-recognized and respected health care executive with a reputation for working with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding results: individually, organizationally, and at the community level. She has...

2014-01-22 16:25:57

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists at the Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary are teaming up with the YMCA Calgary to study the effect of intensive aerobic activity on brain plasticity and as a potential new therapy for depression in adolescents. Dr. Frank MacMaster, holder of the Cuthbertson & Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health, will lead the pilot study - a first of its kind in Canada. His research team will work with certified...

2013-10-15 16:25:15

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - New research to help combat the growing obesity epidemic in Canadian children has received a big boost thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation from BMO Financial Group. "The latest information from the World Health Organization tells us that close to one third of kids between 5 and 17 are classified as overweight or obese," said Petra O'Connell Acting VP, Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition, Strategic Clinical Networks with Alberta Health Services....

2013-04-25 08:38:42

NexJ Health Coach to be used to engage patients and to assist in chronic and pre-chronic disease management services TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ) a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries today announced the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network (LBDPCN), a joint partnership between Alberta Health Services and a group of 51 family...

2013-03-04 16:25:44

CALGARY, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta Children's Hospital will soon be home to new pediatric pain and rehabilitation services, thanks to a gift from local philanthropist, Clay Riddell and his family in the amount of $15 million - the largest donation ever made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. The gift, made in memory of Vi Riddell who was a nurse at the Alberta Children's Hospital, will help to create the Vi Riddell Children's Pain & Rehabilitation Centre. "We...

2013-02-14 12:24:56

EDMONTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada welcomes Dr. Cy Frank as its newest Councillor, appointed by the province of Alberta. Dr. Cy Frank is currently Professor in the Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute; and VP, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services....

2013-01-02 20:20:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc., ("ARC Healthcare" or the "Company") announced today that, in the fourth quarter of 2012, it closed the acquisition of 14 assets, located in nine states with 0.7 million total rentable square feet at a contract purchase price of $216.4 million, exclusive of closing costs. The acquisitions were in line with the Company's core investment strategy of building a balanced and diversified portfolio of newly...

2012-10-10 11:25:30

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Health is pleased to announce the appointment of William R. Hathaway, MD, to the position of Chief Medical Officer of Mission Hospital. Dr. Hathaway, a long standing member of the Mission Health family, will focus on quality improvements to enhance patient safety while also developing strategies to integrate care processes and ultimately improve clinical outcomes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/CL90446 ) Most...

Inactivity Increases Risk Of Cancer
2011-11-04 08:14:14

The analysis of a new major study has concurred with decades of research that being active means being healthy, and also reduces the risk of cancer. But just being active doesn´t mean you are fit for life. The new evidence suggests that people who have sedentary lifestyles, even when they do have exercise routines, are at an increased risk of cancer. The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)...