Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
A simple physician notification system can help prevent further fractures in osteoporotic patients who have had already had fractures.
Physician preferences and hospital characteristics influence the type of procedures performed on blockages of the heart, leading to significant variations in rates of bypass, stent or angioplasty procedures.
Cancer survivors have more than double the risk of a second primary cancer of the same type.
Families of hospitalized children can provide valuable information about adverse events relating to their children's care that complements information documented by health care professionals.
Hypertension in Canada is increasing, and it is projected that more than one-quarter of Canadian adults will be diagnosed with hypertension by 2012/13.
New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer.
Natural health products and medicinal foods should be subject to the same regulations as pharmaceutical drugs to ensure safety and efficacy.
Canada should establish a vaccine seroepidemiology surveillance network to better understand the effectiveness of vaccination programs.
Childhood aggression is strongly linked to poorer health in adults and to higher use of health services.
Few patients in Canada undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, despite its safety as a procedure and the positive psychological benefits.
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