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2009-10-05 13:40:11

Injury is the leading cause of death for children over the age of 1 in industrialized countries and improving the safety of the manmade (built) environment will benefit children's health, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj080162.pdf www.cmaj.ca. Injury accounts for about 40% of childhood deaths in industrialized countries and is even higher in developing countries. It often involves failure to negotiate a manmade environment....

2009-09-21 14:14:32

Mortality rates in several Mediterranean countries decline in September, due in part to environmental factors but possibly linked to summer vacations, suggests a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study looked at official statistics for Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France and Spain. Extreme heat and cold are associated with an increased risk of death. "We speculate that another factor accounting for the lower mortality observed in September in the Mediterranean countries is...

2009-09-14 13:11:51

During air-medical transport of acutely-ill patients, 1 in 20 experience a critical event such as death, major resuscitation or blood pressure deterioration according to a new study http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj080886.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. The study, the largest of its kind, looked at 19 228 transported adult patients in Ontario, Canada, and sought to identify factors that are associated with in-transit adverse events. Female sex, traumatic injuries,...

2009-08-17 13:30:33

The Canadian Medical Association says survey results indicate 23 percent of Canadian residents limited healthcare because of the troubled economy. Outgoing CMA President Dr. Robert Ouellet said the organization's National Report Card on Healthcare in Canada indicates nearly a quarter of Canadian residents surveyed reported limiting their healthcare efforts amid the economic downturn, the Saskatoon Starphoenix said Monday. The economic crisis is having an influence on the health of many...

2009-07-07 09:59:37

An electronic system with personalized patient information shared by diabetes patients and their primary care providers improved diabetes care and clinical outcomes, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj-181-37.pdf (www.cmaj.ca).The study involved 511 patients and 46 family physicians and nurse-practitioners and offered web-based tools integrated with 5 different types of electronic health records, an automated telephone reminder system...

2009-07-07 08:22:42

Structural muscle damage may be present in patients who have statin-associated muscle complaints, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj-181-E11.pdf (www.cmaj.ca).Statins are one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world, given their importance in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many patients on statins develop muscle weakness and pain. In some cases, muscle biopsies show underlying structural injury, even in...

2008-10-06 09:00:09

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2008) - A new poll done for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows Canadians believe politicians are avoiding health care in this general election because they lack the vision and courage to tackle the tough issues. "In this election, Canadians are looking for leadership on health and they are clearly not seeing it," said CMA President, Dr. Robert Ouellet. "Canadians believe our politicians are afraid to talk about what is really needed to fix our...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Dear Sirs/Madam: With the federal election campaign now well underway, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is issuing a Health Challenge and asking the five major political parties to communicate their plans for meeting Canadians' health needs. Voters deserve to know how candidates plan to address pressing health care issues, such as the doctor shortage that has left five million Canadians without a family physician. With the Health...

2008-08-18 18:00:48

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will launch the second day of its General Council with a discussion of health care transformation. At the strategic session of Day 2, Mr. Claude Castonguay will speak to roughly 400 doctors from across the country about his reflections as the former Chair of the Task Force on the Funding of the Health Care System in Quebec. The debate on motions brought forth by General Council delegates will begin in the late morning and that will be followed by CMA...

2008-08-12 21:00:27

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced today that Dr. Helen Garson, from Campbell River, BC, will receive the 2008 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors on August 20th at the Association's annual meeting. "This award is presented annually to a female physician who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring abilities," said CMA President Dr. Brian Day. "Throughout her career, Dr. Garson has acted as an exceptional role model in medicine by encouraging, facilitating and supporting the many...


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2012-05-18 15:28:08

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The journal’s establishment likely would not have been without the foresight of Andrew Macphail, chair of the history of medicine at McGill University and editor of the Montreal Medical Journal. At the 1907 annual meeting, he argued that “without a journal to express its views and record its proceedings the association would have little impact.”  With...

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