Digitalising internal and external hospital processes for better healthcare delivery

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is defined as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting, according to the HIMSS Health Information and Technology Resource Library. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunisations, laboratory data and radiology reports.  The […]

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Lu’ma Medical Centre gifted $2M in expansion funding from B.C. health ministry, FNHA

More urban Indigenous people in Vancouver will gain access to health care at a specialized medical centre, thanks to a $2 million expansion funded by the Ministry of Health and the First Nations Health Authority. The health ministry and FNHA will provide more than $1.8 million in ongoing funding and over $200,000 in one-time funding to Lu’ma Medical Centre. The […]

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Why there’s an uptick in vaping-related lung illnesses

The news about vaping is reaching a fever pitch. Interested in Vaping? On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would ban flavored e-cigarettes, following Michigan’s lead. Last week police in Wisconsin announced arrests in connection with a drug operation that was filling 3,000 to 5,000 illegal THC vaping cartridges a day for nearly two years at concentrations 157 […]

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Amy Dowden health: ‘My body couldn’t cope’ Strictly star on her life-altering condition

Amy Dowden, 28, has regularly appeared on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017. the star has devoted her life to dancing but her passionate pursuit has not come easy. In may this year, Amy divulged on ITV’s This Morning that she’d been living with Crohn’s disease since she was a child. She revealed she first experienced symptoms of the condition aged […]

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The ‘fool’ that fentanyl made into a millionaire

The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills […]

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Simple Training Tweaks Helped This Guy Pack on 20 Pounds of Muscle and Get Jacked

• While recovering from an injury, Sherif Mikhail’s activity levels declined, leading him to gain weight. • After working with a weight loss coach to eat healthier and improve the efficiency of his workouts, Mikhail began to lose weight and get back in shape. • As a result, Mikhail is now lean and strong and feels like he’s in the […]

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For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment

A Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday recommended approval of the first-ever drug to treat life-threatening peanut allergies in children, a condition that confounds and frightens families across the country. The recommendation all but assures the agency will approve the drug, called Palforzia and made by Aimmune Therapeutics. The F.D.A. typically follows the advice of its expert advisory committees. […]

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September spike in asthma cases prompts Alberta Health Services to issue reminder to parents

With students returning to school, Alberta Health Services is reminding parents of the risks to children who have asthma. “Generally, about two weeks after the start of the school year, we see the September spike — we call it — for asthma,” Dr. Mary Noseworthy with the Alberta Children’s Hospital said. Related Back to school season sees spike in asthma hospitalizations: […]

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Ontario judge grants cannabis store licensing stay, rejected applicants seek review

TORONTO – An Ontario judge has paused the licensing process for the province’s latest round of cannabis retail stores. Superior Court Justice David Corbett granted a two-week stay, which was requested by a group of 11 people who won the government’s licence lottery but were later disqualified. The 11 applicants are requesting a judicial review of their rejection, as well […]

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