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Today’s letters: Transgender people need fair access to health care

Article content Ontario must act on transgender health Article content Transgender individuals are not receiving adequate health care in Ontario. While most have many of the same health needs as the rest of the public, some require unique forms of care that they are unable to access. A holistic approach must be adopted to reduce […]

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If You Cannot Do It – Can You Teach It? – PHE America

(Article 4 of 5) People with physical disabilities hold limited positions as scholars, teachers, or leaders in physical education, recreation, and sports. Perhaps the reason is that the field is flooded with able-bodied people who think they know best. But do they? Michael Oliver, imminent writer, and scholar argued that people with physical disabilities should

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Register Today for the 2023 WSKW Conference – PHE America

The Fall 2023 Annual Conference for the Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) will be on Thursday, October 5th – Friday, October 6th in Oakland, CA. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay — register TODAY!Conference Registration: Faculty: $150 Students: $50 Select HERE for payment information and Paypal access The 2023 program will include

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Opposition leaders slam government’s purchase of hotels to create health-care facilities

Nova Scotia’s opposition leaders say the provincial government failed to do its due diligence before spending $34 million in a sole-sourced deal for an incomplete hotel it plans to convert into a site for some hospital patients. “The whole thing stinks, frankly,” said NDP Leader Claudia Chender. “Why on earth would the government let tens

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George Santos’ personal insult against his potential Democratic opponent backfires spectacularly

Rep. George Santos leaves a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill on January 25, 2023.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. George Santos insulted his potential rival Dem’s chin during a heated Twitter exchange. The tweet backfired on Santos, who faced quick backlash and raised the profile of his opponent. “Corrective jaw surgery helped me breathe normally &

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Canada-led study suggests changing the tune of medical alarms

A new Canadian-led study into the effectiveness of medical alarms has revealed musical notes are “less bothersome” than industry-standard flat tones, which researchers believe could better alert health-care workers without compromising patient safety. Researchers changed the sounds in medical devices to see if they were more effective in alerting users. Then, in a separate experiment,

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$78.5M funding to help train and retain health care workers in Canada: Mississauga announcement

Preferred Region How does this work? Photo by Pavel Danilyuk As Canada struggles with a shortage of nurses and doctors, three projects aim to train and retain more healthcare workers. The Canadian government is putting $78.5 million toward three projects that will help to train and retain more healthcare workers, under the Sectoral Workforce Solutions

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BC doctor says better health-care services are needed on search and rescue missions

A BC doctor is advocating for more advanced health-care providers to be a part of backcountry rescues. Dr. Doug Brown, a Royal Columbian Hospital emergency physician and volunteer with North Shore Rescue, said search-and-rescue teams in BC needed to have more access to doctors or health-care providers to bring along for serious rescues. Brown said

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