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Cecil H. Rorabeck becomes new Royal College President
The Bone & Joint Journal
Cecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, recently became the 42nd president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at a ceremony held in Ottawa, ON. A highly-decorated orthopaedic surgeon and educator with a passion for humanitarian aid, Dr. Rorabeck is recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking work in hip and knee replacement surgeries. "These are challenging times in health care, but exciting as well," said Dr. Rorabeck. "As President, I want to help the Royal College forge practical solutions to improve patient care and advance training across Canada, but also worldwide."
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Cecil H. Rorabeck accède à la présidence du Collège royal
The Bone & Joint Journal
Cecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, est devenu le 42e président du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada dans le cadre d'une cérémonie qui a eu lieu à Ottawa (Ontario), le 22 février dernier. Chirurgien orthopédiste et formateur ayant reçu de nombreuses distinctions, passionné par l'aide humanitaire, le Dr Rorabeck est reconnu dans le monde entier pour avoir fait progresser les arthroplasties de la hanche et du genou. « Les soins de santé traversent une période difficile, mais prometteuse, a déclaré le Dr Rorabeck. À titre de président, je veux aider le Collège royal à trouver des façons pratiques d'améliorer les soins aux patients et de faire avancer la formation tant au Canada qu'à l'étranger. »
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Boomers duty-bound to reduce health-care footprint
London Free Press
During a routine physical in my family doctor's office a few years ago, he and I got to chatting about various men's health issues. We talked about the importance of more frequent physical exams as we age, common maladies such as high blood pressure and enlarged prostate glands, and the importance of regular exercise. And at that point, he made a comment that seemed startling but, upon reflection, intuitively sensible. Most men, he said, incur 90 per cent of all the health-care expenses they'll incur in their lives within their last year or so.
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The 2nd Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Global Congress 2013
Fragility Fracture Network
The 2nd Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Global Congress 2013 will held from August 29-31 in Berlin, Germany. Abstracts submissions for poster & podium presentations as well as workshop proposals are being accepted until May 31. For complete information about this event, visit: http://www.ffn-congress.com/
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Ergoresearch consolide le secteur de l'orthèse
La Presse
L'expression «bon pied, bon oeil» convient à merveille à Sylvain Boucher, président et chef de la direction d'Ergoresearch, de Laval. Non seulement l'entrepreneur de 42 ans est en bonne santé, mais cet optométriste de formation qui a été le numéro 3 chez Iris, Le Groupe Visuel, s'est donné comme mission de devenir un consolidateur de l'industrie des orthèses du pied et du genou, un secteur fragmenté et artisanal.
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Slipping and sliding in ice and snow leads to falls and fractures
Digital Journal
Orthopaedic experts warn that slippery, snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in fractures, sprains and other orthopaedic injuries. "We see a definite an increase in injuries, including fractures, which are breaks in the bone, resulting from slips and falls or accidents involving motor vehicles during harsh weather conditions," said Michael D. Stover, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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The nightmare of Margaret Wente's miracle artificial hips
The Globe and Mail
Artificial hip replacements are among the great blessings of modern medicine. They have restored mobility to millions of people. Hip surgery is generally low-risk and highly successful. For aging boomers, that's the good news. For me, the bad news was that I would have to spend a long time disabled and in pain before having the surgery.

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Canada boasts record number of doctors, but is it enough?
The Globe and Mail
A large increase in medical-school enrolment, coupled with the on-going recruitment of foreign-trained physicians has produced a record number of Canadian doctors. In fact, over the past five years, the supply of physicians has been growing at three times the rate of the population, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

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Les urgences de Québec débordent
Société Radio-Canada
Les urgences de Québec sont particulièrement achalandées pour cette période de l'année. Près de 300 patients y sont hospitalisés dans les six hôpitaux de la ville, lesquels ont pourtant une capacité d'accueil de 176 civières. Lundi, plus d'une centaine de personnes attendaient à l'urgence depuis plus de 24 heures.

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