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As you know, COA delivers COA Dispatch direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the COA Dispatch news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Exercise 'boot camp' offers non-surgical treatment for spinal stenosis
CTV News
A Toronto-based doctor has created a series of targeted exercises aimed at improving the quality of life for patients suffering from spinal stenosis, a painful condition affecting parts of the spine. The exercises offer patients a non-surgical treatment option. Spinal stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of various regions of the spinal canal. This narrowing puts pressure on the nerves, which can result in painful symptoms.
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Hospital wait times pushing Albertans to leave Canada for back surgery
Metro News
With pain shooting across his waist and lower back, Ken Skoreyko could only ever sleep in the fetal position, sometimes bedridden for days on end. To keep working his job in the oil patch, he needed open back surgery, and he needed it soon. According to Alberta Health Services, 90 per cent of Albertans in need of spine surgery face wait times between 26 and 37.4 weeks.
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Joint-replacement waits among worst in Canada
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba's health system still lags behind much of the country in conducting timely hip and knee replacements, although its performance is improving. The Canadian Institute for Health Information released its annual report Tuesday on how well the provinces are meeting performance targets for five key medical procedures. Manitoba's results were a mixed bag.
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Island Health asks private clinics to handle thousands of surgeries
CBC News
Vancouver Island's health authority wants private clinics to take on up to 4,000 surgical procedures a year in an attempt to reduce wait times and free up hospital operating rooms for more complex procedures. Island Health currently has partnerships with three facilities on Vancouver Island, but the latest request for proposals from private clinics will be the largest contract.
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Nouveau cas de consultations illégales de dossiers médicaux
Radio-Canada
Un employé de la régie de la santé de l'île de Vancouver a illégalement consulté les dossiers de 39 patients pour satisfaire sa curiosité, a annoncé la régie par voie de communiqué mercredi. L'employé fautif a utilisé son accès privilégié pour examiner les dossiers de patients avec lesquels il n'avait pas de relation de soins.
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