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COFAS 2015 Labs and Meeting Program & Hands-on Skills Labs
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Click here to view a copy of the preliminary program for the upcoming 2015 COFAS Symposium being held in Whistler from January 30-31. Two pre-meeting hands-on skills (Lab I: Total Ankle and Ankle Replacement and Lab II: Common Surgical Procedures) will be held on Thursday, January 29 which you may register for along with your conference registration by clicking here. More information about the COFAS Symposium can be found here: http://ubccpd.ca/course/cofas2015
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Survey Request — Surgeon's Preferences in the Management of Vancouver B1 Fractures
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Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital are conducting a survey to assess orthopaedic surgeons' approaches to managing Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femoral fractures. The survey also includes questions regarding surgeons' preferences in the treatment of malunions, nonunions and infections in the context of a Vancouver B1 fracture. The survey is spearheaded by Dr. Emil Schemitsch and Dr. Paul Kuzyk. If you have not done so before, please click on the following link to participate in this survey: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEE3bHpqd2RJMENJLWZhU3FQeVZLbWc6MQ
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Hip replacement surgery: Patients are pain-free and loving life
Ottawa Citizen
Doctors and patients agree it's a miracle. After months or perhaps years of pain and immobility, the intense ache vanishes and in a few days or weeks, you're up and around and pretty soon life is back to normal. Hip-replacement surgery is No. 2 in patient satisfaction and lifestyle improvements, behind cataract removal, says surgeon Dr. Paul Beaulé, head of adult reconstruction at the Ottawa Hospital and a professor of surgery at the University of Ottawa.
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Les médecins réclament plus d'argent pour les soins des enfants
La Presse
Le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada demande un meilleur soutien du gouvernement fédéral à la petite enfance et recommande qu'un pour cent du PIB canadien y soit consacré pour rattraper le retard du pays par rapport aux autres membres de l'OCDE. Soulignant avec insistance l'importance de la qualité de vie des enfants avant l'âge de cinq ans, le Collège royal rapporte que le Canada figure au dernier rang de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE), avec 24 autres pays membres, en ce qui a trait au système d'éducation et aux soins de la petite enfance.
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Real-time wait time website wins national innovation prize
Morning Post Exchange
A trip to the emergency department (ED) is never fun, but for Kitchener-Waterloo residents the wait time is at least more predictable. With a growing number of patients showing up in the hospital ED, the top question patients ask when visiting is "How long will I wait?," St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener turned to technology to give residents more accurate information about how long they will wait to see a doctor.
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Low birth weight, preterm birth may increase risk for hip replacement in adulthood
Medical News Today
Low birth weight and preterm birth have been associated with adverse adult outcomes including high blood pressure, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and reduced bone mass. A new study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, finds an additional positive correlation with the incidence of hip replacement.

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Children's Hospital limb-lengthening procedure transforms young lives
Global News
At first glance, the device could be considered a modern day torture device. It has two large rings, which encircle a child's limb, connected by six minutely adjustable rods that can be lengthened and shortened to reposition bones. It's known as the Taylor Spatial Frame and in the hands of Dr. Tony Cooper, the newest addition to the BC Children's Hospital orthopedics team; it's an invaluable tool in correcting limb length and deformities in children and teens.

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Ottawa restores temporary access to basic health care for all refugees
Toronto Star
All refugees in various stages of the asylum process can once again access basic Canadian health care, after the federal government reluctantly agreed to comply with a court-ordered reinstatement. The revised health program measures, which include medication for children and prenatal care, will be in effect only until Ottawa has exhausted legal avenues in the battle over whether its health-care program for refugee claimants is unconstitutional.

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Canadians want patient online healthcare options
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Eight in 10 Canadian adults want online access to their own health information yet fewer than one in 10 currently have it, according to a new study published in Healthcare Papers. The gap is just as wide for other patient online services, such as booking appointments, e-visits, or requesting prescription renewals or refills online; Canadians want them all, but most aren't getting them.
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Des organismes dénoncent la facturation médicale illégale en cliniques médicales
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Plusieurs groupes de défense des usagers du réseau de la santé reviennent à la charge pour dénoncer la facturation «illégale» de divers produits lors de visites chez le médecin. Cinq associations, représentant des médecins et des dizaines de milliers d'usagers du réseau, ont fait une sortie publique ce dimanche pour appuyer la requête d'un recours collectif visant le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS), la Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) et une cinquantaine de cliniques privées.
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