Canadian osteopathic school under fire for unauthorized medical practice

Canadian osteopathic school under fire for unauthorized medical practice

The charges arose after undercover investigators with the physicians’ college posed as patients seeking treatment at an osteopathic school-run clinic. In an interview, CEO school president Phillippe Druelle said that the school’s clinic neither gives injections nor prescribes pills and that the charges are...

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Suicide rates soar among female providers

Suicide rates soar among female providers

 “The rate of suicide among women employed in any health profession was higher than for women in other occupations; the difference was statistically significant for women employed as nurses or medical practitioners.” ...

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How Food Deserts Hurt Your Patients’ Health

How Food Deserts Hurt Your Patients’ Health

A food desert is a geographic area which lacks fresh fruit, vegetables, and other whole foods.  These arise from an absence of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers, and the United States is full of them (1). This problem is linked to obesity, poor diet choices, and hunger – all things that detrimentally affect the health of our communities and, thus, the conditions that show up in our clients’ clinics each...

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Newbie doctors “allowed” to work 28-hours straight

Newbie doctors “allowed” to work 28-hours straight

The current 16-hour cap occasionally prevents doctors from seeing a surgery through from beginning to end, which may disrupt patient care continuity, and undermine medical team unity. These – proponents of the 28-hour shift argue – would be ameliorated by the...

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