TAN - The Afro News » Health and Fitness http://www.theafronews.ca Newspaper serving the African American community of British Columbia, published in Vancouver, B.C. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:57:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Doctor workloads falling but incomes keep rising http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/02/11976/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/02/11976/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:40:25 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11976 Physicians are the second largest component of provincial government health spending in Canada, averaging about 20 per cent of overall healthcare budgets - and constituting one of the fastest growing public health sector costs of recent years. This is despite the fact that Canada has relatively few physicians compared to many other developed countries.

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How Canada’s Health System Contributes to a More Equal Society http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/05/27/11716/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/05/27/11716/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 17:56:41 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11716 Using this unique lifetime perspective, the CIHI study estimates that the top fifth receives 6.6 times as much income before income tax as the bottom fifth. Switching to disposable income, total income less income and payroll taxes, the gap falls to 5.1 times. And when the value of publicly financed healthcare is added, the gap between the top and bottom fifths, again using lifetime income, falls to 4.3 times.

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How the Government Can Help Us Stay Healthy http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/02/28/11325/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/02/28/11325/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:10:33 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11325 As we all work to eat nutritiously and take care of our health, there are also things the federal government can do to help us stay healthy. Processed foods contain the highest levels of sodium and trans fats in our diets; it is estimated that 77% of our sodium intake comes from these foods. The federal government has the power to ask food manufacturers to reduce the sodium and trans fats in our food,

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Incentives to attract more physicians to rural areas may be failing http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/02/27/11319/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/02/27/11319/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:09:04 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11319 How do we get more doctors to practice in rural communities? This has been a long standing challenge in Canada – getting physicians to work where we need them – especially in provinces with large rural populations.

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Eight Tips For Reducing Wait Times In Congested Healthcare Facilities http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/01/07/11048/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/01/07/11048/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 07:08:44 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11048 By Germain Tanoh, PhD : In an article published in Healthcareparpers, Ida Goudreau, former CEO of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, outlined her experience leading a huge and complex healthcare organization. She described how challenging it is to match healthcare capacity with demand. Having tried all available solutions from system redesign to “lean” thinking, she noticed […]

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Thanks for paying to have my teeth cleaned http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/08/29/10166/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/08/29/10166/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:07:05 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=10166 The private health insurance subsidy does result in more people being covered for prescription drugs and other health care than would otherwise be the case. This is undoubtedly a good thing. But the cost is high - the federal government alone left more than $3 billion on the table in 2011 by not taxing private health insurance contributions made by employers.

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Canada Health Act is a barrier to reform http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/07/10/9914/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/07/10/9914/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:20:41 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=9914 Immediate economic concerns such as the threat of another recession, U.S. economic sluggishness, and the ongoing European crises continue to preoccupy Canadians. These issues should not, however, prevent the federal government from continuing reforms to one of the country’s principal longer-term problems: Health care.

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There is a Difference Between BS and a BSc http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/07/05/9550/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/07/05/9550/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:03:46 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=9550 All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. That's because learning only happens through experiment, through trial and error and the testing of ideas and theories in the real world.

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Canadian Kids Going Hungry http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/06/13/9559/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/06/13/9559/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:41:26 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=9559 We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. But hunger is something that we at the hospital increasingly see among the families that bring their children to us for medical attention.

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Changes to the Canada Health Transfer mean a large windfall for some provinces But others will be shortchanged http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/06/01/9679/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2012/06/01/9679/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:31:36 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=9679 The Canada Health Transfer to the provinces has grown steadily from $20.3 billion in 2005 and is expected to reach 28.6 billion in 2012-13 – an annual growth rate of nearly six per cent.

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