health care

Focus on innovation, not more cash, to improve health care in Canada: doctor

Squabbling by provinces in the run-up to a new health accord points to the need for an agency that would share regional health-care innovations with the rest of the country, says an editorial in...
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Indigenous man with no birth records granted citizenship after decades in court

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the...

Navigating Canadian health care and chronic pain

Getting answers to illness and pain can be a lot like stepping into a Robin Cook novel.

Healthism: building health literacy through the web

Damon Ramsey wants to lead the way to a new era of interactive and personalized health.

Palliative in BC: a daughter's view of the health care system

In November 2011, my mother was labelled palliative...

A call for a universal drug plan for Canada

National health insurance challenge: one in six BC residents too poor to pay for prescription drugs, a new report in Canadian Medical Association Journal says, calling for change.

Premiers united in opposition to Conservatives' 'unilateral' health care decision

Premiers say they will band together to get the federal government back at the health care table, but will Ottawa budge from its increasingly tough stance?

Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future

What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.

Conservatives to slowly gut Ottawa's health-care support

Ottawa is gradually slashing its role in medicare – passing ball to provinces, the federal budget watchdog reveals.

Open Medicine: because health care information belongs to everybody

Open Medicine editor Anita Palepu: health care information should belong to all of us.