Health Care

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How Will We Best Serve Our Aging Population?

The health workforce is the "elephant in the room" at health policy tables -- a large, pervasive issue that unfortunately often goes unaddressed. The health workforce is a pillar of the health system and so like the foundation of our homes, it can sometimes go unnoticed. But if we plan on reforming services (i.e., renovating our home), we are going to have to attend to whether the health workforce foundation can support the changes.
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5 Nutrition Keys To Follow After Surgery

If you have gone through any form of surgery, have it upcoming or know someone who does getting informed on how to heal and nourish yourself after will be a huge step in helping the recovery process. To allow your body to heal efficiently and quickly you want to make nutrition a priority as I found myself having to do not long ago.
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Questions Every Woman Needs To Ask Her Doctor

It’s always important to have regular checkups to make sure our bodies are in tip-top shape. But for women over the age of 35, it’s especially imperative as the risk of developing age-related illnesses increases at that point. But having conversations about health concerns can be nerve-wracking. What questions do we ask our doctor and how do we make sure we’re getting the most out of our consultations?
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Understanding And Addressing The Complexities Of Addiction

In my practice, I have seen the terrible impact addiction can have on people of all backgrounds. It destroys jobs, families and personal health, often in the span of just a few months. This level of complexity and quick-moving consequence is something you don't often see in many other conditions, which makes finding solutions that much harder. Addressing addiction requires approaching treatment in a much more integrated fashion across different parts of the health care system and groups of providers.
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Improving Ontario's Health Care System For Patients And Physicians

As Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, it is my responsibility to ensure that we have a health care system that delivers the best possible care for all patients. This means putting the needs of patients first and foremost with each and every decision I make. It means providing patients with faster access to care today, and building a sustainable system that will be there for patients and their families in the future.