Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

June 19, 2018

See mention of Dr. Guillaume Charbonneau, President of CFPC and Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and CEO of CFPC in The Medical Post

The Globe and Mail

WHO listed compulsive video-game playing as a mental health condition

Participation report reveals getting kids outside and active could help with brain health

Opioid painkiller tramadol added to controlled narcotics list by Ottawa

Report reveals obstetric trauma due to forceps has increased in Canada

Global News

After No Name chicken burgers recalled, 9 more cases of salmonella reported in Canada

Studies reveal ‘game-changer’ HIV prevention drug could be leading to lower condom use

Seizures or discomfort may result for some with epilepsy watching ‘Incredibles 2’

Measles case at Thornhill theatre investigated by York region

CBC News

Researchers say to pay more attention to depression as a side-effect of many medications 

Prepare for Lyme disease

Costs of hearing-related health claims on the rise in Canadian military

CTV News

Medical marijuana ban reviewed by U.K. after outcry over sick kids

National Post

Protecting ourselves from the realities of death

The Winnipeg Free Press

Seeking participants to test hemp’s ability to lower blood pressure for Manitoba study

The Hamilton Spectator

Once seen as a solution to the opioid crisis now a growing case against IV Tylenol

The Medical Post

CPSO backs off rural emergency medicine change

Toronto – It was only a few weeks ago that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) new change of practice document caused a brouhaha. That rule said that family medicine graduates who trained only in urban areas would have to be supervised for an entire year before they could fully practice emergency medicine in rural hospitals.

But after protests from a number of physician groups, it was announced June 18 that the CPSO was backing down.

A joint statement from the CPSO and the College of Family Physicians of Canada said: “The CPSO is amending its expectations document to recognize the experience family physicians receive in urban emergency departments as meeting the necessary criteria to include emergency medicine in a rural practice; this includes new graduates of a family medicine residency program. The CPSO believes that this change will support expected standards of care for Ontario patients, while also eliminating unnecessary hurdles to physician recruitment in rural and remote communities.”

CFPC officials expressed their pleasure. “We are pleased to share that our collaboration with the CPSO has resulted in a revision to their document entitled ‘Expectations of Physicians Not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as Part of Their Rural Practice – Changing Scope of Practice Process’,” said Dr. Guillaume Charbonneau, president of CFPC and Dr. Francine Lemire, executive director and CEO of CFPC, in a joint statement.

Le Devoir

Certaines contraintes éliminées dans les centres d’injection supervisée

L’OMS reconnaît la dépendance aux jeux vidéo à titre de maladie

Le Journal de Montréal

La santé demeure un enjeu important pour la population québécoise

Nunavik : 18 nouveaux cas de tuberculose déclarés

Wendake aura un CHSLD

Augmentation des cas de salmonellose causés par des burgers au poulet rappelés

La fréquentation des sites d’injection moins importante que les prévisions à Montréal


Les jeux vidéo pour traiter les hallucinations auditives

Ici Radio-Canada

La pollution sonore affecte la santé publique

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