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  Ontario Making Hospital Parking Affordab  
 

“Parking fees should never be a barrier for patients when they go to the hospital. With today’s announcement, we are providing relief from the high cost of parking at some hospitals in Ontario. By making parking more affordable for patients and their loved ones who visit the hospital often, we are helping to reduce the burden of parking fees and putting patients first.” Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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  AMC Newsletter  
 

You can view The Association of Mature Canadians newsletter Volume 7 Issue 1 by clicking the icon below. AMC World-Wide Travel Insurance / Medi-Select Advantage is now available For information just call us!

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  ITS MY LIFE  
 

Did you know that about half of all cancers can be prevented? A new interactive tool from the Canadian Cancer Society can help you cut your risk.

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  NEW TAB- Access Centre  
 

Your Association website has an interesting array of website links to help our members access some of the health and care websites available on the net.

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Health News

  Doctors cut back on unnecessary tests with feedbac  
 

Echocardiogram

​Doctors ordered fewer unnecessary heart tests when they watched an educational video and received monthly feedback reports, according to a new randomized study in Ontario and the U.S.

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  Opioid volume down in Ont., but many still exceed  
 

fentanyl

Ontario doctors appear to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain, say researchers, but many longtime users continue to be given daily doses of the potent narcotics that exceed national practice guidelines

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  Federal study on PTSD service dogs not sitting wel  
 

Service dog Thai

First phase of study found nine positive effects of service dogs on symptoms of PTSD and two 'major undesirable effects.'

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  Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in trial ov  
 

Johnson and Johnson talc powder cancer

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million US to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products.

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  Help most vulnerable patients: Health Minister Jan  
 

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Minister focuses remarks on three of the country's most vulnerable groups — Indigenous Peoples, those addicted to opioids and at risk of dying of an overdose, and young people with mental health issues.

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  Manitoba signs health funding agreement but not he  
 

Pallister in Ottawa

Manitoba and the federal government have a deal on health funding, but the province maintains it hasn't signed the federal health accord.

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