summer 2007

H E A L T H   P R O M O T I O N

NLMA unveils public information campaign

By Jonathan Carpenter

The new president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association launched a grassroots public information campaign during the Association’s recent annual general meeting in St. John’s.

E D U C A T I O N
MUNMED grads number one in national exam

By MUNMed Staff

For the second time,  Memorial University Medical graduates placed first in the country in the 2006 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II, written in October after the first year of postgraduate training.

G O V E R N M E N T   R E L A T I O N S
Health Minister says province is committed to physician resource planning

By Jonathan Carpenter
During this year’s annual general meeting, Health Minister Ross Wiseman focused on physician resource planning in his keynote address to delegates.

P E R S P E C T I V E S
AGM serves up clinical pearls from colleagues

By Dr. Susan King
Well, we just wound up another successful annual general meeting. Of course we have a new slate of officers, some of whom I managed to corner and get them to pass over some of their clinical pearls, gleaned over years of practice. Here’s what I learned...

I N F O R M A T I O N   T E C H N O L O G Y
Fast Facts, summary brochure of health reports, available


 
 

By NLCHI Staff
The research and evaluation department of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) publishes summary reports on health status, known as Fast Facts, throughout the year.

A G M

AGM in brief

By Jonathan Carpenter

Award and scholarships of the 2007 NLMA AGM.

F I N A N C I A L

Educate yourself about executor duties

By Robert Kavanagh
 As a result of the aging population, many adult children are taking care of elderly parents ...  If you have been named an executor of your parents’ estate, you need to educate yourself about your obligations.

E d u c a t i o n
Professional Development Conferencing Services launches two new courses

By PDCS Staff

Two new Mainpro M1 Credit courses have been announced by Professional Development and Conferencing Services at Memorial University.

R E S I D E N T ' S   C O R N E R
Training in Newfoundland great experience

By Dr. Robin Williams

July 1st, 2005. That was the day my life changed and I moved to Newfoundland.

H E A L T H   P R O M O T I O N
New study shows long-term effects of smoking in the home

By Mary Lynn Pender
A new study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference in May indicates another important reason to refrain from smoking around children.

E V E N T S
Bust finds place of prominence at CMA House

By Jonathan Carpenter

Dr. Harry Duncan Roberts was the first Newfoundlander to serve as president of the Canadian Medical Association. He was honoured at a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s earlier this month

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New book traces challenges of living with Crohn’s Disease

Submitted Article

The challenge of living with Crohn’s Disease is the focus of a new book by Newfoundland and Labrador author Sonia Glover. Coping With Crohn’s: The Pain and the Laughter traces Ms. Glover’s journey dealing with the disease, from her first symptoms as a child, to being diagnosed, and finally, to treatment.

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Early referrals to allied health essential to prevent deformities in inflammatory arthritis

Submitted Article

Whether dealing with cases of inflammatory or non inflammatory forms of arthritis, therapists work with the physicians to educate patients about the disease process and its management.

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Cancer Society’s Daffodil Place a place to call home for patients

Submitted Article

The Canadian Cancer Society is building Daffodil Place in St. John’s. The facility will meet the growing need for accommodation by people living with cancer who must travel to St. John’s for specialized treatment.

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Research and Evaluation Department available to assist physicians

By NLCHI Staff
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) places a strong emphasis on the value of health research and offers many services of interest to physicians.

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Clinic helps women with urinary incontinence

By Rhonda Fagner

An estimated 3.3 million Canadians suffer in silence. Urinary incontinence has an enormous psychological, social, and economic impact on an individual’s quality of life.

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Headache for physicians ends as Ottawa revamps passport rules

by Patrick Sullivan
The federal government has eliminated a problem that had exasperated many doctors by revising the country's passport application process.

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