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There are different ways doctors use social media, all of which hinge on the authority that a medical degree provides. But the rise of the physician influencer begs the question: How should doctors present themselves online?

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by Monica Parry

Unpaid caregivers must be a priority focus if we are to sustain the future of our healthcare system. We absolutely cannot afford to keep the health of unpaid caregivers in Canada invisible.

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by Cameron Peters Peter Zhang

For the first time in history, Health Canada has approved a gene therapy treatment for people with Hemophilia B. But gene therapy is not cheap. Canada needs to step in and help fund these treatments.

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by Maria DiDanieli

Right now, health-care workers, and especially physicians, need a rallying cry to up their fight, not a call to retreat.

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by James Dickinson Harminder Singh Roland Grad

The challenge to those who do not like the Canadian Task Force recommendations is this: Can you provide or research the new evidence required to show how a different policy is better?

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by Samantha Winemaker

AI is here to stay. But with its rapidly evolving nature, could it eventually replace real-life physicians?

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During the pandemic, Ontario swapped out in-clinic ADHD assessment and prescriptions for a virtual care model. Should we continue allowing it for kids?

Crafting health-care guidelines: Transparency and accountability a must

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care is expected to update its guidelines for breast cancer screening this fall. Experts, however, question how the task force itself is set up. Most would assume that the guidelines –which clinicians use to determine screening and treatment protocols for a wide range of health conditions – would be drafted by experts of those illnesses. But this is not the case.

These articles look at current guidelines for a range of conditions from the standpoint of experts in the field and offer a vision for much-needed reform.

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by Yvonne Buys

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society, which represents all ophthalmologists in Canada, recognizes the importance of guidelines but also appreciates the challenges around them. For guidelines to be effective, they need to involve a variety of stakeholders with varying expertise from the beginning to ensure inclusion of all the evidence and consideration of issues where there may not be published data.

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"Togethering" is the term for how we live out our vision of how we care for our families together. "Family" can mean the traditional nuclear family across generations, modern-day chosen families, friends and neighbours. This series explores how modern families are navigating their own version of "Togethering." These three articles are the first instalments of a 10-part series examining the intersection of housing, aging and caregiving.

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In partnership with AMS Healthcare, Healthy Debate is publishing a series of solutions-focused articles examining gaps in our health-care system.

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In partnership with AMS Healthcare, Healthy Debate is publishing a series of seven articles that explores the relationship between technology and compassion in the field of health care today, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.