HEALTH CARE IN CANADA: BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY by Corneliu Kirjan Free Thinking Citizen

HEALTH CARE IN CANADA:  BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY by Corneliu Kirjan Free Thinking Citizen

CFN – For the last twenty years, the quality of health care in Canada has been deteriorating. There is a chronic shortage of doctors, emergency rooms are overflowing, waiting times for surgeries are getting longer, the lack of hospital beads is chronic and costs are constantly increasing. The debate on health care is a heated […]

Mercury Poisoning from Dental Amalgam Admitted by Norway Government by Kevin Parkinson

Mercury Poisoning from Dental Amalgam Admitted by Norway Government by Kevin Parkinson

CFN – In recent news Norwegian health authorities have recognized the dangers of mercury poisoning by awarding Tordis Stigen Klausen a sum of $10,000.   She is the first dental assistant to have mercury poisoning recognized as an occupational illness.  She is also the first dental assistant to receive compensation for mercury poisoning in Norway, as […]

CD HOWE INSTITUTE : How Best to Smother Sales of Contraband Cigarettes

CD HOWE INSTITUTE : How Best to Smother Sales of Contraband Cigarettes

CFN – Government efforts to tax cigarettes in Canada can have unintended consequences for tax revenues and the supply of contraband cigarettes, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Taxing Dilemma: Assessing the Impact of Tax and Price Changes on the Tobacco Market,” Concordia University economists Ian Irvine and […]

Letter to the Editor – Why Pay for Medi Drop Boxes When Pharmacies Provide Service for Free?

Letter to the Editor – Why Pay for Medi Drop Boxes When Pharmacies Provide Service for Free?

It has been reported this morning that Medi Drop boxes are being set up so that people can return old or unused medication, including narcotics. . The boxes are being placed at the hospitals and the police stations. . I wonder what this program costs? Mary Anne Pankhurst – South Glengarry Ontario (Comments and opinions […]

Medical Arts Pharmacy Donates $60,000 to Maxville Manor Foundation – April 26, 2012

Medical Arts Pharmacy Donates $60,000 to Maxville Manor Foundation – April 26, 2012

CFN – Further solidifying its commitment to helping people “age well,” Medical Arts Pharmacy today announced a donation of $60,000. (over five years) to the Maxville Manor Foundation.  But the pharmacy extended additional value by supporting the development and screening of  a short documentary entitled: Maxville Manor, A place to call home.   “The fact […]

St. Anne’s Elementary School Students Learn about The Daffodil Pin – Canadian Cancer Society – April 24, 2012

St. Anne’s Elementary School Students Learn about The Daffodil Pin – Canadian Cancer Society – April 24, 2012

CFN – Here is a photo from St. Anne’s Elementary School.  The teacher Sandy Legallais had a conversation with her students why she was wearing her daffodil pin and that inspired these beautiful paintings by the children! . Pictured above are left to right Ava Aitkens – artist, Amber Jette – artist, Sharyn Duffey – […]

Diane Shay Lawyer Fay Brunning in Cornwall Ontario to Address Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Meeting – April 11, 2012

Diane Shay Lawyer Fay Brunning in Cornwall Ontario to Address Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Meeting – April 11, 2012

CFN –  Cornwall Ontario’s CAO Paul Fitzpatrick’s fave Lawyer, Fay Brunning was in town to speak at a local meeting of the Registered Nurses  Association of Ontario meeting at a local eatery. The topic?  Elder Abuse and the challenges nurses have to deal with especially when their oaths and duties to their patients can potentially come […]

Dr. Natalie Samson – Cornwall Ontario’s First Female Chiropractor – March 30, 2012 – INFO

Dr. Natalie Samson  – Cornwall Ontario’s First Female Chiropractor – March 30, 2012 – INFO

Cornwall born and educated, Dr. Natalie Samson became Cornwall’s first female chiropractor in October of 2000. At her centrally located office in Cornwall’s Original Mile Square, she offers her patients a variety of chiropractic treatment options, ranging from Diversified Technique to Thompson Technique to the newer Koren Specific Technique (KST). Dr. Samson is the only […]

Getting a Handle on the CCH Bilingual Nurse Protest in Cornwall Ontario in Pictures and Video – March 22, 2012

Getting a Handle on the CCH Bilingual Nurse Protest in Cornwall Ontario in Pictures and Video – March 22, 2012

CFN – As we draw near the two month mark of the Bilingual Nurse Protest of the Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital’s implementation of the French Language Services Act patterns seem to be evolving. One that a core of nurses have issues over not either being able to be hired as a Unilingual English nurse, and […]

OPG Donates $2,000 to Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope Program in Cornwall Ontario – March 20, 2012

OPG Donates $2,000 to Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope Program in Cornwall Ontario – March 20, 2012

CFN – The Canadian Cancer Society would like to thank Ontario Power Generation for their generous donation of $2000 to our Wheels of Hope Program. Wheels of Hope supports our transportation program which gets cancer patients to their appointments in Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal. . Pictured above are from left to right, Sharyn Duffey, Fundraising […]

Letter to the Editor – Debbie Cameron RN on the Bilingual Nursing Protest at Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital

Letter to the Editor – Debbie Cameron RN on the Bilingual Nursing Protest at Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital

I graduated in 1994 with  my Registered Nurse Diploma with Honors from St.Lawrence College in Corwall,ON.   During  my 3 years of schooling I trained in various hospitals including the former General(public & english) & Hotel Dieu(Catholic & english)Hospitals. . Soon after my graduation my husband(an RN too) & I relocated to the USA because nursing jobs were hard to […]

Erica Stacey – Her Story by Greg Kielec – Reprinted from le Journal de Cornwall – March 15, 2012

Erica Stacey – Her Story by Greg Kielec – Reprinted from le Journal de Cornwall – March 15, 2012

CFN – When paramedic Erica Stacey was called to a possible drug overdose on Feb. 23, 2007, little did she know how much her life would change in the coming months and years. . She and her partner arrived to a lengthy country lane in Dundas County covered with about six inches of snow. “We […]

Is it Time for the Canadian Governments To Support Orphan Drugs? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – March 14, 2012

Is it Time for the Canadian Governments To Support Orphan Drugs?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – March 14, 2012

CFN –  We live in a time where medicine is becoming more and more reliant on drug therapies.    We also are in a time when Drug Companies are sometimes spending more marketing drugs than researching them. There are thousands of “Orphan” drugs sitting unused.   An Orphan drug is one that is still perfectly functionable, […]

National Oncology Nursing Day highlights growing recognition and need for certified oncology nurses in Canada – April 3, 2012

National Oncology Nursing Day highlights growing recognition and need for certified oncology nurses in Canada – April 3, 2012

CFN – Cancer is a disease that affects people of all ages, gender, and nationalities. The complex nature of this disease and its treatment requires nurses to have a combination of specialized knowledge, research and clinical skills, and evidence-informed nursing practice.  As a result, oncology nurses are ideally situated to meet the unique needs of […]

Letter to the Editor – Daniel Léger on Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Care – March 11, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Daniel Léger on Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Care – March 11, 2012

Dear editor, I had to make a trip to the hospital over the weekend with my 3 year old son who was suffering from an ear infection.  I must say that I was pretty relieved that all of the staff I dealt with could speak French since my son does not understand any English.  From […]

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