Clinical News from Canada’s Medical Associations & Healthcare Companies
February 2018 • Volume 5 Issue 2

Delivering Bad News

Physicians are regularly required to deliver bad news including serious or chronic disease, poor prognosis, and terminal illness. In this article from Medical News Today, learn strategies for effectively and compassionately communicating difficult information to patients.
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Increasing Incidence of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones generate a large volume of emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and represent a significant burden both in healthcare costs and lost worker productivity. Researchers investigated the incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic kidney stones over three decades in this study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diets

Identifying effective weight loss methods is critical to tackling the global obesity epidemic. In this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers investigated the effect of low-fat vs low-carb diets on weight loss and the association with genotype pattern or insulin secretion.
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2017 Comprehensive Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure

Recommendations on Hepatitis C Screening for Adults

2018 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiplatelet Therapy


PrEP Update - How generic medicines are helping reshape pre‑exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Live, accredited (CFPC, CCCEP and OPQ) webinar

March 08, 2018 8:00 PM EST
March 09, 2018 12:00 PM EST

12th Annual Primary Care Spring Conference   Mar 26‑30, 2018 & Apr 2‑6, 2018   Palm Coast, Florida
2018 Pri-Med Canada Program   May 9‑12, 2018   Toronto, Ontario
3rd International Conference on General Practice & Primary Care   Aug 16‑17, 2018   Madrid, Spain