Participate in Ontario Budget Hearings!

As you know, the government did not hold pre-budget hearings as is normally the case, even though it was planning an extremely harsh budget that will result in major health care cuts. These hearings usually happen in January and are held across the province before the Ontario Budget is finalized and introduced in legislation. They are the public’s opportunity to give input. But the government did not hold

Participate in survey on workplace absenteeism and health conditions

Fred Ashbury of Piceps Consultants is working with some colleagues at the University of Wollongong (Australia) on an international research project to design and implement an online survey. The survey focuses on two issues. First, the survey measures the extent of workplace absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e., being at work, but due to a health-related condition are working at a level lower than usual). Secondly, it

Ontario men gain access to new medication to reduce bone complications from prostate cancer

Ontario men with advanced prostate cancer now have access to an innovative treatment, XGEVA® (denosumab), for the prevention of debilitating bone complications, such as broken bones, spinal cord compression, or the need for radiation or surgery to the bone. Ontario is the second province to provide access, following Quebec’s decision earlier this year. Bone complications can occur when cancer spreads from the prostate to the