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Patient-centered care starts with education

The main challenge to providing patient-centred health care is education, as many patients do know how to access the health care system, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Oct 31, 2011
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No double standards for natural health products

Natural health products and medicinal foods should be subject to the same regulations as pharmaceutical drugs to ensure safety and efficacy, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Nov 14, 2011
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Abolish the criminalization of HIV

Routine criminal prosecutions for not disclosing HIV status should be abolished, write three HIV/AIDS experts in an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Dec 19, 2011
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New breast cancer screening guidelines released

New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommend no routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 and extend the sc ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Female feticide in Canada requires action

Canada should prohibit disclosure of the sex of a fetus until after 30 weeks of pregnancy to combat female feticide which is practised by some ethnic groups in Canada and the United States, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canad ...

Jan 16, 2012
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Canadian Medical Association Journal

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a general medical journal that is published biweekly by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). It showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for people in Canada and globally. CMAJ publishes original clinical research, analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and thought-provoking editorials.

It is considered to be one of the top six general medical journals ; the others being the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. The journal has an impact factor of 7.1 and its website receives over 25 million requests a year.

Dr. Paul Hebert, a medical researcher and senior scientist with the Ottawa Health Research Institute, is the editor-in-chief.

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