News tagged with family doctors

Diabetes care depends on how your doctor is paid

From 2006 to 2008, nearly 75 per cent of Ontarians with diabetes did not receive all of the tests recommended to properly monitor their disease. How their doctor was paid was one of the factors determining the care they received, ...

Jun 05, 2014
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Teacher tried to dissuade Nobel winner Gurdon from science

Veteran British scientist John Gurdon, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, is often described as the "godfather of cloning" for his work on stem cell research but was once told by his teacher not to pursue ...

Oct 08, 2012
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Requests for lower-back MRIs often unnecessary, research shows

More than half of lower-back MRIs ordered at two Canadian hospitals were either inappropriate or of questionable value for patients. And family doctors were more apt to order these unnecessary tests compared to other specialists, ...

Mar 25, 2013
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