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January 6, 2020

We must rethink health care to include social and environmental costs of treatment

Modern health care has led to enormous gains in life expectancy and quality of life. However, rising health-care costs, increasing rates of chronic diseases, aging populations and the effects of advancing climate change are placing increasing pressures on our health-care systems.

Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise — walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping — is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain?

How the brain balances pleasure and pain

As our brains take in information about the world and use it to steer our actions, two key principles guide our choices: seek pleasure and avoid pain. Researchers have zeroed in on an information-processing hub in the brains of mice to discover how neurons there divide the labour to handle these opposing behavioural motivations.
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Osteopathy for the Over 50s: Maintaining Function and Treating Dysfunction

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Breaking the loop. “Causalgia” – A curious case of a crazy kind of pain, part 2

What if you were recovering from knee replacement surgery and you are just sitting comfortably, knitting, when you feel the outer side of your new knee burst into flame? You touch it to see if it is actually hot and a searing pain hits your cerebrum like a bolt of lightning. The lightest of contact, even tangentially, produces excruciating attacks of caustic pain. And it never gets better.

This is Florence’s story – I pegged her situation as a likely case of causalgia, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
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CMCC Practice Opportunity

Date: Feb 12, 2020
Location: Toronto
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2020 San Diego Pain Summit

Date: Feb 11-16, 2020
Location: San Diego, CA
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Brain Injury Canada Conference

Date: April 30-May 1, 2020
Location: Ottawa
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