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January 20, 2020

Canadian Medical Association Journal lifts online paywall to health care material

The Canadian Medical Association Journal is lifting a paywall that restricts access to much of its content in a bid to reach a broader audience and combat so-called fake news. Editor-in-chief Dr. Andreas Laupacis said all content on the weekly online edition is now free to the public, with previously published material set to become available March 1.

‘Swiss cheese’ bones could be cause of unexplained low back pain

In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.

Why fitness trackers may not give you all the ‘credit’ you hoped for

Unfortunately, I’ve found in my health informatics research that wearable devices may not give all the credit their users deserve, and in some cases, users may want to consider how secure and private their data is.
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Rehab vs prehab: What does this mean in chiropractic practice?

Rehab and prehab are common buzzwords within the manual medicine community, often with vague descriptors attached to them. The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine defines rehabilitation as the “restoration of an injured person to the level of physical fitness he or she had before the injury.” Both rehabilitation and prehabilitation programs are designed to build strength and increase functional capacity, but the timing of their delivery is different. Prehabilitation has traditionally been associated with preparation for surgery; with patients being given physical and/or lifestyle modifications to help improve recovery time and decrease their post-surgery pain levels following surgery. Rehabilitation programs begin after the injury, often in conjunction with treatment, while prehab programs occur prior to treatment being given, often in the form of surgery. » Read more...

CMCC Practice Opportunity

Date: Feb 12, 2020
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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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