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How the Mediterranean diet became No. 1 — and why that’s a problem

The Mediterranean diet was voted by a panel of 25 health and nutrition professionals as the best diet for 2020. Characterized by plant-based meals, the diet emphasizes eating less red meat and dairy, and more fish and unsaturated fatty acids like olive oil. Red wine can be enjoyed in moderation.

Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain doubled in quarter century

The number of people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed an opioid medicine worldwide increased in the last two-and-a-half decades. But there was only a small number of studies reporting prescription data outside the United States, finds research led by the University of Sydney.

Registered massage therapist from Penticton, B.C., suspended by provincial authority

On Thursday, the college posted the disciplinary action regarding Leonard Krekic on its website.
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PODCAST Episode 9: On-demand mobile massage

With the advent of phone apps and the desire for convenient, on-demand services, mobile massage has become popular in North America. Much like Uber popularized on-demand travel options, companies like Massago have tapped into the realm of on-demand healthcare.

Listen in as we discuss the new markets being served by these businesses, address safety concerns, compensation, and challenging the existing delivery of care models of massage.

What is the next iteration of on demand mobile massage, and how will technology continue to play a role? We discuss all of this and more with the CEO of Massago, Allan Skok. >> Listen now

Huge success in business is largely based on luck – new research

Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based on luck. No rule exists for achieving exceptional performance because it usually requires doing something different or novel and there can be no recipe for such innovation. New research provides systematic evidence that luck plays a critical role in such performance, not only in business but also in music, movies, science and professional sports. A key finding is that more can be gained by paying more attention to “second best”. » Learn more
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Massage Fusion

Massage Fusion is an essential companion for any manual therapist interested in treating common pain issues. Acclaimed teachers and therapists, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari offer a practical and dynamic step-by-step approach to gaining results with persistent client problems such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ disorders, stress-related conditions and stubborn sporting injuries. The book outlines a clear and evidence-based rationale to treatment using a clinically tried and tested combination of advanced massage techniques including myofascial work, trigger point therapy, acupressure, stretching and client self-care suggestions. >> Order now

RMT Business and Ethics Forum

June 20, 2020
Kitchener, ON
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