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Jan 232015

Are we getting enough vitamin D?

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Dr. Robert Josse (Medical Director, Dept of Medicine, Osteoporosis Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital) talks to CTV News about the recommendations to Health Canada by Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology to increase the daily recommended intake of vitamin D. See the interview here. DISCLOSURE: Alberta Bone and Joint ...

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Jan 162015

How to eliminate MRI wait lists – and save Alberta millions of dollars a year in the process

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THE GLOBE AND MAIL EDITORIAL: If Alberta’s government wants to generate more value from its health care dollars, it can start with reducing unnecessary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). That’s the advice of Calgary orthopaedic surgeon Nick Mohtadi who says unnecessary knee and lower back MRIs alone may number 17,000 a year in Alberta ...

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Jan 142015

ABJHI Supporting Design of Tools to Determine Patient Appropriateness for Knee Replacement

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ABJHI is providing information that will help a research team design new methodologies for determining whether a patient is a suitable candidate for knee replacement. Called BEST Knee, the study involves developing and validating criteria that will help physicians and their patients assess the likelihood of benefit from knee replacement and, ...

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Jan 142015

ABJHI Helping Researchers Design Optimal Centralized Intake for Albertans with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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ABJHI is helping an Alberta research team design the optimal centralized intake system for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in Alberta. The centralized intake is being designed to reduce the wait for care and ensure Albertans are referred to the right health care provider at the appropriate time. The project involves nearly 40 ...

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