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ABJHI Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cy Frank
Mar 062015

ABJHI Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cy Frank

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Cy Frank, surgeon, researcher, innovator, visionary, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2015. His was a life of continuous journey in pursuit of medical knowledge, health care innovation, and visionary public health policy. Cy’s unabashed passion and confident resoluteness inspired others to join him on his journey. Continue reading » Share:

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Aug 052013

Cy Frank Awarded The Order of the University of Calgary

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  Cy Frank, ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor, was awarded The Order of The University of Calgary during convocation ceremonies for the faculties of medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on May 9. Dr. Frank received the award for his distinguished service to the university. Cy has been a faculty member at the University of Calgary for ...

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May 032013

Healthy, wealthy and wise: we need to recognize that health drives wealth

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Is the formula for Canada’s success to be wealthy, healthy and wise or to be healthy, wealthy and wise? The difference may appear subtle, but it gets to the heart of a question that has serious implications for the future of publicly funded health care: have we Canadians been missing out on the opportunity to use health care system as an ...

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Jan 242013

Baby Boomers Looking to Right Public Health Care, Not Drain It

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From the Toronto Star: Boomers have a history of leading change. Should baby boomers be feeling guilty now that everyone else seems to have finally clued in to the developed world’s worst-kept secret: There are lots of us, we didn’t have enough children of our own to replenish the taxpayer base, and we didn’t contribute enough in taxes ...

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Dec 282012

It’s Time to View Health Care as an Economic Asset

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From the Globe and Mail: The road to reviving Canada’s sluggish productivity may lead straight to an emergency department – or an operating room – or an immunization clinic. Sound implausible? Only if you consider public health care from the tired and usual point of view – which is that it is a consumption good, sucking ever-larger ...

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Sep 132012

Junk Food Doesn’t Just Go to Your Hips, it Gets into Your Bones

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From The Huffington Post: If you think junk food goes directly to your hips, you’re right. But it gets worse. It gets into your hips, and into other bones in the body, too. Junk food, or more precisely, food that is high in fat and sugar, robs the skeleton of the building blocks it needs to grow and remain strong to ward off degenerative ...

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May 022012

Alberta a leader in ‘curing’ wait times

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From The Chronicle Herald: Sometimes public health care is like the human body. When you have an ailment in one area, you need to look somewhere else in the anatomy for the cause or the contributor. Long wait times for hip and knee replacements are an example. Cause: not enough surgeries to keep up with demand from an aging population. Well, ...

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Feb 122012

Are Canada’s Premiers Serious about Innovation in Public Health Care?

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From The Hill Times: The task of reforming public health care has been left in the hands of Canada’s premiers after the federal government dropped a 10-year non-negotiable funding plan in their laps and beat a quick retreat into the tall grasses. Ottawa’s over-to-you strategy comes complete with no strings attached to how they spend the ...

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Jul 222011

Saving Health Care without Going Broke

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From The Evidence Network: Let’s move beyond private vs. public debate (A version of this commentary appeared in The Huffington Post, Troy Media and The Mark.) With the election behind us, Canadians can look back and appreciate that we spent upwards of $300 million on an examination of personality, while policy largely escaped ...

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