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Breast Cancer Update (2018)

To decide on breast cancer screening, women must be armed with the right information The Globe and Mail, December 12, 2018   Patients should decide when to get mammograms: Canadian health experts Global News, December 10, 2018   Women don’t need ...

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Hepatitis C

Critics push back against hepatitis C screening advice, say boomers should be tested May 28, 2017 Canada recommends against testing everyone for hepatitis C April 24, 2017 Broad Hepatitis C screening of Canadian adults not supported by evidence, task ...

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Tobacco Smoking in Children and Adolescents

Study Urges Physicians To Prevent Youth Smoking 27 February, 2017 Health officials urged to help prevent Canadian youth from smoking 27 February, 2017 Doctors ‘should interact with kids and their families about smoking,’ Canadian task force says 27 February, 2017 Doctors have role to ...

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Developmental Delay

Developmental delay screening for young children not recommended, Canada says 30 March, 2016 Don’t screen all kids for developmental delays, Canadians say 29 March, 2016 Developmental delay screens for healthy Canadian kids not recommended 29 March, 2016

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Lung Cancer

New guidelines recommend CT scans for lung cancer in long-time smokers 08 March, 2016 New guidelines for lung cancer screening introduced in Canada 08 March, 2016 New guidelines back CT scan for lung cancer screening 07 March, 2016

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Prostate Cancer

Does prostate cancer screening do more harm than good? 01 March, 2016 U of C study shows PSA testing doesn’t change prostate cancer mortality 01 March, 2016 More prostate patients being monitored instead of undergoing immediate treatment: report 29 February, ...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy not needed for routine colorectal cancer screening, Task Force says 22 February, 2016 Task Force recommends against colonoscopy for routine colorectal cancer screening 22 February, 2016 Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in ...

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Cognitive Impairment

MDs should screen for cognitive impairment in seniors only if symptoms present: Task Force 30 November, 2015 New screening guidelines for mild-cognitive impairment 30 November, 2015 Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s Guideline on screening for cognitive impairment in ...

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Child Obesity

No weight loss drugs, surgery for young children, family docs told 30 March, 2015 Child obesity charts open door to treatment 30 March, 2015 The cure for childhood obesity parents will hate 30 March, 2015 New guidelines to curb child obesity ...

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Adult Obesity

New guidelines put family doctors on the front line in the battle against adult obesity 26 January, 2015 Canadian Task Force issues new guidelines on treating adult obesity 26 January, 2015 Obesity health strategy in Canada shifts to prevention 26 ...

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