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Shocking results in new Canadian health study

A new Canadian health study by the Fraser Institute sheds valuable light on the current state of our public healthcare system. And, according to this new research, the standard of care is nowhere near as efficient as it could be. The study, which compared 29 developed countries’ universal healthcare systems, found that although Canada is […]

Exercise and Osteoarthritis: MRI Study

In something of a Catch-22, osteoarthritis patients are often instructed to exercise to alleviate some of their pain symptoms–but those same pain symptoms may prevent an exercise routine from being formed. Although many sufferers of osteoarthritis may wish to work out, the possibility of further injury is a daunting one. Recently, Canadian researchers tackled the […]

Virtual doctor visits are the future of healthcare

Who wants to leave the house sick or be inconvenienced waiting for a doctor’s appointment just to refill a routine prescription? No one! Watch the video below to see how GOeVisit is the future of patient-centric healthcare.    

BC Cancer Agency study hopes to detect early signs of cancer

Vancouver has become an international leader in cancer research! AIM’s Whole Body Diffusion MRI detects cancer in its earliest stages, and the BC Cancer Agency is conducting developmental research on a blood test that should be able to detect early signals of cancer. The study will look at the blood of 1000 participants aged 55-70, all […]

Lose weight by drinking more water: MRI study

You’re not hungry, you’re thirsty. It’s almost too easy: dieters everywhere have heard this advice for decades, but now it’s been backed up by MRI science. The study, conducted by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, worked with 19 participants to collect the data. Done in three parts, the research looked at MRI scans of the stomach, […]

Take the stairs for better brain health: MRI study

To ride the elevator or climb the stairs may not seem like an important decision, but when it’s a decision you make every day it could have lasting implications on not only your physical fitness, but your cognitive function as well. A new Canadian MRI study from researchers at Concordia University has found that younger-looking […]

AIM collaborating in large Canada-wide MRI study

Over the next several months AIM will be providing imaging for a major cross-country MRI research study that seeks to illustrate patterns in heart and brain health of Canadians from coast to coast. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, or CAHHM, will study the MRI results of approximately 9700 participants of varying ages, backgrounds […]

The Future of Healthcare has Arrived!

In partnership with the MyCare programs, MyCare MedTech Inc. (MMi) announces the introduction of its ground breaking Mobile Health (mHealth) and Virtual Health (vHealth) services, available September 2015. Services will include: Electronic Personal Medical Records (PMR) – accessible 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world Virtual Physician Consultation – online direct consultation from home, office or […]

Supreme Court to hear Public vs. Private Healthcare Trial

B.C.’s Supreme Court will take on the growing concerns of Canadian health care practitioners and patients in a trial beginning September 8 of this year. Dr. Brian Day, a former president of the Canadian Medical Association who currently performs private surgery at Cambie Surgery Centre (which he founded) will challenge existing laws saying doctors cannot […]

Life in Deep Space Accelerates Aging Process: MRI Study

Canadian astronaut and online sensation Chris Hadfield piqued the interests of millions of people worldwide when he published breathtaking photos of the planet during his commanding stint aboard the International Space Station. He continued to make headlines upon his return, but for another reason–he lost one per cent of his bone density for each month […]

North America Lags in Health Care Comparison Study

North America needs to be looking to Europe and Australia for guidance on how to improve our health care. In a new study by the Commonwealth Fund entitled Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, based on stats from 2011-2013, Canada ranks second-last overall followed by […]

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