MRI

What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Jaclyn van Wiltenburg
Wendy Armstrong
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Available online.
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ISBN 978-1-897569-43-6
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Contains footnotes. 48 pages.

Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers

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English
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Canadian Health Services Research Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

Gestational diabetes and First Nations women: a literature review

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English
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Online
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National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explains why the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus is higher among First Nations than non-First Nations women and what the effects are on women and their children.

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada (in Inuktitut)

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English
Translated Title: 
Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A report in Inuktitut based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Includes bibliographical references and audio communiqué in Inuktitut.

Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A report based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Includes bibliographical references, a Compendium of Promising Practices, and a fact sheet.
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