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Zalan: In cash-strapped Ontario, city should take a page from HSN and pick its priorities

Zalan: In cash-strapped Ontario, city should take a page from HSN and pick its priorities

Dr. Peter Zalan normally writes about physical health and health-care issues. With an election around the corner, this month he’s talking financial health
<updated>Zalan:</updated> Our 1960s health care system is failing our 21st century patients

Zalan: Our 1960s health care system is failing our 21st century patients

An overhaul is needed if we’re going to modernize a system that is treating modern challenges with 50-year-old ideas
Zalan: Latest gov’t report paints dark picture of the state of our health care system

Zalan: Latest gov’t report paints dark picture of the state of our health care system

Inadequate home care, too many people living (and dying) in hospitals, lack of coverage for physiotherapy and more: the province didn’t prepare for the future, and now the future is here
Opinion: Fixing hospital overcrowding means forcing gov’t to take it seriously

Opinion: Fixing hospital overcrowding means forcing gov’t to take it seriously

Dr. Peter Zalan says meeting the approaching demographic wave of elderly patients means fixing the home-care system
Health care is costing us billions we don’t have, but do we have the guts to fix it?

Health care is costing us billions we don’t have, but do we have the guts to fix it?

Being more efficient just isn’t cutting it, but Ontario needs to find a way to make our health-care system more affordable
<b>Sorry state: Health-care system not set up to help patients make good decisions</b>

Sorry state: Health-care system not set up to help patients make good decisions

But Health Sciences North has a pilot project that attempts to fix it and a nurse has written a poem about it
Column: Medical assistance in dying legal limbo awkward for docs

Column: Medical assistance in dying legal limbo awkward for docs

Court deadline to pass legislation has come and gone
Bill C-14 is a disappointment

Bill C-14 is a disappointment

Legislation proposed to keep illegal the resolution of intolerable suffering that is not at the end of life
Column: Canuck docs making a difference around the world

Column: Canuck docs making a difference around the world

I have just returned from Halifax, where I attended a four-day course designed to prepare anesthesiologists who wish to volunteer for service in developing countries.
People have forgotten what infectious diseases can do

People have forgotten what infectious diseases can do

Medicine now has the opportunity to focus much of its research on the chronic diseases of aging: cancer, heart disease and dementia, to give some examples.