Keep up on the latest news from machealth! Our team will share updates on new programs, new courses and new resources - right here.

Keep up on the latest news from machealth! Our team will share updates on new programs, new courses and new resources - right here.

    • Jun 27, 2016

    Getting ready for extreme heat

    Summer is here and as temperatures rise, it’s time to begin preparing for extreme heat events. Extreme heat poses a risk for our patients, and their families, as high temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing condit...
    • Jun 2, 2016

    New credit system coming summer 2016

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is launching a new credit reporting platform on June 27, 2016 and with it, some significant changes. Based on member feedback, CFPC has updated their reporting system – Mainpro+ - and we wanted to make sure you know how this will affect your learning on machealth. Is the reporting cycle changing? How does this affect me? The current reporting cycle runs the calendar...
    • Dec 22, 2015

    The year in review

    Looking back on 2015, it has been a very busy year. The holidays are a great time for us to slow down and take stock of just how much our team was able to achieve over the past twelve months. We were fortunate enough to work with some fantastic partn...
    • Dec 16, 2015

    Make sure your youngest patients are on the right track

    Recent advances have improved our understanding of brain development in early childhood. The younger years of development are shaped by a complex mix of factors - both genes and environment. The question of nature versus nurture has now been simplifi...
    • Nov 9, 2015

    What is your patient's fracture risk?

    Osteoporosis has devastating potential. It’s a major cause of fragility fractures, and strongly linked to hip fractures. In 2007 alone, approximately 27,000 Canadians suffered hip fractures. It is estimated that 50% of women that sustain a hip fracture lose the ability to live independently and 20% of them will require long-term nursing home care. More alarming, of those women that fracture their hip, 1-in-4 will...
    • Oct 28, 2015

    November is Radon Action Month

    Each year, lung cancer results in more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Next to smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to causing the deaths of 3,200 Canadians every year. Radon Action Month in N...
    • Jul 21, 2015

    Pan Am athletes, exercise and extreme heat

    With temperatures rising, Environment Canada issued its first heat warning of the summer for Southern Ontario this past weekend. Athletes of the Pan Am Games were also issued a special warning , advising them to watch for signs of heat-related illness...
    • Jul 6, 2015

    New tool to assist with preconception counselling

    Preconception health care involves identifying potential physical, genetic, psychosocial, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes and reducing those risks prior to conception through counselling, education, and in...
    • May 13, 2015

    Mental health in children

    Dr. Jean Clinton (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Offord Centre, McMaster University) joins Steve Paikin on The Agenda to discuss mental health issues in children between 0 and 6. Approximately 70% of mental health issues, including anxiety ...
    • Apr 15, 2015

    We're even more social now at machealth

    We're now on Facebook and Twitter ! Come find us on your favourite social networks to get the latest updates from machealth and discover new programs. Learn without boundaries: CME courses, patient resources + community forums. All at your fingertips. #MedEd — machealth (@machealth_) April 7, 2015
    • Mar 23, 2015

    Ontario's enhanced 18-month well-baby visit program

    Our Division of e-Learning Innovation at McMaster University is proud to partner with the government of Ontario to help support the enhanced 18-month well-baby visit . The culmination of many people's efforts over the years, including the Ministri...
    • Mar 23, 2015

    From extreme cold to extreme heat

    While we just made it through a very cold February in Ontario, the beginning of the spring thaw is an opportunity to start planning for the summer and the potential for heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat events are on the rise in Canada and s...
    • Mar 23, 2015

    A clinical approach to infertility

    The current prevalence of infertility is between 11- 16% and is an increasingly important issue in primary care. In fact, prevalence has almost tripled over the past 25 years. Delaying pregnancy to an older age is likely the strongest factor of this ...