May/June 2014 e-news

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May/June 2014 e-news vol. 10-3

In This Issue

MyMedRec – An App that Mobilizes Medical Records - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as half of all medications are not taken as prescribed, threatening harm to people and wasting billions of dollars of public and personal funds. Read More »
Depression in the Workplace – The High Cost of Presenteeism - Absenteeism due to mental illness is expensive – estimates of the costs to the Canadian economy are as high as $51 Billion including direct medical costs, direct work losses, and decreased productivity. But what is the cost of presenteeism?  Read More »
Job or Career? – A Case for Valuing Employees - Do your employees have jobs or are they building careers? Results of a national survey carried out on behalf of careerbuilder.ca suggest that going to work everyday is harder when you see yourself having a job rather than a career. Read More »
Reducing Risk Factors – Meeting the 25 x 25 Targets - In 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted as a global target, reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by 25 per cent by 2025. In May 2014, results were published from the first study of the impact on 25 x 25 of reducing or curbing just six modifiable risk factors for NCD – tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, salt intake, high blood pressure & blood sugar and obesity.  Read More »
Sign the Charter – A Grassroots Tool in the Fight against Diabetes - Canada now has its first-ever Diabetes Charter. In Canada, we are all familiar with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and various federal and provincial human rights legislation, but what do we know about health charters?  Read More »
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