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Innovative Clinical Tool Combines Medical and Social Factors to Assess Senior Health

Research from a PSI Foundation–funded team has led to the development of a first-of-its-kind assessment of seniors’ biomedical and social vulnerability. The Frailty and Vulnerability Evaluation (FAVE) tool, developed by Dr. Ross Upshur and his team at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and the Department of Family and Community Medicine in Toronto with funding from PSI Foundation, is a step towards higher quality care for seniors.
Nov 22 / 2019

Changing the Culture and Conversation around Mental Health

While many conversations are being had today about physician mental health and burnout, many physicians still face stigma – not to mention potential professional consequences - when they admit to struggling with a mental illness.
Nov 20 / 2019

New Guideline Calls for End to Routine Screening for Thyroid Disorders

Screening for thyroid dysfunction in patients without symptoms does not improve health and creates unnecessary expenses for the health-care system, says a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.
Nov 18 / 2019

Lack of Health Data Hurting Black Canadians, Say Researchers

The health of Black Canadian women may be endangered by a lack of data, according to a first-of-its-kind paper from the University of Toronto.
Nov 13 / 2019