Written by Diane Wild, Senior Consultant, Communications and Public Affairs

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report and resources on seniors in transition, a new Canadian minister of health, the hidden complexities of substance use, and myths about gene editing.

Seniors in Transition: Exploring Pathways Across the Care Continuum

CIHI's report, Seniors in Transition: Exploring Pathways Across the Care Continuum, and accompanying web tools are intended to help us better understand how Canada’s seniors transition from living independently to receiving continuing care services, and what factors influence their transition into residential care. 

MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor sworn in as new Canadian minister of health

Ginette Petitpas Taylor succeeds Jane Philpott, who is now minister of Indigenous services, responsible for providing services to non-self-governing communities.

The hidden complexities in substance abuse

Grand Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health Council and the Tribal Chief and President of the Sto:lo Tribal Council, wrote a special column for the Globe and Mail: “The longer you stand and walk with your loved one who is struggling with substance-use issues, the more you begin to see and understand that the underlying cause is not the substance – it is pain.”

Five myths about gene editing

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)’s breakthrough made headlines. But are we ready to engineer designer babies? (Spoiler alert: no.)

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