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Recent Articles (January 2020)

Radon: Encourage your patients who smoke to test for radon

  • Smokers have a 1 in 3 chance of developing lung cancer when also exposed to long-term elevated levels of radon gas.  
  • Building characteristics as well as where you live can both increase your risk of radon exposure. It is easy to test for radon gas and can cost as little as $35.
  • For further information on the health risks of radon, and the increased risk to people who smoke, there are many resources available to patients and health practitioners  including: a free online CME credit course on radon, fact sheets, radon testing and remediation experts, and smoking cessation programs.

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Community Paramedicine Program: Early Stages of Integrated Mobile Primary Care

  • The Ottawa Paramedic Service Community Paramedicine Program is using the Health Links approach to offer integrated mobile care.  Additional details will follow as the Community Paramedicine program evolves in 2020.
  • You may receive a call from a Community Paramedic, to provide situational updates and request your collaboration on a care plan for one of your patients who is already enrolled in the program.
  • The aim of the program is to keep patients at home, healthy and safe, through short-term medical management, health literacy, and social/health system navigation.

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Accredited Webinar Series: 2020 Medical Bytes Lunch and Learn, University of Ottawa

  • The University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development is hosting monthly noon-hour accredited webinars for family physicians. The focus is on new developments, guidelines and practices.
  • All of the sessions are certified for MainPro+ credits (0.75 hours). Cost is $10 per webinar.
  • Find more information on topic schedule and registration here.

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