Tag: Medical Advice

It’s World Water Day!

Today, March 22nd, marks World Water Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of conserving water and managing our planet’s water resources. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Change,” which emphasizes the need to solve the water and sanitation crisis and the importance of recognizing and appreciating the value of water in all…
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PRAXES Update on COVID-19 for Marine Organizations

PRAXES Update on COVID-19 for Marine Organizations Apr 19, 2020   |   Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC  — On November 17, 2019, the first case of a new virus infection was noted in China, in Wuhan. On Jan 25 ON and BC had the first Canadian cases from Wuhan travelers. On March 15, NS became the…
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COVID-19 – Information Specifically for Marine Operations

PRAXES understands that COVID-19 information is everywhere these days, but most information does not address the specific needs of Marine Operations. These links below provide excellent information from trusted sources. From the CDC for marine operators: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/maritime/recommendations-for-ships.html https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/maritime/federal-regulations-reporting-illness-death-ships-destined-united-states.html General Infection Control Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html IMO Documents: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Documents/Circular%20Letter%20No.4204-Add.3.pdf http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Documents/Circular%20Letter%20No.4204-Add.4.pdf   For more information on the remote…
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The Future of Health-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care Mar 6, 2020   |   Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC Dr. John Ross is an emergency physician, professor at Dalhousie University, and medical director of a telemedicine provider. He continues to advocate for profound personal behaviour and public policy changes despite the stifling powers of the status quo.  With all of…
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Models of Care

New Models of Care – Dr. John Ross

New Models of Care Feb 28, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — In an effort to convey some of the challenges behind modern telemedicine PRAXES asked Dr. John Ross to give us his thoughts about developing new models of care from this recent article from Forbes “Telehealth Has Huge Potential, But…
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Tetanus Nail

What is Tetanus? Immunizations?

What is Tetanus? Immunizations? Oct 19, 2019    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — On a recent long weekend, a friend was out mowing the lawn. She stepped on an old nail that penetrated her foot. After cleaning the wound, she wondered about the urgency of getting a tetanus shot because it was…
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When to use Telemedicine

When to use Telemedicine?

When to use Telemedicine? Feb 18, 2020    |    PRAXES Team — When should you be using telemedicine? The Decision regarding when to use your telemedicine services can be a little confusing! So PRAXES put together a list of our own tips to help you through these situations should you ever find yourself in…
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Sick Notes

Sick Notes – Dr. John Ross

Sick Notes Feb 18, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — We received a call recently from someone asking for a ‘doctor’s sick note’ that was requested by her employer for a recent three-day absence from work. We get these calls from time to time. I see some telemedicine companies advertising ‘get…
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