In November 2012, the OMA was asked to consider the role of screening for poverty in primary care settings and to provide physicians with relevant resources
In August 2013, Ontario’s Doctors examined the latest research and recommendations from experts in the field of safe, affordable housing and its relationship to the health of patients
According to the WHO, the CDC, and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario, alcohol consumption in excess of low-risk guidelines is one of the top-four modifiable risk factors for chronic disease
Bacteria that are exposed to certain antibiotics can become resistant to these antibiotics and those related to them.
OMA recommendations for the treatment and prevention of Overweight and Obesity in children and adolescents.
Hot summer weather and extreme heat events (which are hot, humid days with warm nights) can put people at risk of suffering a heat illness
Keep your child sun safe this summer. Ultraviolet (UV) exposure and sunburns are major contributors to skin cancer. Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers account for more diagnoses than lung, breast, and prostate cancer combined.
Unintentional poisoning by prescription and over-the-counter medications is the second leading cause of hospitalisations among children 0-4 years old in Ontario
Falling is a significant health risk for adults over age 65 in Ontario. In 2004, falls on the same level caused 88 deaths and 11,805 hospitalisations.
Everyone knows they should stay home from work when they’re sick with the flu, but employees are often worried about what their bosses might think.
Ontario’s doctors began a new initiative to raise awareness about the dangers associated with a high salt diet, and how to reduce salt consumption.
Ontario’s doctors have long advocated that our patients find time for exercise.
OMA has recently updated water safety policy recommendations which focus on keeping children safe.
In April 2011, Ontario’s doctors called on the government of Ontario to remove the three-month waiting period for OHIP
Ontario’s doctors call for restrictions on tanning beds to those under 19 years of age.
The OMA addresses some misconceptions surrounding fluoride in drinking water.
An initiative to increase public awareness about children with severe allergic reactions and to support those at risk.
Recent OMA research highlights the dangers of using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.
Doctors in Ontario are urging the provincial government to strengthen programs to control and prevent the spread of tuberculosis.
ATVs pose a significant but avoidable risk of injury and death to children.
Several medical studies show that many illnesses are directly linked to smoking and second-hand smoke.
Medical understanding of how smog impacts the human body has grown considerably over the past few years.