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As you know, COA delivers COA Dispatch direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the COA Dispatch news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.

Interventional radiology is faster and less-risky than conventional surgery, but still little used in Canada
National Post
For six years, Dave Adams suffered the often-intense pain caused by a fractured vertebra, the aftermath of a 2007 tumble from his ladder. Then, last October he underwent a minimally invasive procedure to fix the broken bone and almost immediately his life was transformed. Barely four hours after the operation, Mr. Adams headed home, celebrating with a "ballet pirouette" down the hospital hallway.
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Bone tumour removed without invasive surgery
Cambridge Times
Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have removed a benign tumour from a 16-year-old boy's leg bone using a cutting-edge heat procedure that does away with any form of invasive surgery. Jack Campanile of Brampton, ON, is believed to be the first pediatric patient in North America to be treated using high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, to destroy the tumour, called an osteoid osteoma.
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Nurses continue to fight Nanaimo hospital care model
Nanaimo Bulletin
A new care model at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital could make Island Health the poster child for poor safety and low morale during provincial negotiations, says the president of the B.C. Nurses' Union. The nurses' union is continuing to push back against Island Health’s new care delivery model, calling for the health authority to reinstate nursing positions and do an independent review.
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Dalhousie residents demand to keep palliative care beds
CBC News
Dalhousie-area residents are upset about the loss of four palliative care beds at the St. Joseph Community Health Centre in the northern town. The beds are closed for several months each year to save money, but the Vitalité Health Network recently announced it plans to shut them down permanently, reducing the number of end-of-life care spots in the region to six from 10.
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Sainte-Justine : Un robot pour apprendre à marcher
Un robot aidera quelque 500 enfants de 4 à 18 ans aux prises avec des atteintes au système nerveux central dans leur apprentissage de la marche. Le Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) affilié au Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine a fait l'acquisition du Lokomat, le premier appareil robotisé de rééducation de la marche au Québec.
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