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Guidelines for comprehensive mental health services for older adults in Canada  
http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/Pages/MHCC_Seniors_Guidelines.aspx

Presents a model for a comprehensive, integrated mental health service system for older Canadians, as well as service benchmarks to provide concrete reference points for planning purposes. The model and benchmarks are considered within the context of guiding values and principles important to Canadian seniors, as well as key concepts such as mental health prevention, promotion, and recovery.  Intended to support policy makers, service planners, and advocacy organizations working to ensure that older Canadians (both those living with a mental health problem or illness and those at risk of developing one) receive the range of supports they need.

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Published: 2011
Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers  
http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/Migrated/PDF/11491_newsletter_en.pdf

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

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Published: 2009
What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/2009/Whats_in_a_Scan.pdf

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Published: 2009