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  • Screen time | Alberta Medical Association
    time what other activities are better for your health Each day you need 60 minutes of physical activity to be healthy Playing and being active help you learn to do new things or learn to be better at them Physical examples riding a bike soccer using the playground with friends run club Thinking examples figuring out things on your own like how to catch other kids when you re IT at tag winning at checkers or Scrabble building things from Lego doing puzzles Using imagination exercises your brain keeps it healthier and helps you be smarter examples reading creating pictures making up your own stories games playing outside Less screen time means more time to spend with your friends or family Ask kids to brainstorm Screen time they can give up and what healthier activity they ll replace it with When they can be more active on their own without having to be with their parents such as during recess after school at the playground joining school clubs Ask the kids to tell you their favorite non screen activity Options for some tools or resources to use in your talk Bring copies of the Eat Move Play Challenge from AMA Youth Run Club Encourage them to take it home and complete it including the screen time challenge section Consider donating a small prize for the coach to make a draw later among kids who complete all of it sport hat visor running accessory pass for a local pool or rink etc Have kids complete the Screen time activity sheet below They should circle which activities are screen time ones and list what they like to do that is non screen time Contact Janet Boyer in Professional Affairs at the AMA janet boyer albertadoctors org or by phone 780 482 0305

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  • Sun safety | Alberta Medical Association
    for a 5 10 minute talk The sun good sun bad sun Why the sun is good It keeps us warm It gives us light It makes things grow Why the sun can be bad The sun has invisible rays called UV rays Too much UV rays can cause sunburn or skin damage that sometimes can lead to skin cancer Why sun safety is important We can t see UV rays so it s important to protect your body During the daytime UV rays are there whether it s sunny or cloudy summer or winter Do you know what the UV Index is It measures how strong the sun is The weather forecast will tell you if it will be 3 or more when you need more sun protection Depending on the age of your group you may want to explain more about the UV index Do you think the sun is stronger when your shadow outdoors is short or long when your shadow is short the sun is stronger How to be sun safe ask the kids to tell you main points you are looking for listed below Cover up Wear long sleeves and long pants Wear a hat it should have a brim to protect your face ears and neck Wear sunglasses Find shady places to run Use sunscreen on skin that is not covered Options for some resources to use for your talk or to give out Dress the part wear a hat preferably with a wide brim long sleeves long pants and sunglasses or omit one and make it part of your talk for kids to guess what you re missing Take these with you to give to the kids choose one order from the AMA contact Janet Boyer in Professional Affairs janet boyer albertadoctors org Be sun safe coloring sheet from the Canadian Dermatology Association CDA CDA bookmarks with sun smart tips Ombrelle 60 SPF sunscreen samples give to them to take home after you teach them how to apply Leave instructions for kids to play Shadow tag at another time To leave with the coach Recreation Sport and Sun Safety It just makes sense brochure For Reference Sun safety for runners advice from the Canadian Dermatology Association on Ever Active Schools AMA Youth Run Club webpage CDA sun safety coloring sheet Recreation Sport and Sun Safety Learn more about the Environment Canada UV index SHADOW TAG game To help teach sun safety On a sunny day find an outside area not too spread out where the kids can run around Draw the name of one child who starts by being IT Other kids start running trying to stay far away from IT so IT can t catch them IT tries to step on the other kids shadows When IT steps on someone s shadow that player is out of the game The game is over when IT has stepped on everyone s shadows Website feedback Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many

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  • Good for your mind | Alberta Medical Association
    tell me what our heart does when we are scared And what about our lungs our breathing if we are scared Or our muscles What happens to our organs when we re happy Or sad Why does being active like running help you feel good mentally as well as physically One reason is that they are connected If one changes it can affect the other Getting a bad cold can make you feel sad and miserable Getting upset can make you breathe harder and your muscles feel tighter It s easy to figure out why being active is good for you physically Your body is built to move its parts are made to do hard work muscles bones heart lungs being active keeps them strong Getting your heart pumping is amazingly good for all of your body But why can physical activity also help you feel more relaxed and happier Everybody feels anxious or stressed or low in spirits sometimes We all get these feelings But the positive thing is that we know exercise helps us feel better So run club makes your body stronger AND makes your brain feel better too Your brain releases endorphins when you exercise and scientists know that one of the things endorphins do is send your brain signals to feel happier When you stop exercising your body automatically relaxes and being relaxed feels really good see relaxation activity below to demonstrate muscle tight muscle relaxed Exercise also makes you sleep better and your body and your brain wake up more refreshed and rested which helps you feel better too Being active gives your mind a break and lets you think less about something that may be making you sad or worried Joining AMA Youth Run Club is one good way to stay active Ask kids to tell you what their other favorite types of physical or outdoor activity are Options for some resources to use for your talk or to give out Recommended The power of relaxation activity Pick a relaxation activity from the AHS Mental Health Kit for schools and have kids try it attached to full PDF of this Tip Sheet reproduced as an attachment with permission from the original source This helps them see the difference between feeling tense stressed anxious and feeling relaxed and gives them a skill to help with stress If time permits Being active sometimes feels like work but it can also be fun Do you have fun when you play with others outside or in the playground Leave this game with the kids or coach game accessed at www kidshealth org As a doctor medical student my favorite game of tag is called Band Aid Tag Here s how it s played The next time you re outdoors at school try it When someone is tagged s he places a hand on the spot that was tagged and must keep the hand on that spot for the rest of the game If someone gets tagged a

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  • Sweet dreams! Sleep keeps you healthy! | Alberta Medical Association
    12 normally 10 to 11 hours Teens usually 9 to 10 hours Why is it so important to get enough sleep Ask kids why So you re not still tired when you wake up You re in a better mood it s no fun starting the day being moody or grumpy Sleep gets you ready to pay attention and concentrate important for learning and school Sleep gives you more energy for all the things you do in a busy day like run club Your reflexes are faster for playing games or sports or for avoiding safety hazards Tips for a good sleep select from these sources AHS Canadian Pediatric Society Go to bed at about the same time every day even on weekends Have a relaxing bedtime routine maybe a light snack like milk read listen to calm music Keep your room cool dark and quiet Use your bedroom only to sleep no TV or electronic devices in your bedroom And NO SCREEN TIME 1 hour before bed Why It s harder to go to sleep if you watch TV or use your computer near bedtime And remember No more than 2 hours of screen time during the day Why You need to do other things be active play outside to stay healthy Being active every day yeah run club helps you sleep but don t exercise too late finish at least 3 hours before bedtime Why Being active makes your mind more alert and you won t feel sleepy and raises body temperature and your body wants to be cooler to sleep Finish eating meals at least 2 3 hours before bedtime Stay away from products with caffeine for example colas after mid afternoon If worrying keeps you from sleeping tell your mom or dad Talking about it will help Options for some resources to use for your talk or to give out Hold a mini medical school on Sleep Pretend as a doctor you don t know enough about helping kids with sleep problems Ask the kids They re the experts and you re the student You want them to help you improve your understanding of why kids don t get enough sleep and what to do about it Ask them to teach you about Why do kids have trouble getting to bed on time so they get as much sleep as they should How can someone help a kid who doesn t feel sleepy get ready to sleep What have they as kids tried that works especially if it s something that wasn t mentioned before Have them pretend to be the doctor What would they tell kids to get them to sleep more to stay healthy Fun quiz Funny ways that animals sleep Select a few and have kids guess for simpler ones horses flamingoes ducks it may be fun to have kids copy what the animal does source American Academy of Sleep Medicine Leopards able to sleep on a tree branch without falling off Horses

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  • MD Scope archive | Alberta Medical Association
    Scope Classifieds Sidebars Refer a patient today to albertapatients ca Physicians and Family Support Program AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line Have you purchased your copy of the April 1 2015 mini fee schedule Buy it here September 3 Should her grandfather get the shot Changes coming from AHS Want the ideal medical home team Get your albertapatients supplies Get your event noticed on the AMA website Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Refer a patient today to albertapatients ca Physicians and Family Support Program AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line Have you purchased your copy of the April 1 2015 mini fee schedule Buy it here August 20 Check out these member perks from TELUS Need a refill on your albertapatients ca supplies Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA Congrats to TD Meloche Monnex AMA Scholarship recipients Learn how PFSP protects your confidentiality Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Refer a patient today to albertapatients ca AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today Have you purchased your copy of the April 1 2015 mini fee schedule Buy it here August 6 Thank you Dr LaBuick Join the Expert Committee on Drug Evaluation and Therapeutics Get a hand up with free patient care resources Stressed PFSP has new presentations to help Students residents Get your health promotion project funded Healthy Parents Healthy Children Are your patients eating enough veggies and fruit Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Your voice matters Be heard at albertapatients ca AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today Have you purchased your copy of the April 1 2015 mini fee schedule Buy it here July 23 Members Claim your big discount Proposed changes to the AMA Constitution and Bylaws Doctors golf tournament a swinging success CMPA says use this Doctors standing up for what s right Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Your voice matters Be heard at albertapatients ca AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today Have you purchased your copy of the April 1 2015 mini fee schedule Buy it here July 16 Patient with lower back pain Changes to screening coming Aug 1 MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Your voice matters Be heard at albertapatients ca AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today July 9 Where are the med students going ADIUM knows He fell Do we know why Have you tried the Fee Navigator yet Get your copy of the 2015 mini fee schedule Retroactive payments issued by WCB Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Your voice matters Be heard at albertapatients ca AMA Fall RF AGM Observers registration now open AMA News for Docs Sign up today June 18 July 1 WCB same day on time report payments increase 2015 mini fee schedule now on sale purchase your copy today Health advice as easy as 8 1 1 Congrats Dr Hnydyk awarded CCPE credential Family physician weighs in on new CKD pathway Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars Your voice matters Be heard at albertapatients ca AMA News for Docs Sign up today Register for upcoming AMA General Billing Seminars Don t Forget Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament July 6 June 4 The AMA just made billing a whole lot easier Meet your 2015 16 president elect It s Stroke Month Here are some resources Be a superhero Sponsor a child in the upcoming fun run Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars AMA News for Docs Sign up today Register for upcoming AMA General Billing Seminars Don t Forget Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament July 6 May 21 What s the best secondary use of AB health info The AMA and partners chime in Sign up for AMA News for Docs clipping service Exclusive course offering Get your improvement projects moving Celebrate end of year with AMA Youth Run Club events Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars AMA News for Docs Sign up today Register for upcoming AMA General Billing Seminars Don t Forget Applications due for 2015 ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grant June 1 Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament July 6 May 7 AMA president elect Call for nominations Congrats Dr Tyrrell wins Killam Prize for Health Sciences You have to meet our first Award for Compassionate Service winner What if you had an app that told you what you did not know Help your local health care hero Why is Myrtle confused Learn how to manage her meds Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars AMA s 2015 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available Register for upcoming AMA General Billing Seminars Don t Forget Applications due for 2015 ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grant June 1 Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament July 6 April 23 Last chance to nominate that extraordinary colleague Managing cardiovascular risk just got easier Don t miss the Tarrant Scholarship deadline Attention students We want to fund your electives Reduce vascular risk for your patients Top stories from our last issue MD Scope Classifieds Sidebars AMA s 2015 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available Don t Forget Register for a free lunch with the Physician Learning Program taking place April 24 Upcoming billing seminars April 29 Drayton Valley May 25 Lloydminster Upcoming deadline to submit nominations for AMA Achievement Awards April 30 Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament July 6 April 9 New Alberta advocacy tools for you Recognize an exceptional colleague with AMA s highest honors Earn CME

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  • DUE Quarterly archive | Alberta Medical Association
    on the 2011 readership survey results for DUE Quarterly the AMA and ACP have decided to terminate publication The April 2012 issue is therefore the last edition of DUE Quarterly The joint editorial committee which has overseen publication of DUE Quarterly sincerely thanks all of our readers for their support the dedicated physician and pharmacist authors who volunteered their time and expertise to give practical advice on improving patient care our publication s longstanding sponsors the AMA Health Issues Council and ACP Council with support from Alberta Blue Cross on behalf of Alberta Health and the AMA and ACP staff and especially our AMA editor whose support made this work possible The editorial committee hopes both professions will continue to look for ways to work together to promote a collaborative approach to medication management for older Albertans Although new issues of DUE Quarterly will not be produced A list of topics from all published issues will remain posted on the AMA website Older issues are available by request from Joanne J Askewe Administrative Assistant Professional Affairs Alberta Medical Association T 780 482 2626 ext 224 Toll free 1 800 272 9680 ext 224 Email Joanne J Askewe This archive contains recent back issues of Drug Use in the Elderly DUE Quarterly For older issues please contact Joanne J Askewe Administrative Assistant Professional Affairs Alberta Medical Association T 780 482 2626 ext 224 Toll free 1 800 272 9680 ext 224 Email Joanne J Askewe 2012 April final issue Treatment of Osteoarthritis in the Elderly References January Management of Osteoporosis An Integrated Approach 2011 October What gives Non approved or off label indications A panacea or quagmire July Evaluation and management of chronic constipation in the elderly References April Strategies for diagnosing and managing Type 2 diabetes in seniors January The

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  • Section News archive | Alberta Medical Association
    Consultant Alberta Medical Association T 780 482 0675 Toll free 1 800 272 9680 Email Vanda Killeen 2015 November October September July June May April March February 2014 December November October July September June May Special issue Allocation 2014 April February 2013 December November October August July June May April February 2012 September August July June May Primary Care Alliance April Primary Care Alliance and the Section of Neurosurgery March Primary Care Alliance and the Sections of Laboratory Physicians and Obstetrics Gynecology February Primary Care Alliance and the sections of Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory Physicians and Rural Medicine January Primary Care Alliance and the Section of Rural Medicine 2011 December Primary Care Alliance and the sections of Diagnostic Imaging and Rural Medicine November Primary Care Alliance and the sections of General Practice and Rural Medicine October Primary Care Alliance and the sections of General Practice Internal Medicine and Rural Medicine September General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of General Practice Internal Medicine Ophthalmology and Rural Medicine including list of Fall Section Meetings August General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of General Practice Internal Medicine Laboratory Physicians and Rural Medicine including list of Fall Section Meetings July General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of Internal Medicine Ophthalmology and Rural Medicine including list of Fall Section Meetings June General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of Internal Medicine Laboratory Physicians and Ophthalmology May General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology April General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of General Practice Internal Medicine Laboratory Physicians Ophthalmology and Rural Medicine March General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of General Psychiatry Laboratory Physicians and Rural Medicine February General Practice Representation Working Group and sections of Diagnostic Imaging and Rural Medicine January General Practice Representation Working Group

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  • Privacy commitment statement | Alberta Medical Association
    and will designate an individual or individuals who are accountable for the organization s compliance with established privacy principles If you have privacy questions or concerns Email the Privacy and Records Officer Identifying purposes for collection use and disclosure of personal information When we collect personal information with your membership application renewal or any other form you provide the AMA may use or disclose the information for the purposes listed below referred to in this document as the Purposes Administer increase opportunities for or facilitate access to member programs benefits services etc offered by the AMA Engage in policy development advocacy activities or establish funding arrangements Support efficient operation of the units including specialty sections some committees of the association Perform analysis to improve member service and satisfaction Communicate with you regarding the Purposes Use of the information for other purposes is strictly prohibited Consent for the collection use or disclosure of personal information Except for the Purposes or where required by law we will not collect use or disclose personal information about you without your consent Limiting collection of personal information We will collect only the personal information necessary to fulfill the Purposes identified by the AMA Information will be collected by fair and lawful means Limiting use disclosure and retention We will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected except with the informed consent of the individual or as required by law Within the AMA personal information is available only on a need to know basis We may disclose your personal information to our endorsed service providers agents or organizations that provide us with professional administrative or information processing support services We do not sell or otherwise share your personal information Where your personal information is disclosed we communicate our expectations for privacy standards and take reasonable steps to be confident the other party ies comply with the spirit of this commitment statement and with the privacy protection rules it contains e g signing confidentiality agreements Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes Records are stored archived or disposed of according to strict standards and schedules Accuracy of personal information The AMA is responsible for ensuring that personal information is as accurate complete and up to date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used Complete the Request to Correct Personal Information form Safeguards for personal information The AMA ensures personal information is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information Openness about managing personal information The AMA makes information available about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information For more information about the AMA s privacy policies and practices contact Assistant Executive Director Corporate Affairs Alberta Medical Association 12230 106 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5N 3Z1 T 780 482 2626 Individual access to personal information Upon request the AMA will inform you about the existence use and disclosure

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