'The most successful procedure in all of medicine': Cataract surgery can give the gift of sight
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by Lisa Machado
3h ago
“It’s extremely safe, extremely predictable. I think it’s the most successful procedure in all of medicine," says Dr. Richard Weinstein about cataract removal, one of his most-requested surgeries. "And the outcomes are often fantastic,” Read More ..read more
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Canadians continue to pay the price for governments that refuse to prioritize cancer care
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by Lisa Machado
11h ago
Gabriela Grosu’s frustrating, often harrowing, tangle with Canada’s health-care system began in 2016 when she was rushed to the hospital with an apparent heart attack. Although doctors ruled out any cardiac issues, the Montreal native, 46 at the time, complained of pain in her back on the left side. Suspecting a blood clot, the doctor ordered a CT scan, which showed a nodule on her right pulmonary lobe. She was quizzed about her lifestyle, including smoking history. She had never been a smoker and was otherwise fit and healthy, so she was told not to worry and sent home with a recommendation t ..read more
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Potentially toxic makeup and body products widely used by children, study says
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by Dave Yasvinski
11h ago
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Kotak: The do's and don'ts of travelling while on disability
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by Lisa Machado
11h ago
The urge to travel may have you and your family thinking of a winter or spring break trip, but travelling while you are on short- or long-term disability can be complicated. Read More ..read more
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No, legalization of cannabis doesn't lead to abuse of other drugs
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by Dave Yasvinski
11h ago
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Machado: Life isn't always a straight line. How are you taking the corners?
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by Lisa Machado
11h ago
When I was about 12 years old, I began joining my dad on his nightly jogs. We’d run around the block — which was about two or three kilometres — and have breathy conversations about school, the daily news, and his latest work project. Read More ..read more
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MAID offers a lifeline to people desperate for organs
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by Lisa Machado
11h ago
In the late spring of 2017, Yvonne Faulkner was at work and couldn’t remember how to set up her usual morning conference call. She knew something was wrong and headed to the Kelowna General Hospital in B.C., where initial testing suggested early onset dementia. An appointment was made for two days later with a neurologist, but in the meantime, the headache she was experiencing got worse and she lost the sight in one of her eyes. Read More ..read more
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Age of breast cancer screening should be reduced to address health disparities: Petition
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by Emma Jones
6d ago
A new petition is recommending the Government of Canada change the age of routine breast cancer screenings from 50 to 40, in recognition of studies that have shown Black women are disproportionally affected by early-onset forms of the cancer. Read More ..read more
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Jolted by a panic attack, Ottawa author learned how to calm down
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by Maija Kappler
6d ago
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#AskAlyson: My child has decided she wants a career in the military
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by Lisa Machado
6d ago
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