Would readers help me answer a perplexing question? Your answers could be helpful to millions of people. I’m sure that very few in Canada and the U.S. have not witnessed a friend or loved one develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Doctor ...Read More »
Emergency care wait: How long is too long?
Canada’s emergency departments are very busy. Every year, Canadians make about 16 million visits to emergency rooms and more than one million Canadians are admitted to hospital through emergency departments.emergency wait time Given how complex it is to assess, treat ...Read More »
Here’s how to optimize your sleep
While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to your health and success, and often overlooked. By simply making small changes to your daily routine you can ...Read More »
Strokes: Not just for the elderly
How could it happen to Kris Letang, the Pittsburgh Penguin hockey player? He was young, in excellent physical condition, yet a victim of stroke. Today, stroke is not just a senior problem. So, why don’t learned professors know why this ...Read More »
Private dental care fails millions in Ontario
April is oral health month in Canada. Ads remind us to book an appointment with our dentist for a regular dental exam and to get our teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist. But in Canada’s private dental-care system, you have ...Read More »
Canada answering global need for health research
World Health Day—April 6—should remind us that the health of Canadians is interlinked with the health of people everywhere.health research Canadians know this best. In addition to being the “globalization nation” of immigrants and travellers, we’ve had a stake in ...Read More »
Medical cannabis clinic opens on Adelaide
CannaConnect has opened Downtown Toronto’s first medical cannabis education centre and clinic at 120 Adelaide St. W. According to CannaaConnect’s opening announcement, the new location will serve “a lot of professionals in Toronto who suffer from ailments such as anxiety, depression ...Read More »
Mentoring troubled youth fosters respect for others
The youth of any society constitute the promise of the future—and many of our youth are in trouble. They’re growing up in a divided society. Ethnic, gender and political tensions are at seemingly combustible levels—not just south of the border ...Read More »
Informed consent: Are you really informed?
If I were a patient, what would I want to know about the risk of treatment? Since I’ve been one a few times, let me tell you what I worried about before past medical procedures. And will there ever be ...Read More »
Are your eyes mismatched?
Leo Durocher, the fiery win-at-all-costs baseball player, and later manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, once remarked, “I never question the integrity of umpires. Their eyesight? Yes!” Durocher would have questioned their eyesight more if he had known they were suffering ...Read More »