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Is Autism On The Rise?

There's no doubt that more children are being diagnosed with Autism or as it is now designated, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Why? Read more...

Politicians and our health care system: the mix just doesn’t work

As we enter the final days of this provincial campaign, reforms to our health care system once again play a key role in each party’s platform. After election day, will anything really change? Read more...

If You're "Feminine" You May Not Get The Treatment You Need For Your Heart Attack in Time!

If you’re “feminine” and between the ages of 18 – 55 (whatever your actual gender is), you may be less likely to get the care you need for your heart attack fast enough to save you! Read more...

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream?

It's hard to believe but just that single hour of less sleep is enough to tip people over the edge. Read more...

Daylight savings time: oh my!

A chronically sleep deprived population is about to be robbed of a precious hour of sleep this weekend as we `sping ahead`. Read more...

Why Can`t We Get The Drugs We Need When We Need Them?

Drug shortages are in the news again. This is not a new problem and it`s not going to be resolved any time soon. It`s not an issue limited to Canada and it`s not specific just to people, as veterinarians are affected also. And it`s not an issue of generic vs branded drugs. A number of factors have created this recurring ``perfect storm``. Read more...

What We Can Learn From Our Olympic Athletes

Watching the Olympics is awe inspiring and there’s so much that we can learn from these amazing athletes. They establish a shining example of what hard work and determination (with the right support) can achieve. Read more...

Confused about the flu?

You may have heard about the recent death from the AH5N1 (Avian or Bird Flu) in Alberta. The person had fallen ill while returning from a trip to China and died within days of being admitted to the hospital. Read more...

New Year's Resolutions: Some Tips to Help You Succeed

As we start the New Year, many of us will have made some resolutions. Maybe you've decided to stop smoking or start exercising or eat better. Whatever you’ve resolved, here are some suggestions to make you more likely to succeed. Read more...

New US Treatment Guidelines for High Blood Pressure: a tempest in a teapot?

You'll hear a lot of high powered talk over the next few days on how to best treat high blood pressure because of some new guidelines that were just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more...

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