Jeanne's Story: Hard-To-Diagnose Tumours Finally Found

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There's an old saying: "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras." And in many cases, it's true: think straight and look for the obvious diagnosis. But for Jeanne Yee -- suffering from rare, hard-to-diagnose tumours for more than a decade -- someone had to look for the zebra.

What Canada Can Learn from the U.S. on Reporting Medical Errors

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Finlay

A recent report from one of the most respected medical authorities in the world, is yet another jolting reminder that reducing harm to patients and families remains one of the foremost challenges facing our healthcare systems.

How Lawyers Should Approach Issues of Mental Capacity

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

An advisable way to approach extracting issues of capacity with an elderly individual is through delicate conversation. It is important to avoid offending clients who may be uncomfortable, but it can be crucial to proper estate planning. Sometimes, apparent symptoms of incapacity can in fact result from cultural differences between client and lawyer.

Are CT Scans Worth the VOMIT?

Marilyn Linton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

A friend of mine who had a chest x-ray was further directed by her doctor to have a CT scan because the x-ray showed something. The whole process made her understandably anxious. That doctor, British-trained, told her that she was probably just another victim. "In Britain, we refer to it as VOMIT," he said. "Victims of Medical Imaging Technologies."

Scaring Yourself Sick: Most Common Misdiagnosed Illnesses Online

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Living

At the first sign of something amiss in their bodies, almost everyone does the same thing -- they rush to the computer and type in the terrifying symp...