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Have You Considered Epilepsy Surgery?

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Epilepsy Ontario

The admission to the epilepsy unit lasts about a week, but can be longer in some circumstances. This hospital admission is often memorable and eye opening for patients as they meet other people with epilepsy and share stories with them and their families. They often realize that they are not alone.

Allowing Private MRI Clinics Does Not Shorten Wait Times in Public Healthcare Systems

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Along with failing to increase affordability and access, private MRIs pose a more insidious threat to publicly-funded health care. The more Canadians believe that they have to pay out of their own pocket for necessary care, the more we will see confidence in and commitment to medicare eroded. We need strategies to improve access to diagnostic technologies that strengthen medicare rather than undermining it.

It's Official -- I'm An Anosmiac

David Martin | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada
David Martin

It's official. I'm a certified anosmiac. It means that my olfactory ability has disappeared. In short, I can't smell. Unlike the loss of one's vision or the loss of a limb, it's often difficult to pinpoint exactly when a smell-related disability began.

This Is Your Brain On Jazz

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Music

WASHINGTON - Jazz musicians are famous for their musical conversations — one improvises a few bars and another plays an answer. Now research shows s...

Take Two Antibiotics and Call Your Back Doctor in the Morning

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Medical professionals may soon have one more weapon in their arsenal against chronic lower back pain. In 2008, a team out of the University of Southern Denmark treated a small group of lower back pain sufferers with antibiotics. Over 60% of the patients showed improvement in their condition.

To Scan or Not to Scan?

Isla Traquair | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

My mother's aneurysm was a shot across my bow. There's a chance I could develop a pocket of blood in my brain and I had just agreed to an MRI. Did I want to know if there was a ticking time bomb inside of me?

Why Forbes Thinks Canada's Economy Is Number One

David Gratzer | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Canada gets top marks for freedom -- odd in a country where you can easily get a marijuana joint in most big cities, but not a private MRI scan