amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)

around the network

opinion: canadian healthcare choke points put patient lives at risk

canada’s healthcare system is strained. it was always strained. it was designed that way.
dr. david j stewart
nov 16 2023

crowdfunding cancer charity hopes to help innovative new therapies escape ‘valley of death’

as the arrival of liver cancer awareness month calls much-needed attention to another worthy cause, a former researcher is trying to change the way we wage war on the disease.
dave yasvinski
oct 2 2023

record-breaking wildfires raise questions about health impact on canadians

as the wildfire season breaks records year after year, experts warn even canadians in traditionally unaffected areas need to learn how to protect themselves from smoke inhalation.
dave yasvinski
aug 10 2023

nahid acupuncture clinic offers traditional chinese and laser treatments in saskatoon

nahid mobini, who was a medical doctor in iran and an acupuncturist in china before moving to saskatoon, has opened an acupuncture clinic on 8th street
don rice
jul 25 2023

local health providers marking world hepatitis day with free testing

the windsor essex community health centre and partner o...
taylor campbell
jul 25 2023

cornwall woman's family pleads for 'miracle' drug to treat her cystic fibrosis

twenty-five-year-old chanelle lafleche has to stop and ...
elizabeth payne
jul 24 2023

operation eyesight expands life-changing efforts at home and in africa

calgary businessman art jenkyns met dr. ben gullison, a...
david parker
jul 24 2023



family of börje salming expressed frustration with swedish health-care system before hockey legend's passing

sweden-based salming had travelled to canada for treatment, but his medication was not approved for use in his home country.
karen hawthorne and emma jones
nov 25 2022

als has stolen roberta flack's ability to sing

the multi-award winning singer of "killing me softly with his song" was diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease in august.
maija kappler
nov 16 2022

als claims b.c. trailblazer, but his crusade for a cure lives on

greg gowe worked hard to get research going in b.c., now it's up to others to continue that fight
lori culbert
nov 6 2022

'i am tired of screaming for help': a local family's struggle to care for a loved one with als at home

adam rodney's care is considered complex, meaning he can’t go to a long-term care home for a period of respite, only to a facility capable of providing the level of care he needs. but his family have been unable to find any facility that can take him
elizabeth payne
sep 26 2022

diagnosed at age 44 with als, this mom and advocate left this world swinging

the magic and determination of taya jones had us all believing that she would be the one to beat the impossible odds of als.
lisa machado
sep 6 2022

'als will be a treatable chronic disease': new treatment slows disease progression and increases life expectancy

mcgill university's dr. angela genge is optimistic about what the future holds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care: "every step gives our patients more time, better function for longer, better care every year."
maja begovic
jul 8 2022