patient advocacy

machado: canada's decision-makers have an all talk, no action, way about them and it stinks

when are we going say no to more conversation and mean it, only accept action and dare our policymakers to be brave and to take a stand that finally makes things happen?
lisa machado, nov 24 2023

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



how to have a better emergency room visit

based on experience working in an emergency room in small-town ontario, here’s how to make the most of a trip to the emergency room.
lauren mcgill
nov 10 2023

machado: you can't talk healthcare spending without knowing the needs of those who depend on it

there has been lots of talk about the amount of dollars it's going to take to get canada's healthcare system up off of its knees. but to really figure it out, we need to add patient needs into the equation.
lisa machado
nov 4 2023

opinion: geroscience could transform aging but we must address its social and ethical implications

we need to find ways to ensure that people remain healthy for as long as possible as they get older.
john muscedere and jane rylett
oct 24 2023

opinion: nationwide digital prescription service could unlock millions in funds for healthcare in canada

extensive scoping reviews by canada health infoway show that at full scale, the national implementation of e-prescribing alone represents an estimated $500 million (cad) in savings annually that could then be reinvested in the healthcare system.
jamie bruce, executive vice president of prescribeit at canada health infoway
oct 11 2023

opinion: precision medicine offers cancer patients a better chance at survival – why are we making them wait?

it's time that our governments addressed the fragmented health-care systems and complex regulatory and pricing models that are blocking access to the innovative therapies people living with cancer need to survive.
louise binder, health policy consultant, save your skin foundation & martine elias, executive director of myeloma canada
sep 12 2023

machado: would you stop taking life-saving medication if the side effects made it hard to be alive?

we tend to think stopping treatment that is extending survival is a choice between living or dying, but perhaps it's simply deciding how you want spend your life on your way to death.
lisa machado
aug 8 2023