chronic Archive

  • Earlier this year I retired after a dozen years as president of Innovative Medicines Canada. Shortly after I took an assignment with the Canadian Diabetes Association and the opportunity to work on what is one of Canada's largest and most perplexing ch...

    Canada Still Has A Chance To Reverse Its Diabetes Epidemic

    Earlier this year I retired after a dozen years as president of Innovative Medicines Canada. Shortly after I took an assignment with the Canadian Diabetes Association and the opportunity to work on what is one of Canada's largest and most perplexing ch...

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  • When Grace Parraga, PhD, professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, talks about Javier Avina, you can hear the frustration in her voice. Avina is a ten-year-old Wallaceburg boy who died during an asthma attack at school in early April 2016. Parraga believes that the innovative imaging technique developed by her […]

    A New Picture of Chronic Lung Disease

    When Grace Parraga, PhD, professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, talks about Javier Avina, you can hear the frustration in her voice. Avina is a ten-year-old Wallaceburg boy who died during an asthma attack at school in early April 2016. Parraga believes that the innovative imaging technique developed by her […]

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  • Before my diagnosis, I spent my time much like many other young Canadians; participating in sports, hanging out with friends and enjoying time at the cottage. But at 18, I started to notice red patches on my scalp, elbows and knees, which were appearin...

    How I Learned To Live With A Psoriasis Diagnosis

    Before my diagnosis, I spent my time much like many other young Canadians; participating in sports, hanging out with friends and enjoying time at the cottage. But at 18, I started to notice red patches on my scalp, elbows and knees, which were appearin...

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  • As many as 400,000 Canadians suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. But according to a federal review, their condition is all in their minds. Canada's largest scientific funding agency recently decided that CFS/ ME is not d...

    Stigmatized Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers seek recognition

    As many as 400,000 Canadians suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. But according to a federal review, their condition is all in their minds. Canada's largest scientific funding agency recently decided that CFS/ ME is not d...

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  • Over the past year I've lost track of how many times the opioid epidemic has, in one incarnation or another (Prince, naloxone, fentanyl, newborns in agonizing withdrawal and so on) found its way onto the front page news. What distinguishes this epidemi...

    We Need To Face Some Unpleasant Truths About Opioids

    Over the past year I've lost track of how many times the opioid epidemic has, in one incarnation or another (Prince, naloxone, fentanyl, newborns in agonizing withdrawal and so on) found its way onto the front page news. What distinguishes this epidemi...

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  • This week, Canadian physicians are gathering for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Often called Canada's

    Extreme Heat Consequences Of Climate Change Hurt Public Health

    This week, Canadian physicians are gathering for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Often called Canada's "Parliament of Medicine," one of the meeting's strategic sessions is zeroing in on the health consequences of climate c...

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