Health tips

October 1, 2016

Getting a proper diagnosis is an important aspect of effective health care. When something is not right, whether we are experiencing pain or just not feeling like ourselves, we turn to our doctors, trusting that they will effectively diagnose the issue and provide the right treatment. However, a recent report from the Institute of Medicine found that most people will likely be misdiagnosed in their lifetime. Diagnosis errors exist in all areas of health care and they can harm patients.

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October 1, 2016

For years, there has been chatter about Canada’s aging population and the impact that the baby boomer generation will have on health care, the job market and the economy. The country has officially reached a population milestone.

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October 1, 2016

Close to 50,000 Canadians experience a stroke each year, and two-thirds do not make it to the hospital in time to receive the treatment they need to minimize its effects. These stats alone should be enough motivation for Canadians to better understand the signs of a stroke and take them seriously.

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October 1, 2016

One of the first things new parents do when they get home from the hospital with their newborn is book an appointment with their family doctor or pediatrician. Getting your child checked regularly in their first few months is essential to their overall health and well-being.

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October 1, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating disorder that remains a mystery to the medical community. Even with millions in funding and research, a cure has yet to be found. In fact, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise.

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October 1, 2016

Dry mouth is unpleasant. Although many people commonly associate dry mouth with how they feel when they wake up in the morning, for some, it is a lasting condition that can be very uncomfortable. It’s a condition that makes the mouth feel parched and can lead to difficulty eating and swallowing.

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