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Lori’s Room

Tragic events often seem to creep to out of nowhere and strike those who appear least vulnerable. That happened to a young woman named...

Canada first to approve non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma drug

A more effective treatment has recently been approved by Health Canada for low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)! Fludara, with a very favourable safety profile, will...

A new role for Femara in the treatment of advanced breast cancer

Despite a dramatic rise in the incidence of breast cancer in North America and Europe, the death rate from this disease has been falling...

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Donates Millions of Points

Financially needy breast cancer patients now have the opportunity to fly free to receive treatments or surgery and to attend breast cancer conferences. Canadian...

Complementary Therapies and Cancer: Study First of Its Kind

Green tea, Tai Chi and vitamin supplements. While the use of complementary therapies such as these has exploded in recent decades, our understanding of...

Find Tranquility at the Paracelsus Herb Garden

Test your knowledge of medicinal herbs. Match the following descriptions with the correct herb. A. St. John's WortB. DandelionC. BurdockD. Monkshood 1. The common name of...

The Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Program

According to a Manitoba Government news release, there are on average 66 new cases of cervical cancer reported each year in the province. Almost...

Breast Cancer

Joan (not her real name), a hospital pharmacist, approached her 35th birthday with dread. Few women in her family had managed to live much...

Hospital launches New Grants Initiative

A mother who is nursing her two-month-old baby mentions she is taking St. John's Wort for her post-partum blues. A 15-year-old Internet user asks...

Acupuncture Program Illustrates Successful Multidisciplinary Integration

Since the Spring of 1999 over 100 physicians, chiropractors, and physiotherapists have received training and graduated from the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health...

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