Searching for better glioblastoma treatment options and outcomes

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults, with approximately 1,200 Canadians diagnosed with it each year,...

Alternative treatments for depression: Time-tested or too soon to know?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that, each year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue. These conditions...

IVIG: Panacea or pricey placebo?

By Dr. Janice Mann When most of us think of donating blood or receiving a transfusion, we tend to think of the transfer of red...

New drugs for chronic pain: The search continues for something better than opioids

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour When seeking treatment for chronic pain, many Canadians will be prescribed an opioid medication. However, the current opioid crisis in Canada...

Optimal strategies for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

By Sarah Garland The diagnostic approach for pulmonary embolism (PE), a condition referred to as “The Great Masquerader,” is controversial. PE has earned its moniker...

Special focus: Innovations in wound care

The pressure’s on: Seeking better options for bed sore prevention By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Most of us don’t have to worry about pressure ulcers, or “bed...

An innovation in cancer treatment: Do we need proton beam therapy here?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour There has been a lot of interest lately about a newer type of radiation therapy for treating cancer. Called proton beam...

Weeding through the evidence on medical cannabis

By Dr. Janice Mann We call this column Evidence Matters. The reason is pretty simple. Evidence really does matter when making an important health decision....

Getting a sense of biosimilars

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Treatments called biosimilars have been gradually entering the Canadian pharmaceutical market, adding treatment options for patients with chronic, difficult-to-treat diseases. But...

Worth a shot? A new way to treat opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann When it comes to treating opioid addiction, preventing the severe symptoms of withdrawal – including drug cravings, anxiety, restlessness, diarrhea, sweating,...

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