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Gene therapy may cure rare diseases. But drugmakers have few …

WEBRobin Alderman, right, and her son, Camden Alderman, 21, pose for a portrait near their home in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Camden, 21, …

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Takeaways from AP's report on access to gene therapies for rare

WEBThe promise of gene therapy looms large for families dealing with rare, genetic disorders. Such treatments offer the possibility of one-time cures. But families …

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Head of New Brunswick health network defends big spending on …

WEBGeorges L Dumont public hospital in Moncton, N.B. is shown on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020. The head of New Brunswick's francophone health network, Dr. France …

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Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be …

WEBHealth Minister Mark Holland speaks in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, June 3, 2024. Holland says he hopes to see …

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The health-care system needs more doctors

WEBFor you, let me quickly outline the main reasons why our health-care system may be in crisis: 1. Not enough doctors, nurses, nuclear magnetic ­resonance …

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Supplements and a precancer scan wrack up large bills

WEBDear Dr. Roach: I’m 65 and in good health. I’m only on a low-dose cholesterol medication and a blood pressure medication. I also have laryngopharyngeal …

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The Doctor Game: Vitamin C, lysine can help curb heart attacks

WEBVitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in …

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Health firm settles with B.C. medical commission on extra-billing …

WEBBritish Columbia's Medical Services Commission says it has reached an agreement with a Vancouver company over allegations that it was extra-billing for health …

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Mental-health team helps those in crisis on West Shore

WEBConst. Benje Bartley brings a unique background to his new role as a member of the West Shore RCMP Mental Health Unit. Before he was a police officer, he …

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UVic prof caught up in 2012 health firings a ’force of nature

WEBUVic prof caught up in 2012 health firings remembered as 'force of nature'. Health Minister Adrian Dix called UVic professor Rebecca Warburton a ‘remarkable, …

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Your Good Health: A fall can still do damage after hip replacement

WEBA.W. A hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty, replaces the head and neck of the femur with a prosthesis, which will go into a cup in the hip. Modern materials, …

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Change Healthcare to start notifying customers who had data …

WEBChange Healthcare is starting to notify hospitals, insurers and other customers that they may have had patient information exposed in a massive cyberattack. The …

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Around-the-clock care, zero waitlist and same-day appointments …

WEBPerpetual Health Centre, a healthcare facility in Victoria, is expanding its family practice services by adding mental health and addiction services

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Meet Island Health's new chief medical health officer

WEBOct 2, 2022 5:00 AM. Dr. Reka Gustafson is Island Health s new chief medical health officer. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST. Listen to this article. 00:04:32. Dr. Réka …

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One in five adult Canadians don't have a family doctor, study finds

WEB00:07:23. More than one in five Canadian adults report having no family doctor, a new study has found. The analysis is based on survey responses from more …

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B.C. nurses told not to confiscate drugs, weapons from patients

WEB00:05:44. Nurses in the Northern Health region have been told during the past year not to confiscate patients’ drugs or weapons, according to a leaked memo obtained …

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Should BC end vaccine mandates to get nurses back to work

WEBFed up with rolling emergency room closures, some rural B.C. mayors are calling on the province to end the vaccine mandate for health workers as a way to get …

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Halsey reveals illness, announces new album and shares new song …

WEBFILE - Halsey appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — …

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Cyberattacks on FNHA, B.C., London Drugs unrelated

WEBThe First Nations Health Authority is the latest high-profile victim of a cybersecurity ransomware attack in the province. A closed London Drugs store in …

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The Doctor Game: Groundbreaking discovery by optometrist …

WEBWhat a sad day for me, and for the world. Dr. Sydney Bush has died. During my 43 years of writing this column, I have never devoted a memoriam to a colleague. …

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Mask mandate dropped as spring boosters ramp up

WEBAs respiratory season winds down, a mask mandate in hospitals is being dropped and a COVID spring booster program is ramping up to strengthen waning …

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