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HIV/AIDS and you

By Sandra Fletcher My friend Eli recently celebrated his 50th birthday and all of his friends gathered to commemorate this important event. Eli is HIV positive and when he was diagnosed, back in 1983, we never thought that he would see 30…

Profiles: Ancient Medicine for Modern Times

by Dale Sproule In 1987, Dr. Jacqueline Shan came to Canada and joined the research program at the University of Alberta to pursue her doctorate in physiology. She had nearly completed her studies for a doctorate degree in pharmacology from…

Medical: Tips for Visiting a Doctor

Make the most of your appointment Arrive on time. If you arrive late, it could reduce the amount of time you get to spend with your doctor, making both of you feel rushed and cutting down on the time you have to discuss your concerns. Bring…

Cancer Screening Easy And Essential

“Cancer” is a scary word. When I was a child, my parents never said it out loud. They whispered it behind a hand, or said “the C-word”, as if this superstition would somehow protect us. Superstition is understandable, but it doesn’t save…