Canada Tag

This week marks the beginning of our support of the Euro Melanoma campaign: The World Has A Skin Cancer Problem. While meeting with the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy last year in Australia in conjunction with the World Congress on Melanoma, we learned that the...

Written by Connie, wife and caregiver to her husband and melanoma patient, Ted. A year ago my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma with metastases to the lungs.  Our world suddenly and drastically changed where fear and worry took over our days.  In a whirlwind...

A patient advocate is someone who looks out for the best interests of a patient. A patient advocate speaks out in favour of a cause or idea such as ensuring there are more and better treatments and services available. Governments always have dozens of projects and...

A recent article from CanadianHealthPolicy.com has summarized Canada's current Public Drug Plans. The federal government and each of the provincial and territorial governments operate separate publicly funded prescription drug benefit plans within their jurisdiction. Previous research shows that the quality of drug benefits varies significantly between public...

This webinar will dive into the process used to evaluate drugs, which concludes with recommendations about whether they should be covered by provincial formularies.   In particular, this webinar will look at how patients can engage in the process. Following the presentation, there will be a live Q&A. The...

Exposure to UV radiation over long periods can lead to serious damage to the eyes. Try to protect the eyes all year using sunglasses. Health Effects of UV Radiation to the Eyes Too much UV radiation to the eyes can cause short term complaints such as: mild irritation excessive blinking swelling difficulty...

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