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Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors
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Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors

Because anglo seniors are unevenly dispersed across the province, it is difficult for them to make their voices heard and be taken into account when governments design policies to meet the needs of the aging population.

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Health reform fails to protect English, advocate warns

Some 150 activists, past and present, and those who support their work, dined at the St. James Club on Union St. to pay tribute to the leadership, selfless dedication, and achievements of James Hughes, Eric Maldoff, and Marjorie Sharp.

First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911
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First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911

One Friday evening in October, the week before Halloween, I was helping my daughter pack for her return to California. It was the usual mother-daughter argument over who’s in control and who’s right.

Some people consider euthanasia because they don’t want to become a burden. (Photo courtesy of stock.xchng)
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Euthanasia: End-of-life care hinges on recognizing and treating pain

If Bill 52, An Act Respecting End of Life Care, becomes law, euthanasia/medical aid to dying will be legal in Quebec. For social services minister Véronique Hivon, who introduced the bill, the act is humane, ensuring the terminally ill, as informed consenting adults, can make end-of life choices. She has no […]

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Health-care focus should switch to prevention: André Picard

André Picard’s romance with journalism began as an extracurricular affair. While studying administration in the mid-1980s at the University of Ottawa, he developed a passion for writing as a music reviewer for the student newspaper, The Fulcrum. Instead of becoming an accountant or business executive, Picard earned a second degree […]

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Ovarian cancer isn’t a silent killer. When it whispers, listen

Ovarian cancer has bothered medical professionals for a long time, says Dr. Lucie Gilbert, director of gynecological oncology at the MUHC, because unlike in breast, colon and other cancers, very little progress has been achieved in the last three decades. “Ovarian cancer rates are flat,” Gilbert says. “It is recognized […]

Barbara Moser and her mother, Eva, at the Times of Your Life Festival in ’89.
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First Person: No family or residence is perfect, but we must try harder

Losing my mother, Eva, in early July was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought I had done what I could to make sure she was taken care of by finding a small residence with people who seemed to love her. I placed her there seven years ago […]