Halifax author with multiple sclerosis at a crossroads without access to affordable medical care

Jennifer Powley hasn’t cost taxpayers a dime. In fact, she’s a big contributor to her community. Powley has put her education — four university degrees — to good use, co-ordinating care for other disabled Nova Scotians, heading a group that sponsors LGBTQ refugees and volunteering to advise health-care students. Her recent memoir also won a literary award. But, stricken by […]

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Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Getting tested is important because when left untreated hepatitis C can become chronic in adults who contract it.(Getty Images) If you’re one of the 74 million baby boomers in the United States – people born between 1946 and 1964 – you probably think about a host of health issues. The ABCs (D's and E's) of Hepatitis Chances are you pay […]

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How Can I Find the Best Psychiatrist?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness.(Getty Images) The brain is an intricate organ, and with that complexity comes the possibility for things to go wrong. Although neurologists take care of certain aspects of the brain and diseases that begin there, there’s more to having a healthy brain […]

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That’s a lot of scratch: The $48,329 allergy test

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too? Winston, 56, […]

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Could Trump’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices work?

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Interested in Donald Trump? President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television […]

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