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Cancer screening for BRCA gene mutations

Recently, I saw an advertisement for The Screen Project, a Canada-wide study providing an opportunity for all interested Canadians over...

We Must Preserve Our Last Antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. At the same time, antibiotic drug development has slowed to a crawl. We’re definitely...

Cartiva implant reduces toe pain, improves motion

Surgery to put Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implants in the large joints of my big toes has reduced pain and restored motion and...

The best gifts: Join the stem cell registry or donate blood

Tired of the excess commercialism around the holidays? This year, give a selfless gift instead: join the bone marrow stem...

High heels hurt more than your wallet

At my son's recent graduation, I couldn't help wincing as I watched almost all of the women graduates teetering on...
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The Gene: An Intimate History Book Review

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee is a fascinating read about the journey scientists have traveled to unlock the...
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The ethics of human embryo gene editing

Right now, scientists can edit the genes of human embryos. Using an exciting technology called CRISPR (clustered randomly interspersed short palindromic...
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ASJA 2016 Health & Medical Writing: No Science Degree Required

At the ASJA 2016 conference in New York for the American Society of Journalists and Authors, I organized and spoke...
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The Obesity Code: Can fasting reset your metabolism?

I went to the gym this morning for what my husband calls “double potions” — spin class followed by a...
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The Death of Cancer: Book Review

Cancer affects everyone. Maybe you have had a personal experience, or perhaps you know a family member, friend or colleague...
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Wasted: New hope for addiction treatment

Do you know someone with an addiction problem? Last October, I attended a lecture at the University of Toronto given...

Productivity resources for independent communicators

Well, here we are! Before us lies a bright and shiny new year. It's the perfect time to reflect on...