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Prevent skin cancer: How to check your skin for signs of melanoma

Checking your skin for signs of skin cancer can help you detect and treat it early. Learn how to check for melanoma properly with tips from Dr. Jennifer Beecker, dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Does expired sunscreen still work? Straightforward answers to your burning sunscreen questions

Sunscreen helps protect your skin against skin cancer (including melanoma) and skin damage, but do you really know how to use it correctly? From whether you can use expired sunscreen, to whether people with darker skin need to use it at all, Dr. Jennifer Beecker, a dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital, has some surprising answers to a full spectrum of sunscreen questions.

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Awake Brain Surgery: Your questions answered

Awake brain surgery may sound like science fiction, but neurosurgeons at The Ottawa Hospital use it to transform the lives of patients with life-threatening brain tumours or lesions. Dr. Safraz Mohammed, staff neurosurgeon at The Ottawa Hospital answers your questions about awake brain surgery.

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Inuit cancer patients receive care in Nunavut thanks to ongoing hospital partnership

Although Inuit patients from Nunavut typically come to The Ottawa Hospital for cancer care, they can now receive more care close to home. It’s part of an ongoing partnership between The Ottawa Hospital and Qikiqtani General Hospital.

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Rock star researcher uses big data to answer big questions

David Cook is receiving the Worton Researcher in Training Award in recognition of his outstanding cancer research achievements and pioneering new techniques.

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Stroke, brain tumour, awake brain surgery: nothing stops Ron Wulf

A quiet night in for linguist Ron Wulf was the beginning of a long health journey that included a stroke, a brain tumour and awake brain surgery. He credits the staff at The Ottawa Hospital and his love for language for helping him recover and is sharing his experience with the medical community.

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