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Top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis

Hepatitis is a serious condition that may not have any signs or symptoms. Here are our top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis.

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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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Nothing to sniff at: Screening platform identifies drugs that could fight the common cold

A team led by Dr. Robin Parks has developed a new way to identify drugs that may be good candidates for treating the common cold.

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Recognizing early signs of lung cancer: Jill’s story

Jill Hamer-Wilson has turned her lung cancer diagnosis into a mission. She advocates for patient partnership in research, and strives to help medical professionals and patients understand the early warning signs of lung cancer. She hopes that her efforts will lead to early detection and more effective treatment.

Dr. Jean Seely
Caught in time: A patient’s story about early screening for breast cancer

Did you know that 20 percent of all breast cancers were noninvasive? Did you know that screening can help detect these cancers before they become invasive? One patient in particular knows all too well the importance of early screening.

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Screening pilot could change the odds for patients, provide a “new weapon” against lung cancer

Debi Lascelle (left) and Stephen Aronson are patient advisors on a lung screening pilot program. Both Lascelle and Aronson were diagnosed with lung cancer and treated successfully after taking part in an early screening study. When people found out that Debi Lascelle had been diagnosed with lung cancer, they almost always reacted the same way. […]

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