Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Health Care Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Access Based on Need and Ability to Pay

We all know that health care doesn’t grow on trees. Falsely advertising Medicare as providing access to health care for all based on “need and not ability to pay” doesn’t change the underlying fact that medical goods and services cost money. Ironically, this single slogan has successfully swayed patients and doctors into buying socialized medicine.... [Read more]


Toronto Zoo Provides Patient-Centered Care

A western lowland gorilla has his primary health care team at the Toronto Zoo to thank for finding him the best patient-centered care for his injured foot. Dr. Michael Bushuk, an orthopaedic surgeon from The Scarborough Hospital, performed Sadiki’s surgery on March 25, 2015. “This is a great example of the community coming together to ensure the animals... [Read more]


Canadian Hospitals and the Political Circus of Public Health Care

Overflowing emergency rooms, bed shortages, and hallway nursing are the norm in Canadian hospitals. Patients unable to avoid getting sick or injured are now being advised to wait at home. Another way for hospitals to make their statistics look more favorable is to change the reporting of them. The minutes of a public meeting held by the Saskatoon¬†Regional Health... [Read more]


When Improving Your Health Changes Your Life: A Canadian Champ Shares Her Story

Melina Perron in 2008 and 2014 as Canadian Women’s Lightweight Bodybuilding Champion. Looking at her chiseled body it’s hard to believe that Melina Perron was once obese. Seven years ago she was a freelance photographer running a home-based business while raising two kids. She enjoyed cooking big meals for her family and spent most of her evenings working... [Read more]


Physician-Assisted Suicide Unmasked

I don’t know why pain and suffering are part of our human condition. I do know that as individuals each of us is “a unique, unrepeatable being” which means that pain and suffering will manifest itself differently in each of our lives. I’m told my grandmother had a saying “If we all put our problems on the kitchen table, we’d take... [Read more]




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