June 22, 2017
Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one the scariest moments in your life—whether it’s you, a family member or a friend who hears those words. Intense cancer treatments can have detrimental side effects, such as hair loss, infections, nausea and vomiting, kidney problems, fertility issues and so much more, but they’re worth it to beat cancer.
But what happens when that cancer is misdiagnosed?
“Often it takes a fair amount of experience, as well as technology, to make the precise diagnosis,” said Dr. Leonard Zwelling of the MD Anderson Cancer CenteRead More
June 7, 2017
Part 2: Dangerous, addictive drug? The case against medical marijuana
Opponents of medical marijuana point to the various mental and physical dangers associated with use of the drug. According to Health Canada, studies also show that the average level of THC (the “mind altering” component of marijuana) has increased by 300 to 400 per cent over the last few decades , which can make medical marijuana quite potent.
Marijuana has several mental and physical effects on the user. Its impact on cognitive functioning includes short-term memory loss, an impaired ability to conceRead More
May 31, 2017
Part 1: Harmless therapeutic treatment? The case for medical marijuana
Canada is poised to enter uncharted territory this spring, when the Liberal government introduces legislation to legalize marijuana. With the exception of Uruguay, no other major Western nation has fully legalized the drug.
The Canadian government’s push to legalize cannabis has galvanized the country. Anti-marijuana and pro-marijuana lobby groups have been pleading their cases, while citizens, politicians and many in the medical community are divided over the issue.
Although legalization of mariRead More
May 24, 2017
Sick days cost Canada an estimated $16.6 billion each year (2013), with an average of 9.3 sick days taken per year per full-time employee1, where surprisingly, 54% of Canadians are faking how sick they really are.2 Unfortunately, employee absenteeism has important consequences that extend far beyond the financial impact, and may be taking a toll on the health of your employees. At company level, chronic or accumulated absenteeism can lead to decreased productivity and performance, as well as increased stress and overwork for coworkers or managers coping with the resulting backlog of work. TRead More
May 17, 2017
As I begin to write this blog post, I realize I’m the epitome of what “NOT” to do when it comes to posture and back pain: I sit hunched over my desk, which is where I’ve been for several hours, without a break or change in position.
Fortunately I’m still young-ish and have an opportunity to fix things. And I should try, because the statistics are startling: Back pain is a common problem among adults affecting up to 80% of people at least once in their lifetime. Moreover, the cost of medical expenditures alone for low back pain are estimated between $6 and $12 billion annualRead More
May 10, 2017
We enjoy sharing our members’ and clients’ success stories with you. However today, it’s time to hear from our experts, some of the most talented physicians across the globe, about their experience working with Best Doctors.
The Best Doctors database includes over 50,000 of the world’s top medical experts in 450+ medical specialties. Each has been designated as among the best by other doctors through an exclusive, Gallup-certified process. Best Doctors takes great pride in its highly regarded physician network and it turns out these physicians applaud our program as well.Read More