Hepatitis C: Why You Should Get Tested

Written for Mediaplanet’s campaign covering infectious diseases and liver illness. Published online and in print inside the National Post on September 17, 2015.  Hepatitis C is a viral infection that attacks the liver, yet most patients do not realize they have contracted the disease until it has already done significant — and sometimes irreversible – damage. “It’s an […]

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A Real Pain: Shingles And How You Can Avoid It

Written for Mediaplanet‘s Dermatology campaign. Published online and in print inside the National Post on September 12, 2015.  The pain was so intense that everything felt uncomfortable. She couldn’t sit, stand or settle herself and sleeping was nearly impossible. “It was so constant and so severe. I felt like I couldn’t take a breath,” says the Ontario woman. […]

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Mediaplanet: Multiple Myeloma: Living With An Incurable Cancer

Written for Mediaplanet‘s Blood Health and Transplants campaign. Published online and in print inside the National Post, September 28th.  Patients who are diagnosed with myeloma are diagnosed for life. “There is no cure for multiple myeloma but we remain optimistic for the future,” says Francine Gendron, the Chief Executive Officer of Myeloma Canada. “While patients go into remission, […]

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