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Suffering from hearing loss? You are not alone!

Today, about 460 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. Normally, this problem is found in older adults. However, nowadays, more and more young people are affected. According to the statistics,1 out of 5 people in North America regardless of age, and every third person aged 65-75 suffer from hearing loss to various degrees. The severity of hearing loss based on …

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Do you know about Wellspring?

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer…The treatment was lengthy and exhausting: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy… When it was finally over, I felt like I just came back from nuclear war. Completely drained, worn-out… unsure about how to live further. My doctors mentioned I could reach out to an organization named Wellspring at the Sunnybrook Hospital …

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Brain glioblastoma: New treatment options

Glioblastoma or a malignant tumor of the brain is extremely aggressive and belongs to cancer stage IV. Most often, brain glioblastoma affects men aged 40 years and older. Traditional treatment consists of surgical removal of the tumor, then a combination of radiation and chemotherapy, then drug treatment to suppress and completely remove the remaining cancer cells. However, the prognosis of …

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Hearing loss: signs, causes and effects

Adult hearing loss, as a rule, develops slowly over many years and, as such, hearing loss is not immediately noticeable. However, there are clear signs that your hearing is deteriorating. Has it become difficult for you to understand telephone conversations? Has it become harder to hold a conversation in noisy places like restaurants? Does it seem to you that people …

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Breast Cancer with Bone Metastasis: New Treatment Options

Nowadays the diagnosis of breast cancer has ceased to be a life sentence. A tumor that is detected early can be removed, and subsequent chemotherapy can significantly reduce the chance of the tumor recurring. But unfortunately, in many cases the malignant process can spread. In the case of breast cancer, the most dangerous form of this process is bone metastasis …

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Living “normally” with diabetes: is it possible?

Nowadays, an epidemic of diabetes is observed throughout the world. At the same time, most people have type 2 diabetes, and a much smaller number have type 1 diabetes. Despite the fact that there is a lot in common between these two types of diabetes, the causes of diabetes and its treatment depends on the type. However, the chronic complications …

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Being sad or having SAD

What is Seasonal Depression? Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a depression that occurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall, worsening in winter, and ending in spring. It is more than just “the winter blues” or “cabin fever.” What are the symptoms of the seasonal affective disorder? People who suffer from SAD have …

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