Blood plasma plays an incredibly important role in society – from supporting patients with debilitating health issues to helping researchers develop a treatment for viruses such as COVID-19. With that in mind, we decided to take a closer look at the issue.
Category: Health Care
Kim Purdy discusses her long wait for hip surgery in Alberta. Considering governments postponed thousands of procedures during COVID-19, many more patients will have similar experiences.
Dr. Brian Day’s court case could change health care across Canada. We had a fascinating discussion with the former President of the Canadian Medical Association about his case and health care reform in Canada.
SecondStreet.org President Colin Craig and contributor Kris Sims discuss COVID-19. Need some good news about the coronavirus? Some aspects you may not have thought about?
You’ll find that and more in our new video.
Imagine living with severe back pain and being told by Canada’s health care system that it would take at least two years before you could receive surgery. That’s what Canadian patient John Massing faced.
With Christmas just around the corner, SecondStreet.org, a new Canadian think tank, released a report that examines which provinces allow Canadians to purchase a private MRI scan for themselves or for a loved one.
Recently, SecondStreet.org spoke with Christina Sanford, a nurse from Nova Scotia who had no choice but to travel to Mexico for back surgery.
As part of our medical tourism research, SecondStreet.org sat down with Rick Baker, founder of Timely Medical Alternatives.
Tracy Skinner struggled with back pain for 13 years. The surgery she received in Calgary didn’t work and the government told her there was nothing they could do … “here’s more painkillers.”
Thankfully for Tracy, she found treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.
Alberta patient Danny Hozack describes the excellent service he received when he suffered from a retina tear on Christmas eve.