Category: Health Care

A Closer Look at Blood Plasma Donations in Canada

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.

Kim Purdy’s story

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.

5 Thoughts about the coronavirus

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.

Give the gift of a private MRI scan?

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.

Rick Baker’s story

As part of our medical tourism research, SecondStreet.org sat down with Rick Baker, founder of Timely Medical Alternatives.

Treatment in Tijuana? Alberta patient tells her story

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.