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Woman with ‘debilitating’ chronic pain waits decades for endometriosis diagnosis

After struggling with debilitating pain her whole life, Tara DeMerchant is grateful to finally have answers, but angry it took almost 30 years to get help. The 44-year-old from Bala, Ont., which is an hour north of Barrie, was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. DeMerchant says she struggled with pain since …

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Middlesex-London health team says doctor recruitment program nixed by committee is needed – London

With tens of thousands of Londoners lacking a primary care doctor, a local team of health providers say their planned recruitment and retention program has been misunderstood and is desperately needed. The Middlesex London Ontario Health Team (MLOHT) requested $80,000 annually for three years from the city of London to …

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Rising complaints on Ontario health care quality: patient ombudsman report

TORONTO — Ontario’s patient ombudsman says he has seen a rising number of complaints about poor quality of care in the health-care system and an increase in use of force by hospital security. The findings come in the patient ombudsman’s annual report released today. There were more than 3,300 complaints …

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Health system crisis: When travelling for care is the only option but fast care is needed

When it comes to an accident, speed is paramount in ensuring patients have the best chance of recovery, but with a healthcare system in crisis, speedy care is not always the case. Micheal Groulx, 32, a small business owner from Angus, Ont., was framing a house in Collingwood last Wednesday …

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