Sylvie’s Story

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Sylvie’s Story In July 2018, Sylvie Breton was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a type of cancer that forms in the bile ducts. Sylvie remembers vividly the day of her diagnosis. As an avid cyclist, she was in the midst of a training cycle, cycling about 100 kilometres a day. “I completed […]

Interview with Carrie

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Interview with Carrie  Carrie is a 66-year-old retired nurse, wife of 41 years, mother to three children and currently lives in a small town outside the city of Ottawa. This past June, Carrie was diagnosed with liver disease while living abroad. Her diagnosis came after a blood test, as a […]

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

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National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week April 18 to 24, 2021 is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, an opportunity to encourage Canadians to have important conversations with their friends​ and loved ones about their decision to donate to ensure that each of our organ donation wishes and […]

New study on hepatitis B vaccination

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New study suggests that Ontario should shift from adolescent to newborn hepatitis B vaccination A recent University Health Network(UHN) led research study found that despite being recommended, not all pregnant women are universally screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Ontario, and the majority of those who do test positive […]

Liver Health Month: Just Ask

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Liver Health Month: Just Ask Have you ever wondered about the connections between liver disease and mental health? Do you have questions about why some populations are more at risk of developing a liver disease than others? Are you trying to understand stigma? Have you ever wanted to ask a […]

A Rare Diagnosis for Nolan

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A Rare Diagnosis Brings Uncertainty for Nolan Two-year-old Nolan is an active and happy little boy, always up for adventure. Watching Nolan play when he’s feeling well, you would never guess that he was born with a very serious and rare liver disease. Several times a year and without warning, […]

Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart

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Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart Pam Vivian is no stranger to the importance of good nutrition when living with liver disease. It was March 2017 when her own health began to change – her stomach swelled, she began to feel generally unwell, and her weight dropped significantly. Soon after, […]