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Letter: The Healing Power of Music

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I read with great interest “Communication Disorders,” the article on aphasia in the July/August issue. I was surprised, however, that it didn’t mention the power of music and song in recovery. In my personal journey with my husband, I found it invaluable. We were at our cabin in a remote area when he simply fell and couldn’t get up or even respond to me. During the wait for help to arrive (1 to 1½ hours), the only comforts I could give him were to hold him and sing to him. At the hospital the next day, the prognosis was grim. Tests...

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Health: Living well with cancer

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Once you’re on the other side of a cancer treatment, how do you go about living as long and healthy a life as possible, both physically and emotionally? Since an estimated two in five Canadians will develop some form of the disease in their lifetimes 
and 63 per cent of all survivors—regardless of cancer type and grade—will live at least five years after diagnosis, that’s a question many of us will eventually face.

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Editorial: The Call of Wanderlust

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WRITTEN BY MURRAY LEWIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Letters from readers often contain constructive criticism, and while I may not reply to every letter, I do think seriously about every idea. A recent contribution from a longtime subscriber suggested that I use this space each month to discuss the content of the current issue.

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