Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Medical Expense Tax Credit: A Case for Legislative Reform.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Medical Expense Tax Credit: A Case for Legislative Reform.

Since 1942, Canada’s Income Tax Act has provided tax relief to taxpayers who spend substantial amounts of their income on out-of-pocket medical expenses. (1) Since 1988, this relief comes in the form of a tax credit, an amount that is directly deductible against income tax payable. (2) Not all medical expenses are eligible. In particular, […]

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Fallopian Tube-Report of a Case and Short Review of Primary Malignancies of the Fallopian Tube (Case Report)

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Fallopian Tube-Report of a Case and Short Review of Primary Malignancies of the Fallopian Tube (Case Report)

ABSTRACT: Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube is the rarest of all the gynecological malignancies, which is often diagnosed as a benign entity or as ovarian pathology. We present the fourth case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube in the English language literature. The clinicopathological characteristics of the primary malignancies […]

Altitude Induced Migraine (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Altitude Induced Migraine (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Introduction Ascent to high altitude is associated with a variety of neurologic symptoms, most commonly headaches. High altitude is known to induce both migraine and non-migraine headaches, and is more common in those who previously suffered from headaches. (1) No reports were found in the literature of first migraine or probable migraine triggered at high […]

Depression, Anxiety, And Delirium in the Terminally Ill Patient (Case Study)

Depression, Anxiety, And Delirium in the Terminally Ill Patient (Case Study)

In this article, I discuss depression, anxiety, and delirium in the context of terminal illness. These highly prevalent disorders are frequently underdiagnosed in this setting. The failure to diagnose and treat them may subsequently prevent “quality dying.” Death is not a good thing, to say the least, but sooner or later it comes to us […]

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa--Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa–Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

Objective. To establish the relationship between HIV infection and cervical dysplasia in young women in rural South Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health care clinic in Vulindlela, KwaZulu-Natal. Standardised questionnaires were used to collect sociodemographic and clinical presentation data from women attending family planning and other reproductive health services. Pap smears […]

Pediatric Femoral Hernias: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Pediatric Femoral Hernias: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction: Femoral hernias are a rare cause of inguinal swelling in children (1-6). Consequently, they are usually not included in the differential diagnosis of inguinal masses and are discovered incidentally during surgery for a presumed inguinal hernia (1,2,7). The following case illustrates the typical clinical presentation of a femoral hernia in children and is followed […]