June 15, 1998

Healthy habits, longer life 3031
COVER

Healthy habits, longer life

Being passed through the giant metal doughnut of a computerized tomography scanner, patients in a modern hospital might easily conclude that the wonderful advances in medical science surrounding them are responsible for Canadians living longer than ever.
Expert evaluations 4040_1
COVER

Expert evaluations

'The Maclean's Health Report clearly demonstrates that medicare is facing challenges'
The Mail 45
LETTERS

The Mail

Nuclear big leagues
The fall of a senator 4647
Canada

The fall of a senator

The Cogger affair fuels the debate over the Senate
The Health Report 1415
COVER

The Health Report

The statistics reveal uneven levels of care
Becoming DiGITAL in the 21st Century 35_135_2
DIGITAL

Becoming DiGITAL in the 21st Century

More and more, we live in a digital world. The CDs we listen to store music as digital bits and bytes. When we use a debit card to pay for the week's groceries, funds are transferred digitally from our bank accounts to the store's. When we send an e-mail message to someone on the other side of the planet, digital bits carry our missive along sophisticated computer networks.
On duty around the clock 3839
COVER

On duty around the clock

Dr. John Rottger had already worked a full week when, at 8 a.m. on a spring Saturday, he was back on call for 48 hours. He knew he would be in and out of the small hospital in Pincher Creek in southern Alberta virtually around the clock. By midnight Saturday, the 46-year-old father of three and stepfather of two was home and in bed—only to awaken to take three phone calls, go back to the hospital at 4 a.m. to check on a sick child and then again at 9 a.m. to do rounds.
Missing the real issue in the medicare debate 6061
COLUMN

Missing the real issue in the medicare debate

We sell off most of our profitable companies, we allow our politicians to lie to us, and we take being Canadian for granted, treating the Maple Leaf as a flag of convenience—or more often, inconvenience. But there is one aspect of being Canadian that makes every citizen jump to attention: medicare.
The high cost of healing 1617
COVER

The high cost of healing

It's not how much, but where it's spent that counts most
Saving for school 5455
Business

Saving for school

RESPs are gaining in popularity
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