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Lessons from a Calgary kitchen floor

By Yves Savoie      

Funding health research isn’t for scientists, it’s for patients.

As the federal government considers investments it might make in its 2018 budget, Heart & Stroke says Science Minister Kirsty Duncan should implement recommendations from this year's Naylor report to boost health and scientific research in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Donna Sharman learned a vital lesson when she collapsed on her kitchen floor in Calgary four years ago: health research saves lives, including hers. Then 59, she hit the floor without warning because of a blood clot in her brain, causing a stroke. That was the unlucky part of her day. Her luck turned when she was taken quickly to the Foothills Medical Centre. Doctors there were conducting important research on an innovative way to treat people who

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