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Cancer faker sentenced

CALGARY—A Calgary woman who pretended she had cancer and bilked friends and co-workers out of thousands of dollars has been found guilty of fraud.

Lana Rovang has been sentenced a 60-day sentence to be served on weekends for defrauding people out of $20,000 between December 2012 and June 2013.

Billings out of control: Hoskins

TORONTO—Health Minister Eric Hoskins complained yesterday about the billing practices of some Ontario doctors, who he said were taking hundreds of millions of dollars away from home care and other services.

“Unpredictable and frankly out of control billing by some doctors is a problem that creates huge income for some doctors, but it leaves less for family doctors,” said Hoskins.

New study released on testicular cancer

CALGARY—Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 percent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.

About 1,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year and if it is caught early, the survival rate is 99 percent.

The University of Calgary releases new study on testicular cancer

CALGARY — Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 per cent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.

About 1,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year and if it is caught early, the survival rate is 99 per cent.

Calgary hospital researching heart rates and predicting oncoming illness

CALGARY — Researchers at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital believe the human heart provides valuable data when it comes to predicting oncoming illness and the information could help reduce the frequency of post-surgery complications.

Dr. David Liepert, the hospital’s director of perioperative medicine, says a lack of variability in a heart rate is an indicator of medical stress.