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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Paging family doctors to Fort Macleod, Alta. The town is offering a $10,000 incentive for each physician that signs a five-year term with Alberta Health Services and commits to practising in the southern Alberta municipality. “We saw this as an opportunity to set us apart from other communities, to kind of increase the attractiveness of […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Before acknowledging its first domestic COVID-19 cases, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from “a malicious virus” that had killed millions around the world. Its surprise admission this week has left many outsiders wondering just how […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says there are two probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says both children are under 16. She says one of the patients was treated, discharged from hospital and is doing well. Hinshaw says the other patient remains in […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Nova Scotia will borrow up to $1.8 billion to fund previously announced long-term care projects over the next few years. The provincial government says in a statement the loans will finance the construction or renovation of 27 long-term care homes in the Halifax area. The province announced in late February that it planned to create […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

If the U.S. Supreme Court reverses its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, demand for abortion pills, which can be prescribed through online telemedicine visits, will likely rise. Conservative states have already rushed to restrict the practice, and if Roe falls, they will be able to ban it altogether, experts say. WHAT IS A […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

With the arrival of warm weather comes the annual risk of algae blooms in local waterways. This week, Interior Health issued a public service announcement about algae. It’s a natural part of aquatic ecosystems but can also be harmful. “Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria can produce several types of toxins that can be poisonous to people, […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

By recording close-up images of eyes through an app, researchers at the University of California San Diego are making it possible for people to screen for Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders from the comfort of their own homes. The app uses a near-infrared camera, which is built into newer smartphones for […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Lethbridge is poised to welcome 11 new doctors through a sponsorship program for international graduates by the end of this year, according to Dr. Michael Auld, an associate zone medical director at Chinook Regional Hospital. Three have accepted offers, seven others are pending and one more is awaiting a site tour next month. Members of […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Montreal’s public health director has issued a letter to parents of 12- to 17-year-old children to encourage those with weakened immune systems to get their COVID-19 booster shots. The letter was addressed to all parents of children in that age range on the island of Montreal recommending youth who are immunocompromised get the third dose […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Amid the latest wave of COVID-19, New Brunswick health authorities are continuing to deal with critical staffing shortages, especially among nurses. Brenda Kinney, Horizon Health Network vice president and chief nursing officer, said the system is challenged. “We’re very challenged at the moment,” she said in an interview on Wednesday. “I would say it’s based […]

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