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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

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 22, 2022 5:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government says it will fund 25 per cent more cataract surgeries this year in privately-run surgical facilities in an effort to reduce surgery backlogs. Health Minister Jason Copping […]

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

Health Minister Jason Copping and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on COVID-19 at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The update comes after the province expanded access to fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines last week. Those who are ages 70 and older as well as First Nations, Métis and […]

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

With every passing second, Julie Broad was getting more worried. She lives with multiple sclerosis and lost her balance in a friend’s backyard Friday night. “I couldn’t get up. I couldn’t move. I knew something popped or (was) broken,” Broad said. Her friend tried to help her up but, he, too has limited mobility. He […]

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 8, 2022 12:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says bird flu has been found in Alberta poultry flocks and there are some new cases in Ontario. The agency says the highly pathogenic H5N1 […]

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

Alberta is expanding eligibility requirements for a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Tuesday, those who are ages 70 and older as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit people 65 and older can get the second booster shot. The province says all seniors in congregate care, regardless of age, can also receive the dose. […]

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

Government of Alberta officials are expected to provide an in-person COVID-19 update on Thursday, but the province still released the COVID-19 data for the past week as scheduled Wednesday afternoon. There were 990 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 44 of those people receiving care in the ICU. Read more: Albertans […]

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

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta saw fewer stroke patients, but a higher number of stroke-related deaths, according to new research. The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, was conducted by a team of eight doctors and other researchers across the province. “One of the things that we began […]

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

Four more deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in Alberta, the province’s chief medical officer of health tweeted on Friday afternoon. “My sympathy goes out to all who have lost a loved one,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities since the virus arrived in the province a little over two years […]

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