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

Health Canada approved Pfizer’s Paxlovid COVID-19 antiviral pill for use against COVID-19 in January this year, but with a large supply of these pills available, experts say there is a lack of awareness among the public for who qualifies and how to access them. According to Health Canada, Paxlovid can be given to adults 18 […]

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

Lethbridge firefighter union president Warren Nelson is no stranger to the dangers of his profession, but earning the title of ‘smoke eater’ can have long-term effects. “Specifically here in Lethbridge, since 2003 we’ve actually had eight members who have died from an occupational cancer, stemming from brain, bladder and prostate cancers,” Nelson said. According […]

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

Last week, the provincial government announced $11 million in grant funding for palliative and end-of-life-care in Alberta. Dr. Konrad Fassbender, the scientific director of the Palliative Institute with Covenant Health, which operates 10 hospice beds at the St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, said palliative care is a relatively new advancement in medicine. “For […]

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