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AB Government: Modernizing primary health care

Press Release Alberta’s primary health care leaders and national and global experts are being brought together to identify immediate and long-term improvements to strengthen Alberta’s primary health care system. Three…

Supporting sexual-assault survivors informs work on gender-based violence

Press Release Sept. 23, 2022 PRINCE GEORGE – Listening and learning from service providers, such as the Prince George Sexual Assault Centre, is part of work to develop a provincial…

COVID-19 outbreak at Gjoa Haven Continuing Care Centre

Press Release 23 September 2022 The Department of Health is advising the public of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Gjoa Haven Continuing Care Centre. Currently, all eight residents and one…

What Does National Truth and Reconciliation Day Mean to You? – FNHA

Sep 22, 2022 ​We want to hear from you, your community and your family about reconciliation​ The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is honoring the second annual National Truth and…

On the first day of fall, B.C. sees fewest people in hospital with COVID-19 in months – CTV

Sept. 23, 2022 The number of people with COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals is the lowest it’s been since early July, according to the latest update from the B.C. Centre for…

Blood clot risk remained nearly a year after COVID-19 infection, study finds – CTV

Sept. 23, 2022 The risk of developing a blood clot remained elevated almost a year after a COVID-19 infection, according to a new U.K. study that looked at the health…

Western U: Tools aim to improve care for people experiencing substance use stigma

Press Release Team from Western and UBC launch the EQUIP Equity Action Kit Stigma and discrimination associated with substance use have been shown to contribute to barriers to care, especially…

PM Trudeau supports ending mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rules at border – CTV

Sept. 23, 2022 OTTAWA – The last of Canada’s COVID-19 border restrictions will disappear at the end of this month with the expiry of a cabinet order affecting mandatory vaccinations,…

Canadian doctors, psychiatrists don’t recommend routine adult anxiety screening – CTV

Sept. 23, 2022 Contrary to new recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, health-care professionals in Canada are warning against routine anxiety testing for adults. The American health guidelines…

N.B. expands eligibility, access to Paxlovid COVID-19 treatment – CBC

Drug available to certain adults, pharmacists can now assess and prescribe, says Department of Health Sep 22, 2022 New Brunswick has expanded eligibility and access to the oral antiviral COVID-19…

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