A photo illustration made December 14, 2012 in Montreal shows a computer in chains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Irish health system says it’s targeted in ransomware attack

Health care systems have been a target before

  • May 14, 2021

 

A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago on Aug. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford

Study co-author says planned C-sections may be less risky for some moms and babies

Study co-author says planned C-sections may be less risky for some moms and babies

 

A report released Thursday by auditor general Doug Wylie found a lack of communication and inflexible funding rules have created broad differences in wait times among Alberta’s health regions for publicly funded outpatient tests. (Contributed photo)

Access to medical tests in Red Deer adequate, say doctors

Use of Publicly Funded CT and MRI Services report released by auditor general

 

Health Minister Patty Hajdu is shown at a COVID-19 press conference in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products

Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products

Health Minister Patty Hajdu is shown at a COVID-19 press conference in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
Cherif Habib, shown in a handout photo, is the CEO of Dialogue Health Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based telemedicine company that has priced 8.34 million shares in its IPO at $12 each. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. MANDATORY CREDIT

Dialogue Health shares surge in TSX debut, company to focus on Canada, Germany

Dialogue Health shares surge in TSX debut, company to focus on Canada, Germany

Cherif Habib, shown in a handout photo, is the CEO of Dialogue Health Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based telemedicine company that has priced 8.34 million shares in its IPO at $12 each. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. MANDATORY CREDIT
Quebec Premier François Legault chairs a virtual news conference Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Montreal. The premiers from the left are: John Horgan, B.C.; Jason Kenney, Alberta; Scott Moe, Saskatchewan; Legault, Quebec; Brian Pallister, Manitoba; Doug Ford, Ontario; and Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Premiers reiterate demand for $28-billion increase in health transfers from Ottawa

Premiers reiterate demand for $28-billion increase in health transfers from Ottawa

Quebec Premier François Legault chairs a virtual news conference Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Montreal. The premiers from the left are: John Horgan, B.C.; Jason Kenney, Alberta; Scott Moe, Saskatchewan; Legault, Quebec; Brian Pallister, Manitoba; Doug Ford, Ontario; and Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Sterile instruments are shown at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Decade’s worth of Ontario health data finds more severe disease, younger patients

TORONTO — A new study based on a decade’s worth of Ontario…

Sterile instruments are shown at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Quebec Premier François Legault speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Montreal. Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

Quebec Premier François Legault speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Montreal. Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
“Our members have decided they just can’t do this anymore. We’ve protected this province and you’ve treated us like dirt, so enough is enough,” says AUPE vice-president Bonnie Gostola, whose members protested outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Momday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Updated: Hospital workers strike in Red Deer

Some surgeries and ambulatory care clinics postponed around the province

“Our members have decided they just can’t do this anymore. We’ve protected this province and you’ve treated us like dirt, so enough is enough,” says AUPE vice-president Bonnie Gostola, whose members protested outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Momday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A Red Deer woman wants the government to cover shingles vaccines to benefit many older Albertans who can’t afford to pay. (Contributed photo)
A Red Deer woman wants the government to cover shingles vaccines to benefit many older Albertans who can’t afford to pay. (Contributed photo)
Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours

Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours

Dr. Gage Seavilleklein wants more time with family after deaths of colleagues

Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours
Corinne Mielnichuk underwent liver surgery in February, and has just recently been given the go-ahead from her doctors to begin working again. (File Photo)

Organ donation ‘changed my life,’ says Sylvan Lake woman

After receiving a liver transplant, Corinne Mielnichuk has seen how organ donation can change lives

Corinne Mielnichuk underwent liver surgery in February, and has just recently been given the go-ahead from her doctors to begin working again. (File Photo)
The “Let’s Bust Cancer” Barrel Race, hosted by Busted Ladies Lingerie, takes place on Sept. 12 at Galloway Arena, Ponoka County. (Photo: Corina Cowie “Art Of All Trades”)

Barrel race returns to BUST cancer!

Cancer doesn’t rest during a pandemic, so neither will this lingerie shop’s annual fundraiser

  • Aug 10, 2020
The “Let’s Bust Cancer” Barrel Race, hosted by Busted Ladies Lingerie, takes place on Sept. 12 at Galloway Arena, Ponoka County. (Photo: Corina Cowie “Art Of All Trades”)
Tick Awareness Canada Association has been spreading the word online about how people can protect themselves against ticks. (Photo from Tick Awareness Canada on Facebook)

COVID-19 interferring with Lyme disease detection

Tick Awareness Canada Association continues to raise awareness

Tick Awareness Canada Association has been spreading the word online about how people can protect themselves against ticks. (Photo from Tick Awareness Canada on Facebook)

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

  • Jul 6, 2020

How Apples Work for Your Waist

How Apples Work for Your Waist

  • Jun 29, 2020
Lanny Wilson was among the people waiting a long time in line for blood work at Red Deer’s DynaLIFE laboratories on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Many Red Deerians are waiting hours in lineup for blood tests

The hospital’s lab closure and need for physical distancing are the reasons given

Lanny Wilson was among the people waiting a long time in line for blood work at Red Deer’s DynaLIFE laboratories on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Elective surgeries to return to Red Deer ‘incrementally’

Pre-pandemic backlog of surgeries must still be addressed

Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

  • Apr 27, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)