Joel French, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, said while Canadians talk about creating a national pharmacare system, Alberta is doing the opposite, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Image from Facebook)

Alberta heading in wrong direction

Pharmaceutical drug coverage reduced

Joel French, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, said while Canadians talk about creating a national pharmacare system, Alberta is doing the opposite, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Image from Facebook)
Some Central Albertans joined The People Bus headed to Calgary to canvass the constituency of Health Minister Tyler Shandro on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans join the fight for public health care

The People’s Bus stops in Gasoline Alley

Some Central Albertans joined The People Bus headed to Calgary to canvass the constituency of Health Minister Tyler Shandro on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Devin Dreeshen, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA. (Advocate file photo.)                                Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Devin Dreeshen said a lot of people are interested in the report on Alberta Health Services and how long it will take to implement the recommendations. (Contributed photo)
Devin Dreeshen, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA. (Advocate file photo.)                                Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Devin Dreeshen said a lot of people are interested in the report on Alberta Health Services and how long it will take to implement the recommendations. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer woman speaks out against changes to drug coverage

Facebook page created to advocate against forced switching of medication

A second presumptive case of the new coronavirus was reported by public health officials in Ontario, in a Jan. 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario confirms second presumptive coronavirus case in wife of first patient

TORONTO — Public health officials in Ontario are reporting a second presumptive…

A second presumptive case of the new coronavirus was reported by public health officials in Ontario, in a Jan. 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The latest influenza statistics from Alberta Health Services were released on Jan. 23, 2020. (File photo contributed)

Four flu deaths reported in central Alberta

19 influenza deaths across the province

The latest influenza statistics from Alberta Health Services were released on Jan. 23, 2020. (File photo contributed)
A specialized lab in Saskatoon is helping to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in a Jan. 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

SASKATOON — As Canadian public health agencies prepare to deal with a…

A specialized lab in Saskatoon is helping to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in a Jan. 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian public health agencies are working to be ready to deal with the coronavirus, in a Jan. 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canada prepares as WHO decides whether to declare global coronavirus emergency

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations to deal with the…

Canadian public health agencies are working to be ready to deal with the coronavirus, in a Jan. 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Contributed photo                                Chelsey Reaney, of Red Deer, says she has struggled with her eating disorder many years, but is ready to seek treatment.

Eating disorders stressful at Christmas

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta offering online support groups

Contributed photo                                Chelsey Reaney, of Red Deer, says she has struggled with her eating disorder many years, but is ready to seek treatment.
London Drugs is hosting hepatitis C screening in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
London Drugs is hosting hepatitis C screening in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Beverly Smith demonstrated in her kitchen how easily bristles were shed from a barbecue brush.                                File photo from Red Deer Advocate

Woman injured by barbecue brush bristle hopes for new safety standards

Red Deer nurse still feeling the health effects after a wire bristle pierced her bowel last October

Beverly Smith demonstrated in her kitchen how easily bristles were shed from a barbecue brush.                                File photo from Red Deer Advocate
Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed have higher risk of dying: study

Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed have higher risk of dying: study

TORONTO — Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed due to a lack…

Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed have higher risk of dying: study
Anti-tobacco message goes global

Anti-tobacco message goes global

World Health Organization takes big picture approach to anti-tobacco message

Anti-tobacco message goes global