Health

Will Long Term Care Facilities Finally Receive Appropriate Attention?

In what Prime Minister Trudeau called “extremely troubling,” military reports accused several Quebec and Ontario long-term care (LTC) facilities of negligence and appalling conditions for people living there.

What is it Like Owning a Business in Downtown Lethbridge during the Drug Crisis?

Several businesses in Lethbridge’s downtown and the surrounding area have closed their doors in the last several months. Other business owners say they are feeling the pinch as well, and attribute much of the struggles to what they say are pervasive negative perceptions of the downtown area.

Lyme disease: What are the early warning signs and is treatment effective?

Is it MS, Lupus or immune system dysfunction? Doctors were left puzzled by Audrey Skoog’s rapidly deteriorating health. This led to specialist after specialist as well as referrals out of country and out of province.

If we follow the new Canada Food Guide, are we likely to live healthier lives?

The new Canada Food Guide was recently released and includes an online suite of resources that better meets the needs of different users including the general public, policy makers, health professionals, healthcare centres, childcare centres, and schools.

Should We Sit Less and Stand More? Why Sitting is NOT the New Smoking.

Many Canadians are now sitting 9 hours or more per day whether they are part of the work force or retired.

The Supreme Court of Canada Mandated Change to Legislation Regarding Physician Assisted Death: What are the Options?

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that people with “grievous and irremediable medical conditions” have the right to ask a doctor to help them die.

Exposing the Developing Brain to Marijuana: What are the Risks?

Marijuana is the most highly abused illegal substance during pregnancy and in adolescence and yet, many people are not aware that it is addicting to the user and toxic to the developing nervous system.

What is the Efficacy and Safety of the HPV Vaccine?

Millions of people around the world are currently infected with the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) and as many as half of these infections are among adolescents and young adults, ages 15 through 24 years of age.

Will Lethbridge

A controversy is raging in Lethbridge. The provincial health authorities, Chinook Health, have announced a shift in its approach to long-term care for the elderly.

Should Alberta be Kept Free of Nuclear Power?

The wheels have been set in motion to build western Canada’s first nuclear power plant. Bruce Power Alberta bought the assets of Energy Alberta Corporation and filed an application with the federal government to build a nuclear power plant earlier this year.

Key Issues Facing Alberta

Largely because of increasing global oil shortages, Alberta’s economy continues to boom. But what is happening to our quality of life?

ROLE MODEL OR "ROLL" MODEL: What Is Your Part in the Obesity Epidemic?

Obesity has become a popular topic of concern in recent years, and with good reason - experts agree that North America is experiencing a “fat epidemic” with nearly half of our population tipping the scales in the wrong direction.

ROLE MODEL OR "ROLL" MODEL: What Is Your Part in the Obesity Epidemic?

Obesity has become a popular topic of concern in recent years, and with good reason - experts agree that North America is experiencing a “fat epidemic” with nearly half of our population tipping the scales in the wrong direction.

This Old House, She Is A¹Changing: Seniors Housing in Alberta

Seniors Housing facilities in Alberta have undergone landmark changes over the past decade. The needs of seniors have expanded and become more complex, often leaving loved ones confused and overwhelmed as they seek to find accommodation appropriate to these incremental needs.

This Old House, She Is A¹Changing: Seniors Housing in Alberta

Seniors Housing facilities in Alberta have undergone landmark changes over the past decade. The needs of seniors have expanded and become more complex, often leaving loved ones confused and overwhelmed as they seek to find accommodation appropriate to these incremental needs.