Healthcare

Private health care for Alberta: efficiency, effectiveness and equity?

The question of the role of the private sector in providing health care in Canada is both complex and politically charged.

Has the Role of Pharmacies Changed Due to the COVID-19 Virus?

The COVID-19 virus has prompted many people to seek preventive medications with vitamins, minerals and probiotics flying off pharmacy shelves like hot cakes.

Are We Dementia Friendly?

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably as many people believe that one means the other. In fact, the distinction between the two diseases often causes confusion for the persons living with dementia, their families and caregivers.

Should Canada Establish a Single-Payer National Pharmacare Program?

Of all the developed countries with universal, single-payer health care systems, Canada is the only one that does not include coverage for prescription drugs.

Will Lethbridge''s Most Vulnerable Seniors Soon Be At Risk?

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.