It’s Republic Day in Tunisia and Revolution Day in Egypt. On this day in 1917, Prime Minister Robert Borden introduced the first income tax in Canada as a temporary wartime measure.
You can add hospitals and health care facilities to the list of places warning Pokemon-hunting Albertans to stay away. In a tweet Friday afternoon, Alberta Health Services warned the public avoid playing the popular augmented reality smartphone game Pokemon-Go inside its facilities. Meanwhile, on Ontario, a woman has been charged for shooting at Pokemon-Go players with a pellet gun.
The next Council of the Federation summer meeting of premiers will be held in Edmonton on July 17-19, 2017. This will provide an opportunity for UNA members and others to make it clear to Canada’s premiers that public health care must be a priority now, and in the future.
Newborns deprived of oxygen at birth will soon have improved chances of surviving without brain injuries thanks to a portable cooling blanket.
Negligence at an Ontario long-term care home caused the choking death of a 77-year-old woman found face-down in her plate of food, her family alleges in a $4.4-million lawsuit.
Doctors unhappy with a new fee agreement between the Ontario Medical Association and the province’s Liberal government have forced a delay in voting on the four-year deal.
With this year looking to be about as costly as the last in terms of fentanyl-related deaths in Alberta, officials say the street-level drug scourge remains a significant concern. From Jan. 1 through to the end of March this year, Alberta saw 69 deadly fentanyl overdoses, which Alberta Health Services said is consistent with what was seen during the same three months of 2015, when 77 fatalities were linked to the especially toxic and dangerous opioid.
Ontario will become the first province to stop paying for high-dose opioid medications under its public drug plans, as part of a measure aimed at combatting the widespread abuse of prescription painkillers.
The delivery of health services is headed for a major shake-up which the government of Premier Brad Wall says designed to squeeze every nickel of productivity out of existing resources and to make health administration lean and efficient. We’ve seen this movie in Alberta and it won’t be pretty.
Four employees of the St. Alberta business, one of them an on-site Registered Nurse, have been acknowledged by Alberta Health Services for their role in saving the life of a colleague who suffered a heart attack at work.
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1-billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
United Nurses of Alberta