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Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

Becoming a parent is an experience like no other: the overwhelming emotion of meeting your new baby, the sleep deprivation, the joys of the first smile and giggle, the anxiety about…

Becoming a parent is an experience like no other: the overwhelming emotion of meeting your new baby, the sleep deprivation, the joys of the first smile and giggle, the anxiety about every little movement and sound your new roommate makes. However, for some new parents, feeding their baby is a hurdle they…

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  • Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Educators across rural Alberta are finding industrious ways to continue academic work, ease uncertainty, and let their students know they are not alone as they transition to online education during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Remote Communities

    Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Remote Communities

    In September 2019, the Alberta Government announced it was increasing spending to hire nurse practitioners to work in primary care settings in rural and underserved areas, including the Bonnyville Primary...

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  • Heart and stroke clinic eases anxiety for rural residents 

    Heart and stroke clinic eases anxiety for rural residents 

    Christine Holubec-Jackson’s 49th birthday wasn’t quite the celebration she expected. Days earlier, the Wetaskiwin resident was diagnosed with bleeding on the top of her...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Drayton Valley

    Keeping health care close to home in Drayton Valley

    Local high school students to learn what it’s like to be a health professional in rural Alberta Local health professionals will teach...

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  • Community support key to rural health-care success

    Community support key to rural health-care success

    In rural health care, as with most things, resources are limited and offering services outside of those considered core can require extra...

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  • Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Being a physician doesn’t mean you are immune to life’s health challenges.

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  • Crowsnest Pass community comes together to create a high school health mentorship experience

    Crowsnest Pass community comes together to create a high school health mentorship experience

    How do you support a rural high school student in their journey to become a rural health-care provider? Well, it takes a...

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  • “Pop-up” clinic the right prescription for country music fans 

    “Pop-up” clinic the right prescription for country music fans 

    Meeting the medical needs of the BVJ  For five days in mid-summer, a “mini-hospital” rises to the beat of country music in...

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  • Calm head during emergency confirms medicine in volunteer’s future

    Calm head during emergency confirms medicine in volunteer’s future

    A stint as a medical volunteer at Big Valley Jamboree five years ago was all 20-year-old Allyson Wrubleski needed to know she...

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  • Brooks hosts life-saving Emergency Hysterectomy Course for rural health professionals

    Brooks hosts life-saving Emergency Hysterectomy Course for rural health professionals

    Southern Alberta health professionals recently received life-saving training during a unique learning experience in Brooks. A group of ten physicians and several...

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  • Digging deep pays off as portable ultrasound equipment comes to Milk River 

    Digging deep pays off as portable ultrasound equipment comes to Milk River 

    Milk River is now home to world-class portable ultrasound technology, thanks to the foresight and generosity of local health professionals and residents....

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  • Provost aims to bring students’ focus to rural health care

    Provost aims to bring students’ focus to rural health care

    A day in the life of a high school student doesn’t normally include suturing, intubation, or neck immobilization training. However, for a...

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