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Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t…

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t believe it because [I thought] she responds to me. I think a lot of parents…

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  • Rhapsody Award nomination deadline is this Friday

    Rhapsody Award nomination deadline is this Friday

    WHAT? You haven’t done it yet? COWABUNGA! We know you’ve been busy out there feeding the cows but we just wanted to...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    High school students from the Manning-area will learn basic health-care skills from local health providers at an upcoming RhPAP “Grow Your Own Health Provider” skills day.

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  • Wanted: Stories of rural health-care pioneers

    Wanted: Stories of rural health-care pioneers

    Is there a health provider in your community’s history who went above and beyond? Is there a rural health-care pioneer in your...

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  • Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    How did a wiener roast, bull riding, and home-made cinnamon buns contribute to the hiring of a nurse in Tofield?  They were...

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  • Deadline for 2020 Rhapsody Award nominations fast approaching

    Deadline for 2020 Rhapsody Award nominations fast approaching

    WHAT? You haven’t done it yet? Doggone it! The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Rhapsody Awards is February 28. So, fetch...

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  • Rural Alberta we couldn’t have done it without you. Watch the highlights of RhPAP 2019.

    Rural Alberta we couldn’t have done it without you. Watch the highlights of RhPAP 2019.

    From a marathon running physician in Provost to a bull bash in Tofield, 2019 was a busy, exciting, and successful year for...

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  • Nominations for the 2020 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Nominations for the 2020 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Have health professionals made a big difference in your rural Alberta community? Has your rural community successfully excelled at attracting and retaining...

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  • Long-serving paramedic does it all for remote Rainbow Lake

    Long-serving paramedic does it all for remote Rainbow Lake

    Clinic paramedic Rick Cartier has almost experienced it all during his nearly three decades in emergency medical services (EMS). Cartier is based...

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  • New CT Scanner brings 3-D health care close to home for patients in the Lac La Biche area

    New CT Scanner brings 3-D health care close to home for patients in the Lac La Biche area

    The new CT scanner in Lac La Biche, which became operational in the spring, has already performed over 500 scans. The scanner...

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  • Drayton Valley students get taste of rural health professions

    Drayton Valley students get taste of rural health professions

    By Lesley Allan  A recent event provided Drayton Valley-area students with a glimpse into a potential future career, while educating them about rural...

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  • Transitioning from behind the wheel 

    Transitioning from behind the wheel 

    How do you know when it’s time to stop driving? It’s not an easy decision and it’s one that often involves a family physician being called on to help reach the best conclusion....

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  • High quality colonoscopies are making a difference in rural Alberta

    High quality colonoscopies are making a difference in rural Alberta

    Are people in rural Alberta receiving the same quality of colonoscopies as their counterparts in the cities?  In 2018, RhPAP contributed funding for a...

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