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Lets Go Rural! skills event in St. Paul and Elk Point encourages bilingual nursing students to think rural

A wagon ride, a French music concert, and a visit to a UFO landing pad: What a time was had by 23 bilingual nursing and…

A wagon ride, a French music concert, and a visit to a UFO landing pad: What a time was had by 23 bilingual nursing and health-care aid students from the University of Alberta and Faculté Saint-Jean. https://youtu.be/chZEAkqQGSI On October 21-23,…

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  • Rural life is the right prescription for pharmacist’s family

    Rural life is the right prescription for pharmacist’s family

    More than an ocean away from her home country of Kenya, Rashida Yamani has been welcomed with open arms by a small northeastern Alberta community....

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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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  • College students study benefits & challenges of rural health care 

    College students study benefits & challenges of rural health care 

    Two health-care management students from Red Deer College are hoping to shed light on what it takes to attract and retain health-care professionals in...

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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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  • Stay active, live better this winter 

    Stay active, live better this winter 

    When it comes to beating chronic disease this winter, staying active is at the top of Dr. Paul Jordaan’s prescription list. The...

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  • Calming course teaches Albertans how to self-manage anxiety

    Calming course teaches Albertans how to self-manage anxiety

    Frances knew she needed support. Struggling with depression, stress, and an overly ambitious school schedule as a mature student, the central Alberta...

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  • Rural Albertans fight for greater access to good food

    Rural Albertans fight for greater access to good food

    Across Canada, over four million people face challenges around accessing safe, nutritious food. For these Canadians, food insecurity can contribute to poor physical, mental, and social health. ...

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  • Childhood dream leads to seven decades of medicine and counting… 

    Childhood dream leads to seven decades of medicine and counting… 

    He might just be the most interesting man in rural medicine.   Dr. George Stewart-Hunter has raced cars, killed the world’s most dangerous...

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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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  • 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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  • Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Rural family medicine residents from the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine (U of C CSM) gathered on a snowy Saturday in Lethbridge recently to learn how using point-of-care ultrasound can make a difference in an emergency situation. 

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