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Communication support improves quality of life

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private…

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private speech language pathologist, Carla Hanak focuses her expertise mainly on children between birth and 17…

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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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  • Mobile therapy bus targets play to help rural students 

    Mobile therapy bus targets play to help rural students 

    Imagine as a child having the ability to jump on a bus at school — not for basic transport, but to learn...

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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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  • Killam welcomes first Alberta-educated physician in decades

    Killam welcomes first Alberta-educated physician in decades

    Dr. Rami Abu-Zeidan hopes to provide the same personal care and understanding he witnessed his father receiving when he was young. “I...

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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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