May 25-29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week: a great opportunity to honour the contributions of the rural Alberta health-care providers and community volunteers who help keep health care close to home. Find out how to give your local health-care heroes a healthy does of appreciation.

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May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural health-care professionals, May…

Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural health-care professionals, May 25-29, 2020 has been officially declared Alberta Rural Health Week by the Hon. Tyler Shandro,…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sundre aims to show nursing students the beauty of working in rural

    Sundre aims to show nursing students the beauty of working in rural

    Red Deer College nursing students took aim at their future, and learned more about medicine, when they visited the community of Sundre for an...

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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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  • Respiratory therapists a breath of fresh air for Pincher Creek health-care team

    Respiratory therapists a breath of fresh air for Pincher Creek health-care team

    It’s the start of another busy day in Pincher Creek for respiratory therapists Tess Craig and Larissa Lewis. Like most days, they...

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  • Weekly Rural Health News (Nov. 29)

    Weekly Rural Health News (Nov. 29)

    The latest in rural health news from across Alberta: RhPAP News Calming course teaches Albertans how to self-manage anxiety Weekly Rural Health...

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  • Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

    Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

    Can you imagine a small-town doctor with an airplane, visiting patients all around southern Alberta 100 years ago? For almost 40 years,...

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