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  • Communication support improves quality of life

    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...

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  • Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Angeline Reimer didn’t think she’d ever be able to talk with her cousin again. The Lac La Biche area resident is the...

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  • Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summer is here, and Albertans are hankering to get out and enjoy the sunshine and wildlife that is so abundant here this...

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  • Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Not everyone keeps a rain gauge by their home, but Zicki Eludin does. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising to the Lac La Biche...

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  • COVID-19 and rural Alberta

    COVID-19 and rural Alberta

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many planned programs and activities, rural Albertans have continued to adapt and improvise.

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  • Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    During times of uncertainty, Drayton Valley residents wear their hearts on their sleeves, their front lawns, windows, and anywhere else they can...

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  • Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    When it comes to health care, the pathway to a career looks different for everyone. For high school students in the Chinook’s Edge School...

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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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  • 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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