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  • Program brings breath of fresh air to rural Albertans 

    Program brings breath of fresh air to rural Albertans 

    Dave Warnke says he owes his life to two Rocky Mountain House women.  Amie Genest and Renee Nuttall didn’t save Warnke’s life...

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  • Young cardiac patients in rural Alberta learn to take charge of their medical needs

    Young cardiac patients in rural Alberta learn to take charge of their medical needs

    When Dr. Andrew Mackie saw the potential for young cardiac patients to slip through the cracks in rural Alberta, he decided to...

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  • Planting the seeds of support:  A farmer’s journey with mental illness

    Planting the seeds of support: A farmer’s journey with mental illness

    Growing up in rural Alberta, discussions about mental health were never a part of Sean Stanford’s life. “Farmers are usually the kind...

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  • Breaking the stigma around men’s mental health 

    Breaking the stigma around men’s mental health 

    If a conversation could save a life, would you have it? What if that conversation was about mental health and suicide? What if the life in...

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  • Clinics adapt in response to COVID-19 to keep patients safe and healthy

    Clinics adapt in response to COVID-19 to keep patients safe and healthy

    COVID-19 has changed the way we work, live, and even how we look at health care. Even though treating and preventing the...

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  • Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

    Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

    Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support...

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  • Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Support is an integral part of every successful pregnancy. Yet for some women, especially those who have to travel for appointments, that...

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  • Rural Alberta companies help expand hospital capacity in Alberta and beyond during pandemic

    Rural Alberta companies help expand hospital capacity in Alberta and beyond during pandemic

    Two rural Alberta companies are making a big difference in the fight against COVID-19 by helping to expand the capacity of urban...

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  • The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    Above: Red Deer College students Andrea Luca, RN (left), and Roxanne Hiebert, who works in health information management at the Red Deer...

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  • Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    If you see a 40-foot recreational vehicle cruising in rural Alberta, you might not necessarily think of climbing aboard for an eye...

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  • Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Above: Lakeland area hygienist, Paulette Dahlseide, reviews patient Oscar Lacombe’s chart in his home. — Photo submitted. Receiving dental care isn’t what...

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  • Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

    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...

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