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News from RhPAP and health headlines from around the province in this edition of RhPAP Rural Health Round-Up...

RhPAP News

February 7, 2018

Meet our new Board members: One-on-one with Al Kemmere


February 5, 2018

2017 Year In Review


February 1, 2018

RhPAP adds three new rural health care perspectives to its Board of Directors


January 24, 2018

'I had never seen a doctor in blue jeans' Dr. Gavin Parker on choosing the rural route for medicine


January 24, 2018

Helping Alberta’s future rural doctors transition to practice



Around the Province

February 7, 2018 – Lakeside Leader

Some tips for a healthier heart


February 7, 2018 – Sherwood Park News

Opioid crisis in Strathcona


February 7, 2018 – Ponoka News

Ponoka Rotary Club donates $10,000 to hospital (Endoscopy Program)


February 7, 2018 – Lloydminster Source

MS Walk takes first step


February 7, 2018 – Okotoks Western Wheel

Teaming up for Autism awareness


February 6, 2018 – Mountain View Gazette ( and January 30, 2018)

Doctor settling in in Cremona


February 6, 2018 – North News Service (NOTE: Subscription required by each viewer)

https://www.nnsl.com/ - Look for article: Reconciliation in health and healing in the North

When I met Dr. Nicole Redvers, chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation and Elder Be’sha Blondin at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife last November, they had no administrative help and no access to federal funding for their program, The Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project.

February 6, 2018 – Pipestone Flyer

Push to lower drug costs may do the opposite


February 6, 2018 – Crag and Canyon

Chamber of Commerce branching into health and wellness awareness


February 6, 2018 – Sundre Roundup

Screening difference between life and death


February 6, 2018 – Sundre Roundup

Opioid crisis compounded by over prescription


February 6, 2018 – Bonnyville Nouvelle

The future of cannabis in the workplace


February 6, 2018 – St. Paul Journal

Hospital fundraiser aims to raise $117,000


February 6, 2018 – The Barrhead Leader

Dunstable School students learn about farm safety


February 5, 2018 – High River Times

Death café a first for High River community


February 5, 2018 – Nanton News

February is a good time to learn more about heart health


February 5, 2018 – Whitecourt Star

Get in the know with mammogram clinic


February 5, 2018 – Camrose Canadian

Healing from domestic violence in our house


February 5, 2018 – North News Service (NOTE: Subscription required by each viewer)

https://www.nnsl.com/ - Look for article: WT on ‘right path’ to reduce Indigenous children in care, says Minister (Somba K'e/Yellowknife)

Though the percentage of Indigenous children involved with the Northwest Territories’ child welfare system continues to grow, the Health and Social Services minister believes the government is making progress toward reducing the number of children in care.

February 5, 2018 - North News Service (NOTE: Subscription required by each viewer)

https://www.nnsl.com/ - Look for article: Healthy Living Fair a Success (Jean Marie River)

The first of a territory-wide series of Community Healthy Living Fairs had “a good turn out,” according to host, Jean Marie River First Nation.

February 3, 2018 – North News Service (NOTE: Subscription required by each viewer)

https://www.nnsl.com/page/2/ - Look for article: All of Qikiqtarjuaq to be tested for TB (Qikiqtarjuaq)

The community of Qikiqtarjuaq, which normally sees one or two cases of tuberculosis (TB), has been hit hard by an outbreak, with 10 per cent of its population diagnosed with latent or active infections.

February 2, 2018 – Smoky River Express

Hospital staff raise money for Christmas Program


February 2, 2018 – High River Times

Concussion information shared at session


February 2, 2018 – The Drumheller Mail

Claire Wade national leader for mental health


February 1, 2018 – Lakeside Leader

The kids will smoke pot anyway


February 1, 2018 – Pipestone Flyer (The Canadian Press copy)

Women unnecessarily suffering from heart disease due to lack of research report


February 1, 2018 – South Peace News

Fire Chiefs applaud cancer support for firefighters


February 1, 2018 – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Toy drive aims to generate money for children hospital


February 1, 2018 – Camrose Canadian

Library takes opioid overdose precautions


February 1, 2018 – Cochrane Eagle

Cochrane artist to perform at Winter Olympics


February 1, 2018 – Cochrane Times

Cochrane High gives young girl new hand


February 1, 2018 – Fort Saskatchewan Record

Acupuncture clinic to relieve Fort’s aliments


February 1, 2018 – Fort Saskatchewan Record

Cannabis facilities remain discretionary in county


January 31, 2018 – Cold Lake Sun

New program to support families travelling for medical reasons


January 31, 2018 – Fort MacLeod Gazette

Fort MacLeod health foundation plans fund raiser


January 31, 2018 – Wetaskiwin Times

Stollery big winner at Millet Fish and Game 30th banquet


January 30, 2018 – Sunny South News

Picture Butte teen using wish to help clean water efforts in Haiti


January 30, 2018 – Lac La Biche Post

Parents learn to communicate with teens about drugs RCMP and municipal services host presentation


January 30, 2018 – Bonnyville Nouvelle

BCHS students learning for a cause


January 30, 2018 – Rocky View Weekly (and January 25, 2018 – Cochrane Eagle)

Cochrane students build prosthetic hand


January 17, 2018 – Crowsnest Pass Herald

Local family donates PCA pump to Crowsnest Pass Health Centre



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