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Your Guide to a Balanced Life: Where Health Meets Happiness

LaGrange should check her facts before blaming AHS managers
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LaGrange should check her facts before blaming AHS managers

Health Minister Adriana LaGrange has taken off the gloves, suggesting Alberta Health Services managers who aren’t on board with changes to AHS should find “greener pastures.”
2024 Alberta Budget Health Care Summary
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2024 Alberta Budget Health Care Summary

The following is a focus on the health care spending in Budget 2024 which takes a hard look at rural health delivery and increases spending for rural practitioners.
Driving Donations for Local Healthcare
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Driving Donations for Local Healthcare

Support Local Healthcare & You Could Win a 2024 GMC Terrain Denali!
Multiple Sclerosis: A Neurological Condition
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Multiple Sclerosis: A Neurological Condition

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.
$100 million in Stabilization Funding for Family and Rural Generalist Care
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$100 million in Stabilization Funding for Family and Rural Generalist Care

This afternoon Minister of Health Adriana LaGrange and Premier Danielle Smith announced that government will apply $100 million to immediate stabilization of family and rural generalist physician practices.
Southern Alberta Patients Benefit From State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab
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Southern Alberta Patients Benefit From State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab

Southern Alberta patients benefit from the state-of-the-art simulation lab at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) - Source AHS with story & photos by Jennifer Vanderlaan
CMHA-ASER Statement on Ceasing Operations
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CMHA-ASER Statement on Ceasing Operations

CMHA-Alberta Division has been informed by the CMHA-Alberta Southeast Region (CMHA-ASER) Board that they have made the difficult decision to cease operations effective immediately due to financial pressures.
Letter to AMA Members from Dr. Paul Parks
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Letter to AMA Members from Dr. Paul Parks

Our colleagues across the health care spectrum deserve respect and support. So do family physicians, who cannot be replaced by nurse practitioners. Integrated teams have been demonstrated to be the best model for primary care — evidence supports the model. It is misleading to suggest otherwise.
AMA President Addresses UCP Changes To AHS In Letter To Members
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AMA President Addresses UCP Changes To AHS In Letter To Members

Today, in a letter to AMA members, President Dr. Paul Parks stated the following regarding concerns about potential changes to AHS structure and delivery of medical services by the UCP government.
Understanding Influenza: Symptoms, Management, and Canadian Health Resources
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Understanding Influenza: Symptoms, Management, and Canadian Health Resources

Influenza (the flu) can sideline our health. Learn more on what influenza is, how to manage it, and where to go for credible resources.
Toxic Workplaces: Bad News
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Toxic Workplaces: Bad News

I'll take a guess that most of us have had and unfortunate experience of a toxic workplace. If you haven't, here's what you're not missing.
Mental Health: The Happiness Effect
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Mental Health: The Happiness Effect

Happiness is a positive emotion that is associated with well-being and contentment. It has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health, including reducing the risk of depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem, and promoting resilience.
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Self-Defense Isn't That Simple

While being able to fight is a part of women's self-defense, there is so much more to it.
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The Importance of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure monitoring is an essential aspect of maintaining good health. This simple test can provide key information on your current health status.
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The Importance of Strength Training at Every Age

When we think of Strength Training, we often imagine muscle bound giants. While this is one area that many people enjoy, the reality is, Strength Training should be a part of all our lives in some capacity, at every stage of life.
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Mental Wellness: 5 Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a practice that involves training the mind to focus and become more aware of one's thoughts and feelings. It also has health and wellness benefits, here's 5 of them.