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Deadly Record: Inside Saskatchewan’s HIV crisis – Regina Leader-Post

Something as simple as the common cold could kill Lauren Cardinal. A friend of hers died because he refused to see a doctor and get an abscessed tooth removed. In Saskatchewan, this is her reality as one of the nearly 1,500 people who’ve been diagnosed with HIV in the province in the last decade. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016401 Views

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Saskatoon Health Region ‘regrets’ to announce its cutting jobs of about 70 people – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2016 SASKATOON _ The Saskatoon Health Region has announced it is cutting 70 jobs. It says in a news release Thursday that both union and non-union jobs are affected. Dan Florizone, president and CEO, says they had hoped to avoid job cuts, but the group is facing a $30.8 million gap […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016426 Views

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“He could have a tremendous impact”: indigenous physicist recruited by Perimeter Institute – Starphoenix

September 15, 2016 Percy Paul hacks away at a laptop computer in downtown apartment, a masters degree in physics duct-taped to the wall. He is completely immersed in quantum mechanics and black holes. Hours, even days, can pass without Paul realizing the need to cook, wash his clothes, talk to other human beings or even […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016331 Views

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A new look at the impact alcohol has on people in northern Saskatchewan – Regina Leader-Post

September 6, 2016 Alcohol is responsible for half of all deaths in Northern Saskatchewan, believes one indigeneous lawyer. Harold Johnson, author of a new book called Firewater, takes a critical look at the impact alcohol has had on the people in the north. “Alcohol is an aboriginal problem and we can’t rely on government to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016446 Views

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Northern Lights Casino and its Partners Support the Prince Albert Food Bank

August 31, 2016 – Prince Albert, SK – The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Northern Lights Casino and the Northern Lights Casino Development Corporation are hosting a barbeque fundraiser – in partnership with the 2016 City of Prince Albert municipal election candidates – to raise money and present a cheque for $5,000 in support of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2016347 Views

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Crisis intervention services in Saskatoon ‘overloaded’ – StarPhoenix

August 30, 2016 Supports for people dealing with mental health or addictions issues in Saskatoon appear to be overloaded, which may be stopping people from getting help before it’s too late. Tracy Muggli, co-director of mental health and addictions services for the Saskatoon Health Region, said adult beds at the Dubé Centre, which supplies short-term […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016431 Views

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Have Your Say on Health System Restructuring

August 29, 2016 Saskatchewan residents and interested organizations are invited to provide feedback to the recently-announced advisory panel examining the restructuring of Saskatchewan’s health care system. On August 18, the Minister of Health appointed a three person advisory panel to review the current Regional Health Authority (RHA) structure and provide advice on a system with […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2016510 Views

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Regina health region didn’t notify people about snooping worker: privacy official – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 24, 2016 By CJME THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner says the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region didn’t do enough after an employee was caught snooping into patient’s records. A report from the commissioner’s office says a patient alleged in October 2015 that an employee had looked through the person’s health […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2016453 Views

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Sask health professionals helping abroad with Doctors Without Borders -Regina Leader Post

August 22, 2016 Doria Melville has worked in difficult conditions, but nothing compares to South Sudan. “It’s unlike anything you’ve done before, even if you think you’re well prepared,” says Melville, a registered nurse from Saskatoon, currently in training to be a pediatric nurse. Melville volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) from August […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2016316 Views

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That’s criminal to me’: How Canada is failing to end HIV/AIDS at home – CBC

Stigma remains a major problem that discourages people from getting tested Aug 22, 2016 Two studies released last month show the tools exist to potentially end the more than three-decades-old scourge of HIV/AIDS, but activists and front-line public health workers in Canada say we simply aren’t using them effectively. The first study found it’s nearly impossible for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2016272 Views

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