Tag: Health

Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

Canadian female doctors as well as male physicians looking to attain healthy work-life balance Among the many reasons offered for why many Canadians are increasingly facing difficulties finding a family physician to call their own is the fact that the workforce has become increasingly female. The argument usually goes something like this: female family practitioners work […]

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Bare Your Belly rally in Edmonton gets international attention

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bare Your Belly rally in Edmonton gets international attention

Bare Your Belly campaign attracted photos from women across the world An Edmonton mother has become an unlikely international symbol for body shaming by organizing the first Bare Your Belly rally. After having five kids, Tanis Jex-Blake bravely decided it was time to head to the beach in a bikini. It had been 13 years since […]

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Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

Beacon readers can vote for their favourite potato chip flavour at Lays.ca/Flavour Bacon Poutine, Cinnamon Bun, Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese and Tzatziki are the four flavour finalists in a Lay’s Canada contest seeking a new type of potato chip. The judges at Lay’s Canada received 1.25 million submissions (up from 600,000 in last year’s inaugural contest) […]

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Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

Ebola death toll in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone at 670 people Liberia’s president late Wednesday ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened. Meanwhile, the U.S. Peace Corps said it was evacuating its volunteers […]

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Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

A number of recent Calgary measles cases highlights need for vaccinations A recent outbreak of measles in Calgary has been a “wake up call” for many parents who didn’t like the idea of vaccinating their children, said the Ontario Minister of Health, Deb Matthews on Wednesday. “They’re starting to realize now that not immunizing your kids […]

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Measles at two Calgary schools, those unvaccinated told to stay home

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Measles at two Calgary schools, those unvaccinated told to stay home

Measles reported at Henry Wise Wood High School and Sherwood School Alberta Health Services has told teachers and students at two Calgary schools to stay home for the next two weeks because they have not been vaccinated against measles. The Calgary Board of Education says one confirmed case of the disease has been reported at […]

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Two confirmed Calgary measles cases at Western Canada High School

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two confirmed Calgary measles cases at Western Canada High School

Calgary measles cases brings total to six confirmed in Calgary area this year Alberta Health Services has confirmed there are two new cases of measles in the Calgary zone. Officials say the cases are linked and involved multiple exposure settings including Western Canada High School. A letter has been sent to staff and students at the southwest […]

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BC measles outbreak in eastern Fraser Valley – 320 confirmed cases

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC measles outbreak in eastern Fraser Valley – 320 confirmed cases

BC measles outbreak began among Netherlands Reformed Congregation The largest measles outbreak ever recorded in British Columbia at 320 confirmed cases has been mostly contained to the eastern Fraser Valley, the government says. The outbreak that is now into its fourth week is expected to continue for about another two weeks in the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, […]

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United Church asking members to support Canadian Health Coalition

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
United Church asking members to support Canadian Health Coalition

Canadian Health Coalition lobby federal government to sign agreement with provinces The United Church of Canada is asking its members to take a stand on the future of medicare. The church wants its members to sign a pledge to support a campaign by the Canadian Health Coalition, which is lobbying the federal government to sign […]

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Acadia pool reopens on Saturday – reduced admission fees, prizes

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Acadia pool reopens on Saturday – reduced admission fees, prizes

Acadia Pool closed in November for maintenance and upgrades The City of Calgary announces the Acadia pool is reopening after being closed for a month to allow crews to upgrade the southeast Calgary fitness facility. The Acadia Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18.  Everyone is invited […]

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