VIDEO: Free self-hypnosis video aims to prevent pandemic panic

LONDON, UK – As global concerns surrounding COVID-19 increase and countries step into lockdown, a company…

Chaos looms as continuing-care facilities brace for COVID-19: AUPE

Staff shortages on horizon, workers fear care guidelines being ignored EDMONTON – Many continuing care facilities…

Canadian fitness chain offers free daily workouts, yoga sessions on Instagram, Facebook for people confined to homes

TORONTO- With fitness clubs across the country closed and workout routines disrupted, Movati Athletic is giving…

Federal government creates online COVID-19 self-assessment tool

Anyone concerned they may have COVID-19 can check a new federal government online tool launched March…

Ecoideas brand Chocolate Cake Mix and Pancakes Mixes recalled due to Salmonella

Ecoideas Innovation Inc. is recalling Ecoideas brand Chocolate Cake Mix, Brown Rice Pancakes Mix and Buckwheat…

WATCH: Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer asks those returning from Iran to self-isolate

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides the latest update on preparations for COVID-19, also known…

Union Bay Seafood brand Pacific Oysters recalled due to norovirus

Union Bay Seafood Ltd. is recalling certain Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific Oysters from the…

AHS closes Pinch of Spice in Olds after unsanitary conditions, mouse droppings found

OLDS – AHS closed Pinch of Spice located at 5012- 50 Avenue in Olds on Jan. 28 due…

Eliminating viruses in food with cranberries and citrus fruit

LAVAL, QC – Fresh produce is a major vehicle for noroviruses, a group of viruses that…

No plans to close Sundre Hospital: AHS

SUNDRE – AHS said it has no plans on closing the Sundre Hospital. The Sundre Hospital…

Nuts ‘N More peanut spread recalled due to Listeria

OTTAWA – Nutrition Excellence Canada is recalling Nuts ‘N More brand Peanut Spread (Plain) from the marketplace due…

Health Canada seizes skin lightening products that may contain prescription drugs, mercury

OTTAWA – Health Canada has seized unauthorized skin lightening products whose labels show they contain prescription drugs and…

More funding directed to patients: AHS review

Internal savings will allow more money to be directed to patients and front-line care, free up…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convenes the Incident Response Group for an update on the coronavirus situation

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened the Incident Response Group to discuss the Government of Canada’s…

Province creating 2,172 spaces for life-saving addiction treatment over next 3 years

CALGARY – The province is providing up to $4.3 million per year to fund treatment spaces…

Province seeks independent facilities to provide more surgeries

To reduce surgery wait times the provincial government is seeking independent providers to provide more publicly-funded…

WHO declares coronavirus outbreak an international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency on Jan. 30.…

Rocky Mountain House tries novel strategy to tackle malnutrition

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — She may be in the hospital with a broken ankle further complicated…

Lower collaboration, higher turnover for employers that don’t invest in employee mental health: Study

TORONTO – A global survey of employees, finds that more than three quarters (77 per cent)…

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Ontario

The second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Ontario, according to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr.…

Canada has ‘presumptive’ first case of coronavirus in resident who recently returned from Wuhan/China

Toronto public health officials announced today that they diagnosed a case of coronavirus at Sunnybrook Hospital.…

Social practice public artwork shines a light on mental health and wellness

CALGARY – With one-in-five Canadians facing a mental health challenge and two out of three unlikely…

Expanded detox program to help more children, youth

RED DEER – More children and youth who struggle with drug and alcohol use will receive…

Helping people get back to meaningful, purposeful lives

EDMONTON — Spiritual health practitioners (SHPs), also known to as chaplains, routinely go above and beyond…

New deadly virus kills 3, infects more than 200 in China

CHINA – A deadly new virus in China has killed three and infected more than 200…

Rocky Mountain House couple beats isolation with free AHS exercise program

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — A central Alberta couple’s workout program has resulted in more than strengthening…

Scarpone’s Italian Store brand frozen ground veal recalled due to E. coli

OTTAWA – The Italian Store is recalling Scarpone’s Italian Store brand frozen Ground Veal from the…

Canadian government wants your views on medically assisted death

OTTAWA – Today the Government of Canada launched public online consultations so Canadians can give their views on…

AHS expanding dialysis care at Wetaskiwin Hospital

Service expansion enables more patients to access treatment locally WETASKIWIN – More local patients with chronic…

PODCAST: Health Minister shares his vision for healthcare in Alberta

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro talks about his life, his family, his career in law and…

AHS closes Edmonton Thai restaurant for unsanitary and dangerous food practices

Poor sanitation noted throughout, staff weren’t washing hands, dishwasher not cleaning dishes, dirty utensils stored with…

What to know if you’re trying cannabis edibles this holiday season

With edibles likely showing up in Christmas baking, stockings, medical experts offer advice on making, eating…

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