N.S. mom says she had to ‘beg’ for care while giving birth at IWK hospital | Globalnews.ca

Meghan MacDonald thought she was well-prepared for the birth of her first child. She and her husband attended classes, did the research, and were highly anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. But she says when she arrived at Halifax’s IWK Health Centre early one morning in July after her water broke, what was … Read more

Canadian governments must fix health-care crisis, workers and advocates urge – National | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 4, 2022 9:52 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Associations representing Canada’s doctors, nurses and health organizations are calling on governments to work together to solve the health-care crisis that is affecting people across the country. The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and … Read more

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Quebec sets up crisis management team as Montreal hospital ERs face overcrowding | Globalnews.ca

The Quebec government is creating crisis management team to manage extreme overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms in Montreal. Health Minister Christian Dubé made the announcement Wednesday at the provincial legislature, saying the current situation is “unacceptable.” The team will include the CEOs of local health authorities across the city. “I won’t tell you the additional … Read more

Canada’s premiers turn up the heat in new push for more health funding – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada’s premiers are dialing up the political heat in their efforts to get Ottawa to increase federal health transfers to the provinces and territories. The premiers have launched a new advertising campaign through the Council of the Federation, which comprises all 13 provincial and territorial premiers, aimed at ratcheting up public pressure on Prime Minister … Read more

New CMA president says he has a plan to change Canada’s ‘faceless’ health-care system – National | Globalnews.ca

At a ceremony in August, Dr. Alika Lafontaine was formally introduced as the new president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) — the first Indigenous leader in the top job. It was not a typical gathering of physicians in Canada, and not only because there were Indigenous elders there, giving prayers and songs of blessing. … Read more

Expert flags potential for dental care clawbacks as result of federal program | Globalnews.ca

A University of Calgary economist warns a new federal dental benefit for children could open families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth. The government plans to offer cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families with children under the age of … Read more

Doctors need licensing streamlined as Canadian health care struggles: advocates – National | Globalnews.ca

As Canadian health-care systems buckle under the weight of doctor shortages, the past president of the Canadian Medical Association is calling for a national licensing pathway for doctors – and some provinces are on board. The current system, in which each province has its own licensing system, is confusing and bureaucratically cumbersome, particularly for doctors … Read more

15 patients in N.L. require followup as review of thousands of mammograms continues | Globalnews.ca

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 15, 2022 4:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s four health authorities have identified 15 patients this week requiring further followup as a review continues of thousands of mammograms that were viewed on out-of-date screens. … Read more

When Is the Best Time to Get Your Updated COVID Booster?

This article was originally published by SELF. Updated COVID boosters will be available this fall. The new formulas received a green light from both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. Manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, respectively, the boosters, known as bivalent vaccines, were … Read more