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Medical Watch Stories
An online educational program that gives teachers the tools to better understand and manage mental health issues in the classroom received a big boost from Canadian Oil Sands on Wednesday.
Researchers at the University of Calgary may have found a way to prolong the life of people living with an aggressive type of brain cancer.
The Calgary Fire Department is calling on other emergency service providers in the province to take part in a massive study aimed at preventing cancer and other diseases in future generations.
Those who have reported out-of-body experiences after their hearts stopped have long been dismissed by skeptics. But a new study suggests there may be something to those reports.
One of four children with partial paralysis linked to enterovirus D68 goes home from the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Six Canadian airports now have Quarantine officials in place to screen travellers coming from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
A group of Alberta doctors is trying to convince their colleagues to get a flu shot this year.
Hair loss from an illness can be as devastating as the disease for many so one woman made it her personal mission to provide locks to those who have lost them.
Canada's biggest company has made a big contribution to help combat mental health issues in Alberta.
A Calgary researcher is helping pregnant women get a good night's sleep. She believes adequate sleep can reduce the risk of postpartum depression and a long labour.
A former employee at Alberta Children's Hospital inappropriately accessed the personal health information of 247 patients and officials are in the process of notifying the families of those affected.
We follow Calgary mother Katie Flury as she tries to lower her chance of breast cancer.
An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.
Health officials are assessing whether the enterovirus D68 is linked to neurological symptoms, including muscle weakness, in several young patients who have been admitted to hospitals across North America.
Patients who require a defibrillator to regulate abnormal heart rhythms can now have an MRI thanks to technology and a team at the Foothills Medical Centre.
Health officials have confirmed 50 cases of enterovirus in Alberta with the majority located in the Calgary region.
Health Ministers from across the country are meeting in Banff to discuss a range of health-care issues and say Canada is equipped to handle Ebola if it shows up here.
Canadian Blood Services says its supply is in critical condition and is appealing to donors to roll up their sleeves to top up the inventory.
Two medical groups weighed in Monday on the issue of medical marijuana, with the College of Family Physicians issuing guidelines to its members about which patients should and should not get prescriptions and the Arthritis Society calling for research to help doctors make those decisions.
Calgary parents still don't understand how their daughter died after being treated for a toothache.
Riding a stationary bike while receiving hemodialysis helps patients pass the time but it is also proving to be a positive step for overall health.
A provincial panel has been put in place to review health care delivery in Alberta’s rural communities to ensure resources are being deployed efficiently and effectively.
There's a number of companies offering high tech medical alert devices, however while patients may use them emergency medical crews do not.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month across North America and parents now have a new tool to help them find physical activities for their children to aid recovery and increase energy.