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Alberta Health Services shut down Calgary tattoo shop for no sterilization

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
CALGARY - Alberta Health Services says a Calgary residential tattoo operation did not have proper sterilization or sanitation processes in place.
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5 laptops stolen from Alberta Health Services office in Edmonton

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Five password-protected laptops were stolen from the Edmonton offices of Alberta Health Services last week, police confirmed Thursday.
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Update: Almost half of cancers are preventable: Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
News conference to share details of a recent study that shows more than 6,700 cancer cases in Alberta can be avoided per year, at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.

Health minister eyes changes to how Alberta doctors are paid

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, left, speaks with associate health minister Brandy Payne and Alberta Health Services board chair woman Linda Hughes on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Westin Hotel during a conference on physician pay. Keith Gerein ...

Alberta health boss vows to look at Ontario hospital parking reforms

Calgary Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Hoffman said she's open to having a discussion with her Ontario counterpart to see if a similar move would make sense for Alberta.
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Alberta Health Services investigating E. coli cases in Calgary region

Cochrane Eagle - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli cases in the Calgary Zone of AHS. As of Feb. 2, the outbreak includes 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7.
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Alberta Health Services expands access to naloxone kits as fentanyl deaths rise

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Twenty-nine walk-in clinics across Alberta can now prescribe and supply naloxone, a drug that can temporarily reverse a fentanyl overdose.
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Alberta Health Services warns patients not to smoke while on oxygen therapy

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Dr. Edward Tredget, director of the Firefighters Burn Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital, said the unit has treated more than 35 patients - mostly seniors with chronic pulmonary diseases - over the last 10 years for severe burns to their face ...
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Alberta union president warns against cutting health care jobs to save money

CBC.ca - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says cuts to the health care system shouldn't be made on the backs of workers and Albertans who depend on the services they provide. "Our members are already stretched to the limit when it ...
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'The risk in Alberta is zero': Alberta Health chief medical officer on Zika virus

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
WATCH ABOVE: There are now three confirmed cases of Zika virus in Canada, two in Alberta, but health officials insist it won't spread to Canada.

Electronic health record system will cost hundreds of millions, but is vital, government official says

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Carl Amrhein said Wednesday his department is working with Alberta Health Services on a proposal to roll out a single health information system starting in 2017 in the areas of Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.

Flu cases rise sharply in Edmonton

Globalnews.ca - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
EDMONTON - New figures released by Alberta Health Services show the number of flu cases continue to rise across the province, particularly in Alberta's capital.
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AHS warns of sausage link to E. coli outbreak

Calgary Herald - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
At least two of 14 E. coli infections have been attributed to Hungarian Farmer's Sausage sold by Paolini's Sausage and Meats Ltd.
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Fact or Fiction: Is there a link between microcephaly and vaccines?

Globalnews.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
An Alberta health official says the theory isn't based on fact. “There is no link between whooping cough or whooping cough immunization and microcephaly,” Dr.

Advocacy group, union find vague talk of Alberta healthcare cuts troubling for front-line

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Though Alberta Health has said front-line care won't be affected when “cuts” are made to curb the growth of healthcare spending, Friends of Medicare finds such “vague” talk of cuts troubling for front-line workers.

Average Alberta dental rates jump 56% over 10-year period

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Joan Weir of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association says a 10-year assessment of dental rate increases completed last fall shows that Alberta is the most expensive place to keep your teeth healthy. ... The same service in Alberta is $47.00.
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Health meeting yields no commitments

Airdrie Echo - ‎13 hours ago‎
Members of the Airdrie Health Park Initiative (AHPI) and Airdrie Health Foundation (AHF) presented a made-in-Airdrie plan for a health care co-operative to Dr.

Proposed government funding for midwifery wont meet demand: midwives

MetroNews Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Alberta Association of Midwives (AAM) is saying no to a proposed funding deal with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in hopes of receiving a new funding model to meet the province's growing demand for midwifery care.

Local mental health centre offering kits to combat fentanyl overdoses

Bonnyville Nouvelle - ‎14 hours ago‎
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has put new measures in place to help the local health care system prevent possible fentanyl overdoses in town.
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Bobsled track accident scene poses PTSD risk for 1st responders

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
EMS's first level of mental-health services involves critical incident stress management debriefs, conducted with peers and a mental-health representative from Alberta Health Services. The process aims to capture immediate concerns and offer additional ...
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