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Data from Medimap, which tracks wait times at clinics across the province, showed that the average wait in B.C. was 93 minutes in 2023. more
The rapid rise in fatal drug overdoses spurred a Nanaimo advocacy group, the Nanaimo Area Public Safety Association, to conduct a report on the crisis. more
Roy Jakobs, CEO of Royal Philips, joined TheStreet to discuss the intersection of AI and healthcare, and how Phillips is positioning itself to navigate the AI revolution. more
On Wednesday, the University of Alabama Birmingham hospital paused in vitro fertilization treatments while it considers the ruling's significance. more
An advocacy group is accusing province of deliberately underfunding health care in the province. A government spokesperson said the group was "ideologically opposed" to them. more
Peterborough Family Health Team has increased the number of available appointments at its sites on King Street in Peterborough and on Strickland Street in Lakefield. more
After a year of not having a smartphone, I'm going back. It was impractical to be disconnected from the world even if it improved my health and mood. more
Diane Moffatt has been at the Royal Jubilee Hospital since Dec. 27, receiving treatment for a urinary tract infection. She also lives with Alzheimer's disease.  more
A McMaster University study suggests an additional 6,800 PSWs will be needed in the years ahead to maintain current levels of home care. more
Alberta NDP finance critics Shannon Phillips and Samir Kayande say the UCP is not getting the job done. The government is set to announce the budget on Feb. 29. more
Ontario's chief medical officer of health is warning public health agencies to be prepared and roll out vaccinations after two cases of measles were reported in the province. more
The Tesla exec is part of a line of tech leaders who are sharing their wellness habits with employees to help create a healthier—and more productive—office culture. more
Critics have seized on the ruling from the Supreme Court of Alabama, which stands to inflame an already contentious debate on reproductive rights. more
The billionaire could change the world in a significant new way with this innovation. more
Elon Musk said the recipient of Telepathy, Neuralink's brain implant, seems to have made a full recovery and can move a mouse on a screen with thought alone. more
When your diet falls short in magnesium, you’re at higher risk for certain health problems. more
The annual training event is held in honour of 11-year-old Caleb Kroffat, who died suddenly outside of the Island Savings Centre in the Vancouver Island city. more
Protesters repeatedly chanted, "No more silence!" and waved signs that read, "The silent majority has awakened," and "We elected you, and we can vote you out." more
The rare events included a higher risk of heart-related inflammation, a blood clot in the brain, and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome. more
By understanding what your loved one needs, and how they need it expressed, there is less room for miscommunication and more room for great moments together. more
Social media is a big factor in the nation's loneliness epidemic — but tech companies including Groove, Luka, and Rendever also think they can fix it. more
The CRISP report shows a fluctuation of respiratory transmission in the past two week. One death was reported due to COVID-19 in the reporting period. more
"I understand that in a world where death is inevitable it feels like a hopeless situation to fight. In a world where death is a maybe, it's a different equation." more
Overdose deaths in the U.S. are now more likely to follow smoking drugs rather than injecting them, the CDC reports. Drug smoking is also a leading factor in Canadian overdoses. more
A restructuring of the Medicare drug benefit has wiped out big drug bills for people who need expensive medicines. But the legal battle over drug negotiations means uncertainty over long-term … more
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