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Election winner must fix health staffing gaps: Alberta surgeon

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics News Local News Responding to the criticism, the UCP said its government inherited a “broken, bloated, and bureaucratic health system” from the NDP Published May 08, 2023 • Last updated May 08, 2023 • 2 minute read Visitors come and go from the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary on Monday, April

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The Strange (and Formerly Sexist) Economics of Engagement Rings 

Engagement rings have long been a symbol of love and commitment, but their economic and social implications are more complex than meets the eye. In this article, we explore the strange and sometimes sexist economics of engagement rings and the evolving attitudes towards this traditional practice.  Engagement rings hold a significant place in the world

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Dutch government collapses following row over migration

D utch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his resignation and that of his Cabinet on Friday after his four-party coalition failed to agree on measures to curb migration. The decision by the Netherlands’ longest-serving premier means the country will face a general election later this year for the 150-seat lower house of Parliament. “It’s no

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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend…? Examining Gender and Careers in the Jewelry Industry 

The jewelry industry is a female-dominated industry. Women make up the majority of jewelry buyers, and they also make up the majority of jewelry designers, retailers, and manufacturers. However, there are still some barriers to women’s career advancement in the jewelry industry.  Gender Stereotypes  One of the biggest barriers to women’s career advancement in the

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How doctors are helping to cure PEI’s health-care system

Doctors on PEI are taking steps to alleviate staffing deficiencies and make health-care more efficient. They have had a hand in recruitment, the switch to electronic medicals and the implementation of the new Atlantic physician registry. Dr. Megan Miller, PEI’s physician recruiter, says eight physicians have signed letters of offer to practice on PEI, and

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National medical organizations call on premiers to focus on health care reform

Open this photo in gallery: The Council of the Federation is set to meet July 10-12 in Winnipeg. When they do, the continuing crisis facing health care systems across the country must be at the top of the agenda, said Alika Lafontaine, president of the Canadian Medical Association.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Physician and nurse advocacy

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Hundreds protest ER closures in Harbor Breton, health minister promises recruitment priority

Hundreds gathered on Friday to protest the ongoing closures of the emergency room in Harbor Breton. (Georgina Ollerhead/Facebook) For more than a year, the emergency room serving the Harbor Breton area has closed off and on — and last week, hundreds of area residents marched on the Connaigre Peninsula Health Center in protest. When the

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Over $42K in wrongful fees charged to Ontario patients by clinics since 2018

As one of the biggest changes to how health care is delivered in Ontario for a generation passes its third reading — and advocates raise concerns about widespread privatization — new data shows complaints about improper charges for health care have been relatively rare in recent years. Since the Ford government took power in 2018,

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