‘I got accepted for 2024’: B.C. nurse outraged with 4-year wait to upgrade credentials

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5392653.1576088530!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/karishma-sekhon.jpg The good news is licensed practical nurse Karishma Sekhon, 34, has been accepted to Vancouver Community College to become a registered nurse. The bad news is she’s been admitted to a two-year program that starts four years from now, in 2024.  Read more …

Ambulance system review won’t be made public anytime soon

https://i.cbc.ca/1.2946948.1507556664!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/ns-paramedics-dispute-20130704.jpg It will be months — if not longer — before the public gets to see a consultant’s report on Nova Scotia’s ambulance system. The provincial government contracted Fitch and Associates for $145,000 in October 2018 to complete the review, which was originally due Read more …

Man foregoing life-saving treatment to send message to Yukon health officials

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5391934.1576043496!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/terry-coventry.jpg A 74-year-old man from Whitehorse says he’s going to stay in the city for his final days alive, foregoing life-saving hemodialysis available to him in Vancouver, to put pressure on the territorial government to offer the treatment in Yukon. Read more …

‘I cried over every page’: Edmonton author pens ‘pre-dementia love letter’ to her daughters

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5391725.1576023795!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/rebecca-rhonda-hoffman-rachel.jpg Rhonda Hoffman remembers some of the early signs that her mother was facing dementia: forgetting things, like a name that would usually come back to her, but didn’t; mixing fact with fiction; confusing things. But one of the most Read more …

Ontario’s chief coroner reviewing 132 cases where coroners investigated deaths of former patients

https://i.cbc.ca/1.2460324.1386793755!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/toe-tag.jpg Ontario’s Office of the Chief Coroner is reviewing 132 cases in which some of the province’s top-billing coroners investigated the death of a person they’d treated within five years of their demise.  The potential conflicts of interest were not Read more …

Twice, he went to the ER with stomach pain. Both times, doctors missed Stage 4 cancer and sent him home

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5389040.1575992766!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/karelpekarek.jpg Around noon on a Monday in June, a trim 75-year-old man from the suburbs went to the emergency room at Vancouver General Hospital with searing stomach pain. He had been quietly uncomfortable for weeks, but his family insisted he seek Read more …

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids’ study says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5390892.1576000588!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/obesity-brain.jpg New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.  Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain regions that regulate planning and impulse control? Is obesity a result Read more …

Yorkton family worries after city left without pediatrician

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5389158.1575903874!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/rachel-and-alice-gregoire.jpeg Rachel Gregoire’s daughter, Alice, has been through a lot in her first year of life.  Alice has esophageal atresia, which means her esophagus hasn’t developed properly. She was born unable to swallow and has digestive problems as a result. The Read more …