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Ontario has promised to put immigrant nurses to work faster.  That change is long overdue

Ontario has promised to put immigrant nurses to work faster. That change is long overdue

This column is an opinion piece by Yamaan Alsumadi, a nursing student in Thunder Bay, Ont. For more information about CBC’s Opinion sectionplease see the FAQs. I’m a fourth-year nursing student studying at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., and I’m in a classroom filled with people who are perfectly qualified to help out with …

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Overworked and underpaid, this Salt Spring Island doctor says family physicians are burning out

White Coat Black Art26:30Salt Spring family doctor blues Three years since starting his family practice, Dr. Christopher Applewhite says he regularly considers quitting. Applewhaite practices on Salt Spring Island, BC — the largest of the province’s Gulf Islands — where, he says, half of the residents are without a family doctor. That figure is far …

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Behavioral weight loss interventions: Do they work in primary care?

Multiple supportive connections in community settings can help people lose weight. Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight is a major health issue, not only in the United States but in many countries throughout the world. Governments are looking to identify the most effective services to support people to lose weight and improve overall health. A …

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More staff needed at Waterloo region hospitals.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) says Kitchener-Waterloo hospitals need to hire 1,200 more staff per year to meet patients’ needs and deal with soaring emergency room wait times. During a news conference Wednesday morning, CUPE members from hospitals and paramedic services said existing staffing shortages will deepen unless urgent action is taken to …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared in unit of Kingston General Hospital – Kingston

Ontario’s Kingston Health Sciences Center has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in a wing of Kingston General Hospital. There are currently six COVID-19 positive patients in the Connell 9 unit, where the outbreak has been declared. Read more: Lack of parking near Kingston General Hospital leaves hospital staff frustrated Read More Lack of parking near Kingston …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Connell 9 unit of KGH – Kingston News

Kingston General Hospital main entrance. Photo by Josie Vallier/Kingstonist. Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after six patients tested positive for the virus. KHSC made the announcement in the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, noting that the outbreak is on the Connell 9 …

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Ontario reports slight increase in lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as other public health indicators remain stable

Ontario is reporting a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases detected through PCR testing for the second consecutive week, but most other public health indicators remain stable. The latest data from the Ministry of Health suggests that there were 8,354 new lab-confirmed cases over the last seven days, up from 7,945 the previous …

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Dengue fever cases rise towards quarter century peak

The situation is rendered more worrisome because the virus has been found in more localities and the country’s healthcare sector has already been stretched thin by the prolonged Covid-19 fight. Addressing a Friday conference held in HCMC on preventing and fighting dengue fever, Doctor Luong Chan Quang with the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute …

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