Mental health supports expanded for frontline health workers in B.C.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More support is now available to 911 dispatchers, nurses and health-care aides across British Columbia dealing with work-related trauma. Changes taking effect April 16 put mental health disorders on the same level as cancer. Labour Minister Harry Bains says these changes are updating supports first introduced in 2005.. READ MORE

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MONCTON, N.B. – A New Brunswick woman injured in a car crash is headed to court this week to argue her insurance company should cover the cost of her hip surgery in a private clinic because she faces a four-year wait in the public system.

One of her lawyers says it’s a case that could have implications for health care across the Canada. Mike Murphy, a senior partner with Forte Law in Moncton, N.B., says the woman in her 20s was injured in a collision three years ago, but her hip injury wasn’t diagnosed until six months ago. Murphy says […]

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If you’ve ever needed to recover from an athletic injury, you’ve probably used ice to reduce soreness and swelling

If you’ve ever needed to recover from an athletic injury, you’ve probably used ice to reduce soreness and swelling. For decades, doctors and athletic trainers have recommended RICE — rest, ice, compression and elevation — to reduce the pain and inflammation of sprained ankles. Inflammation has been viewed as the enemy of recovery. But what […]

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Review of accessibility act released with proposed fixes

A mandatory review of the province’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act has been released with recommendations for improvement. Theresa Harvey Pruden, who was hired more than a year ago to do the review and has three decades of experience in the provincial public sector, said in the 81-page report she looked at all five areas of […]

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U.S. won’t allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rejected a detailed application to bring Paul David Power’s autobiographical play “Crippled” to a San […]

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