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Wildfire smoke: Should people still be worried about health effects? Our medical analyst explains

CNN — Smoke from more than 430 active wildfires in Canada spread south last week and led to the worst pollution the New York and Washington regions have ever experienced. More than 75 million people in the eastern US were under air quality alert as wildfire smoke shrouded major cities. Some flights were grounded, events

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How Canadians can save money and earn rewards by making healthy choices

Open this photo in gallery: More and more people are thinking proactively about their well-being. For some, taking control is in response to deficiencies in the health care system that were laid bare during a once-in-a-century pandemic. A new Leger Marketing Inc. survey found that 86 per cent of Canadians are worried about the state

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The Catholic school board is hosting mental health talks for parents

The goal of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is for Trish Tessier’s talk to provide new insights and strategies for parents as they continue to navigate building healthy and connected relationships with their children The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) is hosting an event on Monday, April 17 from 6 to

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Their fetus had a fatal condition, but they couldn’t leave Texas for an abortion : Shots

Samantha Casiano and Luis Villasana and had a baby last week who died shortly after birth. The fatal condition was diagnosed at 20 weeks of pregnancy. When Casiano asked her OB-GYN what her options were, she was told, “You don’t have any options. You have to go on with your pregnancy.” Kelsey Durell hide caption

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Why friendship makes us healthier

For Denworth, who talks about concentric circles of friendship based on closeness, “It’s better that ambivalent relationships don’t live in the center of the circle.” Ideally this type of friendship would be repaired, culled, or moved to a further circle. For while strong friendships bring strong health benefits, a higher number of ambivalent relationships is

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Alberta health minister promises $158M in budget to recruit front-line health staff

Alberta’s health minister says there will be $158 million in the upcoming budget to attract more physicians and other health-care professionals to fill gaps in care. Jason Copping says the workforce is stretched and demands will only increase as the population ages. The budget is to be delivered Feb. 28, and Copping says more than

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