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Manitoba health officials say more flu shots would help ease strain on health care

Manitoba health officials say more flu shots would help ease strain on health care

WINNIPEG — The number of children seeking treatment for respiratory viruses at the children's hospital in Winnipeg is unprecedented for this time of year, a top doctor at the facility said Tuesday.
$3.5M gene therapy for hemophilia gets FDA approval

$3.5M gene therapy for hemophilia gets FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved the first gene therapy for hemophilia, a $3.5 million one-time treatment for the blood-clotting disorder.
Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr.
'So proud': Memories shared by paramedic who unknowingly treated daughter in crash

'So proud': Memories shared by paramedic who unknowingly treated daughter in crash

AIRDRIE, Alta. — An Alberta paramedic who unknowingly treated her own daughter after a fatal crash brushed away tears Tuesday as she remembered a beautiful girl who fought until the end. Jayme Erickson was called to the crash north of Calgary on Nov.
Halifax proposes 'sobering centre' as alternative to lockup for the highly impaired

Halifax proposes 'sobering centre' as alternative to lockup for the highly impaired

Halifax city council has voted in favour of a pilot project to create a "sobering centre" as an alternative to police lockups, more than six years after the death in detention of a heavily intoxicated man.
Ontario's doctors push province to create non-profit surgical centres for backlog

Ontario's doctors push province to create non-profit surgical centres for backlog

TORONTO — Ontario doctors pushed lawmakers this week to create specialized non-profit clinics to tackle a massive surgical backlog that worsened during the pandemic.
Boost in people seeking HealthCare.gov coverage, HHS says

Boost in people seeking HealthCare.gov coverage, HHS says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it’s seeing a big uptick in the number of new customers buying private health insurance for 2023 from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. Nearly 3.
Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation in
US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

Americans who got the updated COVID-19 booster shots are better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven’t — at least for now, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Kids' hospital in London, Ont., reduces surgeries to aid overwhelmed critical care

Kids' hospital in London, Ont., reduces surgeries to aid overwhelmed critical care

LONDON, Ont. — Another pediatric hospital in Ontario says it's cutting back on surgeries to help prop up its overburdened critical care units.
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