Calling all snowbirds: Submit your vaccine info to AHS
Alberta / covid 19

Calling all snowbirds: Submit your vaccine info to AHS

News ReleaseCalling all snowbirds: Submit your vaccine info to AHS Albertans who received COVID-19 vaccinations outside the country or province can now submit their records to Alberta Health Services. Any Albertan who has received a first or second dose outside of the country or in another province can bring a copy of their immunization records … Continue reading

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AHS FORECASTS DRASTIC RISE IN COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS BY CHRISTMAS EVE

News Release AHS FORECASTS DRASTIC RISE IN COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS BY CHRISTMAS EVE CALGARY – Jason Kenney and the UCP government must make all internal Alberta Health Services projections public as new data observed by the NDP Opposition indicates hospitalizations could rise more than 50 per cent in both major cities by Christmas Eve. Standing in … Continue reading

Alberta

609 new cases identified on Nov. 5; Nine additional deaths since Nov. 3

News Release Update 137: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Nov. 6, 5:15 p.m.) Strong public health measures are being implemented to protect the health system and limit the spread of COVID-19. Expanded mandatory and voluntary limits on social gatherings are now in place to help reduce growing caseloads. Latest updates To date, 24,684 Albertans have recovered … Continue reading

Alberta

AHS influenza immunization program begins today

News Release AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday   Starting Monday (Oct. 23), Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program. Offering influenza immunization, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, the vaccine will be available at hundreds of Alberta Health … Continue reading

Alberta

AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam

News Release AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam EDMONTON/NORTH – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning women in the Edmonton area and northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer screening results. AHS has received reports eight women in the Edmonton, Barrhead and Athabasca areas have received a phone call … Continue reading

AHS offers free, safe food handling courses in May, June
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AHS offers free, safe food handling courses in May, June

News Release AHS offers free, safe food handling courses in May, June   SOUTH ZONE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend safe food handling courses, offered free of charge by Alberta Health Services (AHS). These Environmental Public Health courses educate volunteer food handlers and … Continue reading

Misericordia hospital gets new emergency department
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Misericordia hospital gets new emergency department

News Release Misericordia hospital gets new emergency department   A new emergency department is part of a $65-million capital investment in the Misericordia Community Hospital over four years that will improve care for ER patients. Tana Fish, Patrick Dumelie and Minister Sarah Hoffman “Our government is proud to fix problems ignored by the previous government … Continue reading

Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women; Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study
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Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women; Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study

News Release Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study Story by Kristin Bernhard Five hours of exercise per week can reduce the risk of developing cancer, including breast cancer, in post-menopausal women, according to an Alberta Health Services (AHS) research study. Body fat, abdominal fat … Continue reading

AHS takes action on OAG mental health report; Health Minister responds to Auditor General recommendations on mental health
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AHS takes action on OAG mental health report; Health Minister responds to Auditor General recommendations on mental health

News Releases AHS takes action on OAG mental health report EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to take action that will address recommendations from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to improve care and supports for those suffering from addiction and mental illness. The OAG report, released yesterday (www.oag.ab.ca/node/494), makes three new recommendations … Continue reading