Mammogram Bus

One in eight women in Alberta will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes, and the chances increase with age. Due to this, if you are between 50 and 74 you should get mammograms regularly. In order to make this goal more achievable Alberta Health Service’s mobile mammography unit will be visiting the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital from January 24th-29th. To book an appointment at the mobile screening unit, or at either the full-sized clinics located in Edmonton and Calgary, visit screeningforlife.ca/book-a-screening/. This mobile screening service is meant to bring breast cancer screening tests directly into communities outside of Edmonton and Calgary.…

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Artificial Trans-Fats Ban

It is no secret that poor diet is directly linked to chronic heart disease. It is also widely known that cardiovascular disease is one of the most prevalent health concerns in Canada, and the federal government has decided to take action. Monday, September 17th was the last day that food which contains artificial trans-fat could be manufactured.  This change has come due to the rise in heart disease in Canada. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor explained that "Health Canada's ban on partially hydrogenated oils in the food supply is part of the government of Canada's action to help protect Canadians…

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The Opioid Crisis

In Alberta, opioid abuse is becoming an increasingly devastating problem. Statistics put out by the Alberta government show that this year’s fatal fentanyl overdose toll is already on pace to pass last year’s mark, and any year’s before it. This steady increase has resulted in Alberta Health Services to take steps to raise awareness, as well making opioid dependency treatment more available. AHS has started an ad campaign that includes posters in restaurants, post-secondary institutions, and in transit services. As well, ads on FM radio stations, music streaming services such as Spotify, and on various social media platforms. The aim…

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Keys to a Successful Flu Season

With the flu season right around the corner it is crucial to remember AHS’ four keys to a safe and healthy autumn: get immunized, cover your cough, clean your hands, and stay home when you’re sick. Getting immunized is the best way for an individual to protect themselves against the flu, it is also one of the best ways to protect loved ones through what is call “herd immunity,” which is a resistance to a contagious disease in a population, by most of the individuals being immune to it. Every flu season, anyone over the age of six months old…

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Harvest Ball Tickets Available Online!

Event Info: Harvest Ball 9th Annual Recognition Dinner, Saturday October 13th, 2018 Semi Formal Dress CashBar Tickets 75$ per person Location - Royal Canadian Legion #27 Normandy Room, 9964 - 93 Ave The 9th annual harvest ball recognition dinner is booked for 2018, back in the Royal Canadian Legion! Join us at 6:00 pm October 13th for an evening of food, dancing and an exciting show by Zandra Bell. Ticket sales are now open, see you at the event! Purchase Now

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Advances in Training Procedures at FSCH

Since 2017 the simulation lab at FSCH has been operational and responsible for the training of many of our healthcare professionals. Simulation labs like this are becoming more and more standard when it comes to medical training, being implemented not only in hospitals for practicing healthcare professionals, but in universities for students as well.  These labs use state-of-the-art equipment, which includes life-like mannequins that are capable of recreating nearly any situation that can arise, including high-risk situations such as "CPR, ACLS, malignant hypothermia, any situation that doesn't happen very often," as described by the manager of site operations at FSCH,…

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