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West end resource centre for homeless Edmontonians closing over lack of funding

Elaine Hyshka comments on the impact of this closure.

Shelby Yamamoto says Albertans are better prepared for colder weather, but heat is increasing as a priority.

Louis Francescutti urges precautions as Calgary sees faster-than-usual shift to scorching temperatures

Louis Francescutti says limited time in the hot sun is recommended, along with UV protection, sunscreen and proper hydration throughout the day.

Whooping cough outbreak grows in Alberta: ‘Any rise in cases is concerning’

Shannon McDonald says whooping cough is extremely dangerous for young kids.

Can a drastic change in weather make you sick?

Louis Francescutti explains why drastic changes in the weather might make you feel unwell.

Elaine Hyshka shares insight as Alberta considers involuntary treatment

Researcher says there are a number of problems with Alberta’s potential law aimed at involuntary treatment for people dealing with addictions.

U of A professor shares insight as 1,630 Albertans died from drug poisoning in 2022

Elaine Hyshka says the number of deaths due to drug poisonings in the province is not an easy thing to see.

Lentils, halal meat: Alberta food banks address demand for cultural groceries

Elizabeth Onyango says people from ethnic backgrounds often feel food bank items are not culturally appropriate when they’re seeking assistance.

Patrick Hanington leads energy and water workshops

Hanington led participants of Inside Education’s Youth Environmental Leadership Summit through hands-on workshops.

It's Poison Prevention Week

Kathy Belton says the most common calls involving kids concern acetaminophen and ibuprofen, making over-the-counter medication the source of the issue.

Edmonton’s inner-city shigella outbreak reopened after 5 new cases require hospitalization

Dr. Louis Francescutti says appropriate treatment is not possible when a person is homeless.

U of A professor helped launch Bridge Healing Transitional Accommodation Program

Louis Francescutti says helping people beyond the ER was the motivation behind a pilot project he helped launch in Edmonton.

U of A professor comments on the future of supervised consumption sites

Elaine Hyshka says recent changes to supervised consumption sites are undermining the effectiveness of drug-use sites by severing connections between service providers and clients, and making them more inaccessible.

Opinion: Stan Houston writes that healthier communities make for sustainable health care in Alberta

To truly make a lasting impact, we must tackle the many social and community factors that contribute to poor physical and mental health. 

Elaine Hyshka shares insight as Alberta steers away from harm-reduction approach

With safe supply, 'we could reduce deaths immediately in the short term', expert says.

Louis Francescutti says shigella is commonly transmitted when people don’t have access to good personal hygiene

Edmonton’s Shigella outbreak over after 5 months, 206 confirmed infections, 139 hospitalized

Louis Francescutti shares insight on U of A’s healing transitional accommodation program

Fracescutti discusses Asamina Kochi, the Bridge Healing Transitional Accommodation Program.

U of A expert discusses substance abuse issues in Alberta

Louis Francescutti says Alberta and B.C. historically have higher consumption rates for alcohol and other drugs than other provinces.

Edmonton is caught in a stagnant weather pattern

Shelby Yamamoto discusses the risks associated with prolonged periods of poor air quality.

Louis Francescutti shares insight on how patients can deal with drastic weather changes

If you know what's coming, you can prepare yourself.

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