Manitoba NDP holds rally in hopes of saving Seven Oaks Hospital’s ER

Dozens of people gathered outside Seven Oaks Hospital on Sunday afternoon to protest the upcoming closure of the hospital’s emergency room.The transition of the facility’s ER to an urgent care centre was originally scheduled for September but has since been moved up to Monday at 7 a.m.READ MORE: Seven Oaks Emergency Department to be converted to Urgent Care two months early“(Premier Brian) Pallister is choosing to close another ER despite clear evidence it will hurt patients,” Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew told reporters in front of the hospital. “When he…

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Winnipeg camp to help those with disabilities learn to ride a bike

A camp in Winnipeg is aiming to give everyone a chance to learn how to ride a bike.“This camp is built for kids and adults with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike. A lot of people with disabilities have a challenge riding a bike and this camp aims to making the learning easy,” said iCan Shine camp director Sean Frain.The camp, based out of the United States, has been taking place in the city for four years.READ MORE: Edmonton program connects disabled children with adaptive bikesStory continues belowWinnipeg’s St. Amant,…

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Innovative Indigenous health centre to incorporate cultural elements in fight against HIV in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

An Indigenous-led research centre tackling the rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is one step closer to reality after a $2.84 million federal grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.The centre, which will address STIs among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, is being spearheaded by Indigenous researchers at the University of Saskatchewan.Story continues belowWhile the physical location of the centre is yet to be determined, Saskatchewan’s status as the province with the highest rates of HIV makes it a logical choice. The…

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Record-setting Winnipeg grandfather to receive Order of Manitoba for ultra-marathon charity work

A local grandfather and ultra-marathon cyclist will be receiving the Order of Manitoba on Thursday for his years of dedication to charity work that give new meaning to the term ‘extreme’.Winnipegger Arvid Loewen has spent the past 15 years cycling across Canada (four times), the United States (twice) and beyond, all in support of a street children’s rescue mission in Africa.Story continues belowLoewen said he first got involved with the charity, Mully Children’s Family, as a way to make his long-distance cycling double as a way to generate awareness and…

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Manitoba parents concerned with birth registration delays

As a mother of three Tasha Gregory is no stranger to Manitoba’s birth registry system, but the Winnipegger says she’s surprised by how long the process is taking this time around.Gregory’s two older children received their birth registration in a timely manner, she says, only taking a couple of weeks.However, when it comes to her new baby boy, she is still waiting on the documents well over a month after his birth.Story continues below“He’s six-weeks old and his registration still isn’t even close to the front of the cue,” she…

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University of Manitoba drops faculty member amid RCMP investigation

The University of Manitoba has severed ties with a faculty member in its health sciences department after she was linked to an ongoing RCMP investigation.Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, an award-winning Ebola researcher who worked as an adjunct professor in the department of medical microbiology, is no longer at the university, according to spokesperson John Danakas.“Dr. Qiu’s appointment as a non-salaried adjunct at the University of Manitoba has ended, pending the RCMP investigation,” he wrote.Story continues belowRelatedView original article here Source

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Potential blood test for dementia exciting news for doctors, patients, says Manitoba expert

Scientists may be closing in on developing a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.Researchers at an international conference in Los Angeles revealed results of their studies Monday, saying one test seems to be 88 per cent accurate.While there’s still work to be done before this becomes a reality, a local expert in the field told Global News that it’s exciting news for dementia researchers and, potentially, for patients.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Health organizations have positive outlook on national dementia strategy“There…

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Manitoba RCMP investigate possible policy breach at National Microbiology Lab

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.Police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada, RCMP confirmed.READ MORE: This ‘lucky mistake’ from a Winnipeg lab is saving people from Ebola in the Congo (May 25, 2018)“Based on information received to date, the RCMP has assessed that there is no threat to public safety at this time,” the statement said.Story continues below“In order to maintain the integrity of the investigative process, we have no further comment at this time.”The Public Health…

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Lifeflight doctors back aboard planes for July

Doctors working in the Lifeflight program are back on the planes — at least temporarily.After refusing to board the new planes when the province terminated the use of the old Cessna Citation jets in mid-June, the doctors are testing the waters for the month of July.Dr. Renate Singh, medical director for the Lifeflight program, said Monday was the first time the planes have been fully staffed since mid-June.Story continues belowIn the interim, the planes had been staffed with other providers — including nurses and advanced care paramedics — to transport…

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Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery continues to support Manitoba patients

July 11 2019 11:25am Former Health Sciences Patient, Dwight McMillan, shares his experience at HSC and why buying a Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery ticket to support three of Winnipeg’s biggest hospitals is so important. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var…

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