1 in 5 people without a family doctor in N.L., says medical association

Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, head of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, says lack of a family doctor is not a new problem, but it is a growing one. (Jonny Hodder.CBC) A lack of family physicians is a growing problem, and...

Ambulances tied up by delays in off-loading patients at St. John’s hospital ERs

In this archival photo, paramedics arriving at the the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's bring a patient on a stretcher into the emergency department. (CBC) Paramedics are voicing their concerns to the Newfoundland and Labrador government about delays in...

Medical trip going ahead for woman suffering from mysterious illness

This picture was taken before Whalen started having inexplicable reactions. (Submitted by Craig Whalen) After 16 months of turmoil for Suzanne and Craig Whalen, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as Suzanne is soon headed to...

St. John’s comedians smashing assumptions about disabled people one gig at a time

Camron Warren and Josh Menchions are longtime comedy fans who took the plunge into standup comedy this year. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC) Camron Warren's mom spelled his name without an E to set him apart from the rest of the Camerons in...

Whiteway woman’s mysterious illness baffling doctors, frustrating family

Suzanne Whalen, left — with her husband, Craig, and daughter, Katie — seen here in healthier times, has been having what look like severe allergic reactions, but doctors can't figure out what's causing them. (Submitted by Craig Whalen) A Newfoundland woman...

This St. John’s woman left the couch to chase the Ironman dream — and it saved her life

Cheryl Myers's before-and-after pictures show off the more than 100 pounds she has lost. (Cheryl Myers) Four years ago, Cheryl Myers didn't even own a bike or know how to swim, and her life was completely different. "I didn't do anything....

Classroom wellness a priority for St. John’s student on PM’s youth council

Waterford Valley High student Conor MacIsaac is one of eight young Canadians chosen to be part of the Prime Minister's Youth Council. (Kenny Sharpe/CBC) A St. John's high schooler wants to improve the mental health and wellness of his classmates...

‘Missing a part of me’: St. John’s woman says part of leg amputated after broken foot undiagnosed for 2 months

Samantha Rideout, 30, says she her right leg was amputated from the knee down after an infection in her foot spread to the bone. The St. John's woman says the outcome could have been different if Eastern Health had listened...

This man lost his leg after 7 years waiting for a kidney in N.L. — and now he’s losing hope

Jim Patten says he believes he's lost his chance of ever getting a new kidney. (Sherry Vivian/CBC) Jim Patten was lying in a hospital bed in St. John's in March, recovering from a series of surgeries to remove his right...

Looking to terminate, but nowhere to turn? Abortion doulas can help

Shannon Hardy, a doula who volunteers to help women through the logistics and emotions of an abortion, offered a training session in St. John's over the weekend. (CBC) A growing ring of volunteers are bringing abortion counselling to Newfoundland and...
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