8 cases of whooping cough confirmed in N.W.T.’s Tlicho region

A file photo of a child coughing. There are eight confirmed cases of whooping cough in the N.W.T.'s Tlicho region, according to a Friday news release from the Health Department. (Camelialy/Shutterstock) There are eight confirmed cases of whooping cough in...

Can’t get hemodialysis at home, Yukon man opts to forego treatment to put pressure on health authorities

Terry Coventry pictured in Whitehorse General Hospital. (Steve Silva/CBC) A 74-year-old man from Whitehorse says he's going to stay in the city for his final days alive, foregoing life-saving hemodialysis available to him in Vancouver, to put pressure on the...

Can’t get hemodialysis at home, Yukon man opts to forgo treatment to put pressure on health authorities

Terry Coventry pictured in Whitehorse General Hospital. (Steve Silva/CBC) A 74-year-old man from Whitehorse says he's going to stay in the city for his final days alive, forgoing life-saving hemodialysis available to him in Vancouver, to put pressure on the...

Adults in the N.W.T. can soon get diagnosed at a new FASD clinic

Eric Wardell has never been formally diagnosed with FASD but family members have told him he was prenatally exposed to alcohol. Now adults like Wardell, will soon have the option to get a clinical FASD diagnosis without leaving the N.W.T....

Case of whooping cough in Iqaluit confirmed by Nunavut Health Department

Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief medical officer of health, says one case of whooping cough has been confirmed in Iqaluit. (CBC) A case of whooping cough in Iqaluit was confirmed by the Nunavut Health Department last week.  The virus, also...

Yukon doctors see untapped potential in ‘virtual care’

The Yukon Medical Association is hosting a 'virtual care summit' this weekend, for doctors to learn more about how to work with patients other than face-to-face. (Eric Rankin, CBC) Yukon doctors are learning about ways to incorporate more "virtual care"...

‘They neglected me’: Nunavut mother wants investigation after medical travel debacle

'I felt like I had to choose between my son and my health for 11 days,' says Demetra Panaktak, who delayed travelling to Yellowknife from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, to see a medical specialist twice because of issues with medical travel....

Medical boarding homes ‘over capacity’ in Yellowknife and Edmonton

The Larga Kitikmeot medical boarding home in Yellowknife is over capacity. (Kate Kyle/CBC) Two medical boarding homes in Yellowknife and Edmonton don't have enough beds for patients on most nights, forcing the overflow of clients to stay in hotels, and...

Yellowknife healing camp to offer breakfast to people in need

Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation executive director Donald Prince speaks with nursing students at the foundation's healing camp in Yellowknife in May. Prince says starting Tuesday, the healing camp will be open for breakfast, with a counsellor coming downtown early in...

Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique from any present-day population, study finds

A file photo of the northern village of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Que. Some community members participated in a new study published Monday about the genetic architecture of Inuit in the Nunavik region. (Catou MacKinnon/CBC) Researchers have found that Inuit from northern Quebec are...
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