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Alberta pays $900K to health executive fired for spending on meals, car phone, butler

EDMONTON - Alberta taxpayers will be shelling out $900,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former health executive fired over lavish expenses....

posted: October 31,2014





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Alberta Health Services dealing with another stolen laptop with patient info

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Alberta Health Services is dealing with another stolen laptop containing the personal information of patients....


Merger of Nova Scotia health authorities to reduce number of executives by half

HALIFAX - The number of executives to operate Nova Scotia's health system will be trimmed by half once the government reduces the number of health boards from 10 to two on Apr. 1....


Delay in executing judge's refugee health-care ruling dangerous, court told

TORONTO - Any delay in implementing a judge's ruling that struck down the Harper government's severe restrictions on health-care coverage for refugee claimants and their families would put lives at risk, a court heard Thursday....


Two rather than 3 HPV vaccine dosages will suffice for girls under 15: study

VANCOUVER - New research by a team in British Columbia shows girls under 15 years would only need two rather than three doses of HPV vaccine to protect themselves from certain forms of cancer....


NDP criticizes travel costs of consultants for Lean health-care program

REGINA - Consultants hired through a government program to streamline health services in Saskatchewan have spent more than $2.7 million on travel costs....


Ebola fears infect a medical conference: Louisiana tells some attendees to stay away

NEW ORLEANS - Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have...






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