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I’m a family doctor in Halifax. Pay-for-service clinics will burden the public system.

A renewed interest in pay-for-service clinics could restrict health care access for those who need it most
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I’m a Canadian ER nurse who took a job in the U.S. so my family can survive

Between travel-nursing contracts and leaving the country, my colleagues are doing whatever we can to find stability. I don’t blame any of us for looking for work elsewhere. 
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The Big Idea: Help seniors age at home

“Seniors want to continue to live among young people and families—not just play golf or be entertained to death”
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When nursing burned me out, TikTok became a lifeline

Now I have millions of followers—and a way to cope
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An impossible job: What it’s like to work in a pediatric ICU

“No child should be denied a ventilator or bed, yet these are the kinds of decisions we were having to make”
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I am a MAID provider. It’s the most meaningful—and maddening—work I do. Here’s why.

Canada’s MAID laws are missing fundamental safeguards for vulnerable people. That needs to change. 
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Thousands of patients. No help. Meet the lone family doctor of Verona, Ontario.

I’m the only family doctor in a 2,000-person Ontario town. It’s impossible to be the doctor I want to be.
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Q&A with the surgeons who developed a world-first brain tumour treatment

After a promising start to their clinical trial, the surgeons behind the discovery share what happened inside the OR and the importance of their medical breakthrough
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Inside my three-day nightmare at a children’s ER

“If this madness continues, children are going to die here this winter”
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This B.C. clinic is charging $110 a month for access to a doctor. Is this the new normal?

Clinic owners are addressing the country’s widespread shortage of physicians with some creative solutions—doctor subscription, anyone?