healthcare

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I love being an ER doctor—but the patient load is crushing

Physician Andrew Battison is one of 190 doctors asking the Alberta government to increase support for health care
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I opened Canada’s first dementia village. Here’s how it works. 

The village has a general store, a café and bistro, a woodworking shop and a beauty salon
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Canadian doctors say birth tourism is on the rise. It could hurt the health care system.

Physicians in Alberta say more people are landing, giving birth and leaving with Canadian citizenship for their kids. It’s straining the health care system in more ways than one.
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Why I Paid $5000 for MRIs

"I travelled two hours and got five MRIs done at once. The next day, I finally had answers.”
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Why I Paid $30,000 For a Hip-Replacement Surgery

"I still don’t understand why I was able to get surgery in eight weeks when I paid for it, but 18 to 24 months if I’d used the public system."
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Why I Pay $3,700 A Year For a Private Health Clinic

"I know that if I email the clinic, I’ll get a response within a few hours, and I can refill my prescriptions via email as well."
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Why I Paid $8,700 for Knee Surgery

"My doctor told me MRIs were moving quickly those days—I’d only have to wait a few months. But that was longer than my EI would last me."
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The Power List 2023

Ranking the 100 Canadians Shaping the Country in 2023
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How to fix our broken health care system

Dr. Andrew Boozary dissects proposed solutions like privatization and prescribes a new approach to delivering health care across Canada
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I’m on a waitlist for a doctor with 95,000 Nova Scotians

More than one in ten people from the province are without a doctor. “Watching my prescription run out feels like watching a time bomb ticking down,” says Evelyn Hornbeck