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Alberta doctors swap scrubs for jerseys at World Medical Football Championship

Typically, Dr. Kamal Daniel spends his days as a family physician in Red Deer. This week, though, he’s in Mar del Plata, Argentina, alongside about four dozen other Canadian doctors, from pharmacologists to surgeons to ophthalmologists, playing soccer in an international tournament. They’re not professional athletes. They just love the …

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U.S. doctor’s offer of free medical help for Fogo Island rejected after licensing snag

When a Massachusetts doctor with Newfoundland ties heard Fogo Island has been without a permanent family doctor since June, he knew he wanted to help. But Dr. Paul Hart’s offer of three months of his medical services — for free — ran into licensing problems with the College of Physicians …

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Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care. When Sharman Minus had a heart attack in early 2020, she hadn’t had a family doctor in two years. The 69-year-old Victoria retiree still doesn’t and as a result waits hours in emergency rooms or on telehealth lines  explaining her medical history again and again, hoping to get help for chronic symptoms …

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Fewer medical students are pursuing family practices, and these doctors are worried

Fewer medical school graduates are choosing to go into family medicine and open primary-care practices, data shows, at a time when more than one million Ontarians can’t find a family doctor and just as many are set to lose the ones they already have. Data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service shows …

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Insurance provider agrees to cover $35K medical bill for Manitoba mom who was international student

A Manitoba mother of three will no longer have to answer calls from collection agencies or worry about paying thousands of dollars in medical bills, after her private insurer agreed to retroactively cover the costs — following her decision to go public with her story. But advocates say even though her bills will be …

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Canadian medical students call for free, universal access to contraception

Medical students across Canada are calling on the federal government to make contraception free and universally available to all.  In Canada, it’s up to provincial governments to determine what medical needs are covered by insurance, including contraception. But coverage varies from province to province, and contraception is often not included in …

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Transgender youth in Alabama can get gender-affirming medical care, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the medication ban, which took effect May 8, while …

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Medical students studying in China University seeks physical training in India, Delhi HC issues notice, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Medical students studying in China University seeks physical training in India, Delhi HC issues notice, Health News, ET HealthWorld

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and National Medical Council (NMC) on a plea moved by students seeking directions to NMC to allow physical training in India of Indian students studying medicine in China, who are stuck in their home country India, due to COVID-19 …

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