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The Importance of Being Ready

Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 AM

Are we ready? I wasn't. I'm paid to be. I'm expected to be. And on paper I was. But I wasn't. A year ago I had supplies ready for most possibl... More

One Year Later, the Healing Continues

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:22 AM

There is a photo that my wife took, just before she evacuated from the lower townsite with our two sons, Dylan and Ben, on May 3rd. She was stand... More

Comfort for the Soul

Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:24 AM

For Ruth Eastman, being a volunteer caregiver has always been a natural extension of who she is. ... More

Reflections on the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire

Monday, April 10, 2017 12:52 PM

I challenge you to think about this: recognizing the myriad of emotions and experiences of May 3, 2016 in Fort McMurray, how are you now, a year ... More

Glenrose Staff Chime In at Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:05 PM

Throughout our AHS sites, staff and volunteers bring the spirit of the season to patients and families.... More

Don't be Afraid to Reach Out for Help

Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:36 PM

I’m not going to lie – it’s been really hard since the wildfire. And it’s not always easy thinking about Christmas waiting around the corner... More

Cyber Monday Online Safety Tips

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:40 PM

In the medical field we often say 'prevention is better than the cure.' This applies to the online world as well... More

Screen Test

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:23 AM

What do you think when you hear ‘Screen Test’? You might think actors auditioning for a movie. But this actually refers to the Alberta Breast Sc... More

Fort McMurray, Recovery Can Take Time

Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:55 PM

I am a psychiatrist, who has enjoyed living and bringing up my family in Fort McMurray for the past 20 years. During several summers here we have... More

Attitude of Gratitude

Friday, July 15, 2016 10:11 AM

What are you grateful for? Maybe you’ve got a new car, bought that big screen TV you’ve been saving for or scored the promotion you’ve been wanti... More

Paying it Forward

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:36 PM

There’s nothing quite like an act of kindness to leave us feeling uplifted about the good in the world.... More

Keep Safe This Summer with Cyber Sunscreen

Friday, July 8, 2016 1:54 PM

The Internet has enabled so many great things. With this great connectivity comes an increased level of risk that we have to manage. ... More

Don't Get Burned Online This Summer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:22 PM

While you relax into summer, it’s important that you keep your guard up when it comes to online safety.... More

Things I learned from the 2013 Flood

Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:30 PM

For Alberta Health Services Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Trish Dribnenki-Pennock, the northern Alberta fires reminded her of her own struggles a... More

Passion for Health Events in Your Community

Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:53 AM

Every day, the Alberta Health Services team delivers high-quality health care to you and your family. You can help us do better.... More

Celebrating Our Nursing Teams

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:40 AM

During Nursing Week, I think about all the great teams I have worked with. This week gives me a chance to share how fabulous I think my fellow nu... More

Volunteer Power

Friday, April 8, 2016 3:15 PM

This morning, I had the honour and privilege of holding a sweet elderly woman's hand and being a loving presence as she took her last breaths. ... More

Going the Extra Mile for Mental health

Friday, April 8, 2016 2:49 PM

May 2 to 8 this year marks the 65th anniversary of Mental Health Week, which is devoted to raising awareness of and reducing the stigma around me... More

Giving Back Through Art

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:38 PM

Art is one way for children to heal and thrive. It’s restorative and allows them the power to express and create. ... More

911: How my child helped save my life

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:23 AM

I have no memory of December 27, 2015; but I can tell you this much... that was the day my five-year-old son, Dane, saved my life. ... More

Talking Turkey about Palliative and End of Life Care

Monday, December 21, 2015 2:29 PM

Whenever we get together, there is opportunity to have meaningful discussions about health care wishes and choices, and other plans such as where... More

Holiday Safety

Monday, December 14, 2015 10:42 AM

It’s that time of year when we like to offer everyone a few tips on how to stay safe and avoid some Grinches who may come visiting during the hol... More

Drumming Up Wellness

Monday, November 30, 2015 8:38 AM

The Rhythm Project has a vision to connect people through Community Drumming Circles; a place where everyone can experience hope and healing thro... More

Cyber Monday Online Safety Tips

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:05 PM

Monday November, 30 is Cyber Monday. It’s a relatively new phenomenon in Canada but has become very popular.... More

Child Abuse Awareness

Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:15 PM

October is Canada’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers a reminder to all Canadians to recognize the signs of child abuse and negle... More

Empowering Families at the Bedside

Friday, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Having a child in hospital can be a very stressful and emotional time for family members. Often families find it enormously helpful to speak with... More

The Importance of Patient and Family Centred Care

Monday, October 5, 2015 2:39 PM

One minute I was speaking to my secretary at work about transportation, and the next she was speaking a different language. I was very confused. ... More

Internet Security: At Home and at Work

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:43 PM

As Chief Information Security Officer for AHS, I make sure all of us do what we can to protect the confidential and often very sensitive informat... More

Environmental Health Officers at Work for Albertans

Friday, September 25, 2015 9:53 AM

When asked what I do for a living, I’m always proud of my answer... I am an Environmental Health Officer. ... More

Depression and how one man overcame it

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:55 PM

In March of 2005, I lost everything: our family farm to bankruptcy, my off-farm employment, and my marriage of 20 years. It all came to an end. E... More

Cardiac Pioneer's Legacy Saves One of His Own

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:22 PM

The word lucky isn’t something you would usually use to describe my situation. It is not lucky to have a child born with a heart defect that wou... More

Going the Extra Mile for Kids with Cancer

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:02 AM

As a paramedic, the toughest calls almost always involved a child. So when I had an incident during a race four years ago, I decided that I would... More

Children's Festival Food and Fun

Friday, June 12, 2015 11:04 AM

The Central Alberta Children’s Festival offers the perfect venue for us to see what kids these days know about health and nutrition. ... More

Reaching Out to Isolated Seniors

Thursday, June 4, 2015 3:14 PM

About a year ago, the Seniors Mental Health Outreach Team in Lethbridge set out to salvage valuable – but costly - seniors programs.... More

Caring is in the Family

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:01 PM

My name is Christie Nicholson and I’m currently a paramedic in Okotoks, AB. While I’ve been working in EMS for 11 years, the truth is EMS has bee... More

Nursing Relationships

Monday, May 11, 2015 2:45 PM

Have you ever met someone, perhaps in a line-up at the supermarket or on a bus, and they ask you what you do? In my experience, if you say you a... More

The Winning Surgery That Put Me Back On Track

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:53 AM

For almost six years, I lived with a right leg that was shorter than my left; the result of a fracture sustained in a racing accident at age 14. ... More

Thank You for Being Our Heroes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:46 AM

I’m writing this blog to thank all EMS, firefighters, doctors, nurses and hospital staff who helped in so many ways on May 15, 2010. ... More

EMS Palliative and End of Life Care

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 9:56 AM

A new provincewide EMS program is helping paramedics relieve stress on palliative care patients and their families as well reducing pressure on e... More

A powerful reminder why I do what I do

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:35 AM

I had a simple reason for wanting to pursue a career with Emergency Medical Services (EMS).... More

Inspiring Continuing Care Residents through Music

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:31 AM

Music, playing the guitar and singing have always been a part of my life. ... More

Community Paramedics - Bringing the right care at the right time in the right place

Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:04 PM

The thing I liked best when I worked as a paramedic on the ambulance was being at the right place at the right time to help patients. ... More

Serving by understanding spiritual beliefs

Monday, January 12, 2015 1:42 PM

Albertans often take their schools and health care for granted, but sometimes new Canadians are bowled over by our systems.... More

Medical Homes in Alberta’s Rural Communities

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:40 PM

As AHS encourages Albertans to pursue a passion for health, it is vitally important we all look to the future and take action early to maintain g... More