Health

Ottawa hospitals to expand MRI services

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/31/17106546.html Relief is on the way for more than 4,000 people on a non-urgent MRI waiting list at the Ottawa Hospital, as three area hospitals are boosting the operating hours for MRI scans. “We will be putting additional shifts on, on evenings, nights and weekends,” said Paula Doering, vice-president of clinical programs at […]

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Mental health walk-in clinic a saviour for stressed teens

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/14/16894481.html For teenagers like Leo Nuhijaj, juggling responsibilities isn’t easy. “I have basketball, then after basketball I have work, then after work I have to study for my exams and summatives. So it’s really stressful,” Nuhijaj, 16, said. To help stressed out teens, the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is launching a free mental […]

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Province kicks in $2M for dental help

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/11/16849516.html Ottawa Public Health is getting two million dollars from the province’s Healthy Smiles program. That means up to 10,000 local children from low-income families can access free dental care at public clinics. And that’s good news to people who consider visiting the dentist a luxury. “I really need to clean my teeth […]

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