Latest Alberta Health Services Stories

2014-09-09 08:32:28

Ten Canadian Teams Join IHI Triple Aim Collaborative OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced a new cohort of Canadian teams participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs: An IHI Triple Aim Collaborative. Over 12 months, the teams will transform how their organizations care for patients living with complex health needs so patients experience better care...

2014-02-19 16:24:31

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, Chair, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Mental Health Commission (MHCC) of Canada Board of Directors. The new members are: Janet M. Davidson, Deputy Minister of Alberta Health Ms. Davidson is a well-recognized and respected health care executive with a reputation for working with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding results: individually, organizationally, and at the community level. She has...

2014-01-22 16:25:57

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists at the Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary are teaming up with the YMCA Calgary to study the effect of intensive aerobic activity on brain plasticity and as a potential new therapy for depression in adolescents. Dr. Frank MacMaster, holder of the Cuthbertson & Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health, will lead the pilot study - a first of its kind in Canada. His research team will work with certified...

Inactivity Increases Risk Of Cancer
2011-11-04 08:14:14

The analysis of a new major study has concurred with decades of research that being active means being healthy, and also reduces the risk of cancer. But just being active doesn´t mean you are fit for life. The new evidence suggests that people who have sedentary lifestyles, even when they do have exercise routines, are at an increased risk of cancer. The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.