Health

Cats, as well as dogs and bats are the most common animals reported to the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region for possible rabies. Last year, a bat was tested positive for the disease.
Cats, as well as dogs and bats are the most common animals reported to the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region for possible rabies. Last year, a bat was tested positive for the disease. file photo/paNOW Staff

Rabid animals rare, but concern still real: health region

By Jeff Labine
May 24, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 10:58pm

As the weather improves and more people venture outdoors, animal encounters increase. The health region reminds some of these animals carry potentially deadly diseases.

A course offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic will help prepare nurses new to emergency rooms in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR).
A course offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic will help prepare nurses new to emergency rooms in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR). Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Sask. Polytechnic training will further prepare nurses for ER

By Tyler Marr
May 22, 2017 - 1:40pm Updated: May 22, 2017 - 6:13pm

A course offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic will help prepare nurses new to emergency rooms in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR).

Florence Highway, a volunteer with Diabetes Canada, said the primary goal of the gathering was education.
Florence Highway, a volunteer with Diabetes Canada, said the primary goal of the gathering was education. Jeff Labine/paNOW Staff

Aboriginal Diabetes conference doesn’t ‘sugarcoat’ problem

By Teena Monteleone and Jeff Labine
May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: May 18, 2017 - 6:21am

There are over 100,000 people living with diabetes in Saskatchewan today, but Diabetes Canada estimates that number climbs to 175,000 when you add the number of people living with pre-diabetes. 

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