The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Health

Marnie Deschenes remembers the exact day when her life changed. It was June 15, 2013. Overnight, her son went from a healthy child to someone she barely recognized.

With the release of the influenza vaccination on Oct. 15, Alberta Health Services announced that children ages five and up can receive their flu shot at a pharmacy, rather than children ages nine and up as in previous years. This change was made to ensure that Alberta’s immunization program is comparable to what other provinces are doing.

It’s just not enough. That’s what local non-profit and community assistance programmers are saying about the first dental fee guide to come out in Alberta since 1997.

Rachel Currie, 17, knows all too well the side effects of cannabis. She started smoking at age 12, and didn’t realize she was headed for trouble.