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Sleep: The most important part of the day

We live in a fast-paced society. Everything needs to be done now, and there's always more we have to do. Multitasking is now the norm, and it's even more hectic when kids are added to the mix. Sound familiar? Being able to do it all is good, but to do it all at the expense...

source: By Jeff White
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Natalie Harris has been on the front lines of the opioid crisis from opposite sides, both as a paramedic and someone who has faced addiction head-on in her own life. Her battle with addiction began when she started exhibiting...

source: Barrie Today

The union representing the province's paramedics says Nova Scotia's health care system is overwhelmed right now. This comes after Cape Breton's regional hospital experienced a major backlog, resulting in no ambulances being available. President...

source: Halfiax Today

A recent decision by the province to move local ambulance dispatching to Hamilton from Cambridge could be reversed. That service is responsible for dispatching ambulances to Guelph and Wellington County. The Region of Waterloo is asking the province to allow it to assume...

source: Kitchener Today

The medical system on Cape Breton Island is in critical condition. So say some medical staff who also admit they can barely keep up with demand. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, IUOE Local 727 president Michael Nickerson said there were no ambulances available to...

source: CTV News

Cases of post-traumatic stress and other mental trauma among local paramedics are rising, their chief says. “More and more we’re seeing staff going off with PTSD and mental health issues,” Chief Doug Socha said Wednesday in a meeting of the Hastings-Quinte...

source: Bellville Intelligencer

The chair of the Nipissing DSSAB says EMS handles 18,000 calls a year and Mark King says half the calls are related to mental illness or drug addictions. King says the sheer volume of calls puts a tremendous strain on the system...

source: MyNorthBayNow


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