The doctor is in, but won’t see you: No psychiatrist for in-patients in St. Anthony

A St. Anthony man says he was so unwell last month that he was admitted to hospital but wasn't allowed to see a medical doctor who specialized in the specific health problem he was facing. T.J. Smith went to the...

As diving resumes at salmon die-off site, doctor wants more action to avoid decompression sickness

A stop-work order on diving at the cleanup site of the salmon die-off in Fortune Bay has been lifted, but a medical specialist in decompression sickness says the number of recent cases involving diving and aquaculture in Newfoundland and Labrador point to...

There’s an E. coli outbreak in N.L., with province confirming 22 cases this week

The Department of Health and Community Services says there is an E. coli outbreak in the province after confirming 22 cases of it within one week.  Public health officials within the department, as well as the regional health authorities are...

N.L. staying in class-action fight for opioid compensation in Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador says it will continue to fight for compensation from the drug companies and individuals it claims are responsible for the 'extraordinary toll' the opioid crisis has taken in the province. "Our government remains ready and willing to participate in the reported effort...

1 in 5 people without a family doctor in N.L., says medical association

A lack of family physicians is a growing problem, and the province needs to rethink how it delivers health-care services, says the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association. "It's a complex situation that's been going on for a long time," says...

Ambulances tied up by delays in off-loading patients at St. John’s hospital ERs

Paramedics are voicing their concerns to the Newfoundland and Labrador government about delays in patients being admitted to emergency departments in St. John's. Those long waits are keeping their ambulances from responding to calls — for potentially hours at a time....

Medical trip going ahead for woman suffering from mysterious illness

After 16 months of turmoil for Suzanne and Craig Whalen, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as Suzanne is soon headed to a doctor's appointment in Toronto to hopefully finally get answers about an undiagnosed illness...

St. John’s comedians smashing assumptions about disabled people one gig at a time

Camron Warren's mom spelled his name without an E to set him apart from the rest of the Camerons in the world. Her son was going to be something special. "Little did she know," Warren jokes, gesturing to his arms...

Whiteway woman’s mysterious illness baffling doctors, frustrating family

A Newfoundland woman with a mysterious illness is living out a real-life version of a television medical drama — except she doesn't know if a doctor will have a flash of inspiration and diagnose her in the nick of time. Suzanne Whalen, 45, of Whiteway,...

This St. John’s woman left the couch to chase the Ironman dream — and it saved her life

Four years ago, Cheryl Myers didn't even own a bike or know how to swim, and her life was completely different. "I didn't do anything. I'd go to work, go home, I would eat, I would watch TV," she said. "I was...
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