What it’s like … to provide health care near the North Pole

Warrant Officer Hollie Butticci is a physician assistant based at Canadian Forces Base Borden. She returned in February after eight months at Canadian Forces Station Alert, known as the northernmost permanently inhabited place on Earth, 817 kilometres from the North Pole. More…

Asthma and allergy doctor Paul O’Byrne named head of health sciences at McMaster University

Dr. Paul O’Byrne will become dean and vice-president of the faculty that oversees the research and training of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and midwives July 1 as Dr. John Kelton steps down after a remarkable 15-year term. Read more: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6169120-asthma-and-allergy-doctor-paul-o-byrne-named-head-of-health-sciences-at-mcmaster-university/

Wait times to see a medical specialist in B.C. continue to grow

Wait times to see a medical specialist in B.C. continue to grow

B.C. waiting times are longer than any other major province

Waiting times to be treated by a specialist doctor in B.C. are continuing to grow and are among the longest in the country, according to a survey by the Fraser Institute.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/wait+times+medical+specialist+continue+grow/11575050/story.html#ixzz3tpdB1oMD

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