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A new study found there were more hospitalizations related to alcohol-related conditions in Canada than there were for heart attacks in the 2015-16 year.

Alcohol hospitalizes more than heart attacks in Canada

By 980 CJME June 22, 2017 - 2:29pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 2:30pm

Alcohol is a big part of the culture in Canada but one that can be harmful.

According to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), there...

The province reminds people to cover-up and wear mosquito repellent to reduce the risk of West Nile virus.

West Nile virus could return to Sask. this summer

By Sarah Mills June 21, 2017 - 4:32pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 4:45pm

It wouldn't be a Saskatchewan summer without talk of West Nile virus.

The flu-like illness is transmitted through the Culex tarsalis mosquito and can be a major problem...

A video showing a woman going on a racist rant in an Ontario walk-in clinic has been shared around the world.

Video captures racist rant in Ontario clinic

By 650 CKOM June 20, 2017 - 8:40am Updated: June 20, 2017 - 8:40am

Video of an ugly incident in a Mississauga, Ont. walk-in clinic has gone viral.

The footage was reportedly shot on June 18. It shows a woman who apparently brought her...

Dr. Ata Stationwala (centre) and NDP health critic Danielle Chartier (right) speak to media on June 15, 2017, asking the government to reverse funding cuts to podiatry services.

Podiatry funding cuts could lead to amputations: NDP

By Britton Gray June 15, 2017 - 8:29pm Updated: June 16, 2017 - 7:26am

Saskatchewan's NDP and podiatrists have called on the provincial government to reverse another decision  to cut funding.

The government is cutting $1.2 million in...

A foundation for Lyme disease sufferers is warning of an increasing rate of Canadians getting infected as the species of tick that causes the condition becomes more common.

Sask. man details wife's struggle with Lyme disease

By 650 CKOM June 15, 2017 - 1:01pm Updated: June 16, 2017 - 8:13am

A Saskatchewan woman is headed to Europe seeking treatment for Lyme disease.   Logan Zimmerman said his wife Carmelle started getting sick about a year-and-a-half ago.   "It...

Nature's Path Foods Inc. has recalled 720-gram packages of Nature's Path brand Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola due to possible Listeria contamination.

Recall issued for granola sold in Sask.

By 650 CKOM June 15, 2017 - 7:09am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 7:09am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people to check their pantries over concerns about contaminated granola.   Nature's Path Foods Inc. has issued a recall...

Saskatoon MP said he's concerned that Lyme disease could be on the rise in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon MP concerned over Lyme disease

By Chris Carr June 14, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: June 14, 2017 - 11:37am

A Saskatchewan MP says the federal government needs to start taking Lyme disease more seriously.   Saskatoon-Grasswoods MP Kevin Waugh said he has been hearing from sufferers...

Jim Pattison (left) views construction progress on the children’s hospital that will bear his name with Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Sask.-born business mogul Pattison all about giving back

By 650 CKOM June 1, 2017 - 1:12pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 1:12pm

As a young boy in Luseland. Sask., Jim Pattison said he was always encouraged to give back.

"We've been doing that for a long time," he told the Brent Loucks Show...

A pill containing fentanyl seized by Saskatoon police. The deadly opioid was linked to an overdose death reported over the weekend of May 5-7.

Fentanyl death prompts call for parents to talk to kids

By 650 CKOM May 10, 2017 - 8:32am Updated: May 10, 2017 - 10:38am

An addictions expert is urging parents to talk to their kids about fentanyl in the wake of an overdose death in Saskatoon.   Police linked the deadly opioid to three of five...

The CFIA has issued a recall for multiple types of all-purpose flour over concers they are contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

CFIA expands ongoing flour recall

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 12:43pm Updated: April 17, 2017 - 12:43pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has once again added more products to an ongoing recall of certain kinds of flour. 

The recall over concerns about E. Coli...

 Saskatoon Veterinarian Henry Kucharski says the number of ticks has drastically increased in the province due to migrating birds in the past 15 years.

Time to check: tick season already underway in Saskatchewan

By JT Marshall April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm Updated: April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm

Pesky ticks are already back to bugging humans and pets in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Veterinarian Henry Kucharski noted a change in when ticks arrive in the province....

Provincial Health Minister Jim Reiter announces they are expanding the Accountable Healthcare Unit to two more locations on March 28, 2017.

Province expands healthcare program to help reduce wait times

By Britton Gray March 28, 2017 - 7:18pm Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

After the Accountable Care Unit pilot project was deemed a success, the province is expanding it to decrease wait times in emergency rooms.

The project was set up last...

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