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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta.

Community Connection

Main points:What is a community? What is community connection? How do you do it?The word “community” can mean many different things. Community...

Bicycle Helmet Safety

Head injuries are the leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on wheels*. Most injuries occur when a cyclist suffers a...

Take Care of Your Kidneys

Kidneys perform several vital functions for our bodies:Remove waste products from blood through production of urine Produce hormones to regulate blood pressure ...

Using Cannabis Safely

Are you thinking of using cannabis? Are you already using?Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short and long-term health risks including,...

Relief from Back Pain

Does back pain or back tension have you tied up in knots? Back strain happens when you overstretch, or pull, a muscle in...

Preventing Scalds and Burns

Scalds are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. They can happen to anyone, but children, older adults, and people with disabilities...

Cervical Cancer Screening

If you have a cervix, it is important to get cervical cancer screening.Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human...

Recovering From COVID-19

Nutrition is important when it comes to recovering from COVID-19. Here are a few suggestions from the team at Alberta Health Services:Try...

February Is Heart Month

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do if someone experiences these? Knowing, may make the...

Know Your Limits

Are you drinking more alcohol during the pandemic? If you drink alcohol, it may be time to think about what you are consuming....

Helping Manage Anxiety After Loss

Loss is difficult - even more so during a pandemic.Worry and anxiety can develop after a major loss. Anxiety is a general feeling...

Stay Safe On Ice This Winter

Winter is here! If you’re planning to get outside, make plans to be safe. There are things you and your family can do...