Kingston, Ont., has a profound doctor shortage. Here’s why

This story is part of CBC's new pop-up bureau in Kingston, Ont. If we should know about something happening in the area, send us an email.Mark Richardson and his husband have been on the wait-list for a family doctor since 2019. ...

Symptomatic Ottawa hospital workers with COVID-19 may be asked to work in staffing crisis

Ottawa's largest hospitals say they may call in symptomatic health-care workers with COVID-19 to work should their staffing crisis become dire — a policy move that hospitals across the continent are making amid the Omicron surge, say experts.An internal document by The Ottawa Hospital dated...

Babies admitted to hospital with COVID-19 had unvaccinated mothers, CHEO says

Pediatric hospitals across Ontario are urging pregnant people to get vaccinated because they're seeing an increase in infants hospitalized with COVID-19. Since mid-December, CHEO, eastern Ontario's children's hospital in Ottawa, and Hamilton's McMaster Children's Hospital have admitted a total of six...

Ottawa COVID-19 testing sites can’t keep up with demand, new rules expected

The Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce says new guidance for COVID-19 testing, which will prioritize vulnerable populations and essential workers, will be here soon. The anticipated update comes as public health officials in Ottawa say they're dealing with high demand for COVID-19 tests due to soaring case counts...

The frustration of vaccine hunting is back, say Ottawa residents

Ottawa residents on the lookout for their COVID-19 booster shots this week say some of the frustration of earlier vaccine hunts is back.Mike Martin says he's been trying to book his booster appointment for four days without success and he's worried about Ontario's plan...

Doctors, advocates call for changes to breast cancer screening guidelines

Doctors and breast cancer experts say they're concerned about recently published findings that call into question a decades-old study that has informed Canada's breast cancer screening guidelines and which led to a recommendation against yearly mammograms for women in their 40s.A paper recently published in...

Demand spikes for COVID-19 tests as kids fight ‘potpourri of viruses’

Children in Ottawa were tested for COVID-19 almost 20,000 times last month — more than three times the number in November 2020 — as families contend with what one local health official called a "potpourri of viruses" spreading through the community.The...

Breast cancer screening guidelines based on flawed Canadian study, new paper says

A new paper calls into question a decades-old Canadian study that has informed breast cancer screening guidelines for women in their 40s around the world, which generally do not recommend a yearly mammogram.The commentary — co-written by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, Sunnybrook Research...

While investigating allegations of a fake psychologist, police charge a real one

Investigators have made an arrest in the unusual case of a fake psychologist who was working with the Ottawa police. But in a twist, investigators say the culprit isn't an imposter — but the actual therapist. Const. Kimberly Cadarette told CBC News...

‘Team Lolo’ rallies round little girl with rare genetic disorder

There's a video of their daughter Laurence that David Benay and Mélissa Madore will never, ever delete.The video was taken when Laurence — Lolo to her parents and big sister Éloïse — was about 10 months old. In it, the chubby-cheeked baby sits in a...
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