Z99 is broadcasting live for 36 hours to help save the lives of newborn babies.
Starting at 6:00 a.m. Thursday and going until 6:00 p.m. Friday, Z99 hosts CC, Lorie and Buzz will be live at the Cornwall Centre raising money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Z99 Radiothon has been a Regina tradition for 26 years and you don’t have to go far to find the people who are grateful for the money they have raised over the years.
Two units, the sixth and seventh medical units, at St. Paul's Hospital are closed after an outbreak of norovirus was identified on the weekend.
"We have at the moment six patient cases on each unit that meet the case definition and we have a couple of staff members who also have illness that is consistent with the outbreak," said Donna Wiens, director infection prevention and control for Saskatoon Health Region (SHR), on Tuesday.
"They will remain closed until 96 hours after the the onset of the most recent case," she said.
Howard Willem fought for a mandatory asbestos registry in Saskatchewan while losing a personal battle with lung cancer.
Six months after his death, his family is accepting a national honour on his behalf fthe first Impact Award for Leadership in Public Policy from the National Council of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Prince Albert will see more help in the form of a peer-to-peer pilot program for those in the city who are HIV positive.
This initiative is part of Saskatchewan’s HIV Strategy that was implemented in 2010 as a way to help prevent the transmission of HIV in the province and to improve the quality of life for those who are HIV positive.
Marlene Allen, HIV strategy co-ordinator for the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, said they are still in the early phases of creating the program, but is very excited.
Ten residents at the Parkridge Centre have been moved to other parts of the building due to high moisture levels resulting in mold in resident rooms.
“Residents were moved over a period over the last couple of months and they were moved within the Parkridge Centre just to other areas within the building,” said Dave Gibson.
Gibson is the director of senior’s healthcare for the Saskatoon Health Region and he said the first step to restore normal operations is to replace the roof, which they admitted has been showing structural deficiencies since 2007.
Marika English and Stephanie Brad are among three women from Saskatchewan responsible for a new website aimed at raising awareness about the problems associated with surgical mesh.
"I wanted to make sure that other women didn't go through with the surgery without knowing all the risks, the real risks," Brad, who is from Domremy, said.
In 2006, she underwent an operation to treat involuntary urination. Doctors implanted a surgical mesh in her.
If your loved one is in a Saskatchewan care home with a nurse, they may not be guaranteed CPR, but a situation like what happened in the United States wouldn't be likely to occur.
People aged 50 to 74 across Saskatchewan will be getting home-based colorectal cancer tests in the mail.
Despite colorectal cancer being the second leading cause of death in the province, it's 90 per cent preventable through regular screening and early detection.
The fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) are being sent out by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency this month. The test includes a green-capped sampling bottle, a zip-lock bag and cloth, two collection papers and a mailing envelope.
The Hospitals of Regina Foundation launched its 27th Home Lottery Tuesday, in the home up for grabs as this year's top prize. The home, valued at $1.2 million, is located in the Creeks.
"It's on one of the very few walk-out lots," said Judy Davis, CEO of the foundation, "it has a beautiful view off the back."
Dialing 811 in Saskatchewan will get your free, confidential health advice.
The province’s HealthLine is changing its old number (1-877-800-0002) to make it easier to access. The toll-free number will be functional for at least another two years.
The service provides professional health advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Translation is available in more than 100 languages.