Rural health-care services get boost from pharmacy students

Alma Steyn (left), who owns a pharmacy in Canmore, Alta., speaks with recent U of A graduate Preston Eshenko, who now works as a pharmacist in Banff. Eshenko is following in Steyn's footsteps as a volunteer helping to train pharmacy students in rural placements. (Photo: John Ulan)

Community connections and a wide scope of practice make an appealing mix for career opportunities

New devices could prevent a significant number of disabling strokes

An implantable device that monitors for atrial fibrillation over 12 months is more than three times more effective at detecting the condition than standard care, and could help prevent disabling strokes in patients, according to an Alberta clinical trial. (Photo: Supplied)

Results from clinical trial expected to significantly change how clinicians monitor for atrial fibrillation in stroke patients

High-tech rehabilitative platform connects rural Albertans to specialists

(From left) A physiotherapy patient and her husband from Pincher Creek take part in a Tele-Rehab 2.0 session with physiotherapists Sheelah Woodhouse and Alec Chisholm, U of A project co-ordinator Emily Armstrong and students Amber Wardrop and Kamalpreet Mann. (Photo: Supplied)

Platform allows specialists to offer physiotherapy expertise for patients in smaller communities

Virtual clinic pilot sees success in rural Alberta community

The MedROAD project, developed by U of A computing scientist Pierre Boulanger, is connecting more than 30 patients with physicians in a virtual clinic being piloted in the town of Pincher Creek. Boulanger says the project could help increase access to health care for Albertans living in remote communities. (Photo: John Ulan)

U of A spinoff company launches MedROAD virtual clinic in Alberta, making long-distance health care a reality during COVID-19

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