Health Updates

Laura’s Mental Health Journey

Laura, a mother of two and grade 5 teacher, was always hard on herself and didn’t know why it took her a lot of mental energy and work to do well in school compared to her peers. But after the birth of her second child just prior to the global pandemic, the pressures increased and she experienced a mental health crisis.

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Celebrating 25 years in Trauma Operating

In 2013, Calgary Health Foundation funded the second Interventional Trauma Operating Room (iTOR) in the world, right at Foothills Medical Centre. The only other iTOR was located in Sydney, Australia.

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A fighting chance for Rippy and Kaveer

When Rippy found out she had diabetes, she was pregnant. The diagnosis was a surprise to her and her family. Due to her diagnosis, her doctor told her that she would have a high-risk pregnancy, but when her cervix started dilating at just 20 weeks, it was the second big surprise for Rippy during her short pregnancy.

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Music Therapy improves how patients experience health care

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with the National Music Centre/Studio Bell, JB Music Therapy and the generous support of our community, we’ve made it possible to provide life-changing experiences for patients through music therapy in our hospitals.

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Innovative neuroscience research, care and education

Proceeds from Enerplus’ Touch of Tartans fundraising events over the past five years have supported the vital work of University of Calgary neuroscientists Dr. Alim Mitha, his colleagues, and students as they continue to make new discoveries to treat people with brain aneurysms.

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Carewest staff go the extra mile for grateful car accident survivor and his family

In October of 2020, 20 year old Julian was in a horrific car accident while on his way home from celebrating a friend’s birthday. For the first week in his long recovery, Julian received care at Foothills Medical Centre, before being transferred to Carewest Glenmore for specialized care of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit (MSK).

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