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October 17, 2023

A metabolic health specialist in N.S. talks about the Ozempic craze

CBC Radio

Millions of Canadians are using Ozempic for weight loss, even though its intended to help fight Type 2 diabetes. We ask Dr. Michael Mindrum about the drug's surging popularity, as well as its advantages and drawbacks. Dr. Mindrum practices internal medicine and obesity medicine.

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September 30, 2023

140,000 Nova Scotians are waiting for a family doctor. Can virtual care help?


More than 142,000 Nova Scotians — over 14 per cent of the population — are on a waitlist for a family doctor in the province as of Sept. 1. The majority are like deForest and McLennan — "new to the area." 

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September 28, 2023

Dalhousie prepares to add a year to family doctor training to meet new national policy | CBC News

CBC News

Dalhousie Medical School has started the massive job of lengthening its residency program for family physicians, and is trying to do so without interrupting delivery of new doctors to the province’s strained medical system.

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