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Rider John Chick helps kids overcome their struggle with diabetes

Children suffering from diabetes came together in Regina on Saturday to learn more about the disease and meet kids just like them.
 
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted a conference for parents and their kids.
 

Movember encourages prostate cancer test if advisable by doctor

The Movember campaign continues to encourage men to discuss prostate-cancer screening with a doctor after a recent recommendation for physicians to stop using PSA tests.

“The stance that we have is that knowledge is power and until more precise tests are available, the recommendation would just be for men to discuss the situation with their doctor to decide if PSA testing is right for them. Together, the men and their physicians can choose the best course of action,” Adam Kletchko, chair for Movember Regina said.

Why don't women report sexual assault?

High profile allegations of abuse by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi are raising broader questions about why anyone would not report sexual assault.

According to Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan, the vast majority of assaults are not reported to police at all because victims either blame themselves or fear public backlash.

“There’s that fear of not being believed, and that goes back to the whole victim-blaming,” explained Dianna Graves, Executive Director of Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan.

PHOTOS: Woman says Regina hospital was unprepared in Ebola response

While the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is calling its response to a suspected Ebola case on Tuesday a success, a friend of the patient isn't happy with how things went.

Ruth Robillard took her friend to the emergency room at the Pasqua Hospital Tuesday night with what seemed to be the flu.

Saskatoon mom encourages non-food treats for Halloween

A Saskatoon mother of a child with food allergies is encouraging people handing out Halloween candy to offer non-food treats as well.
 
Shari Morpurgo never thought her three-year-old son Bennett would ever get to enjoy trick or treating until she heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project. He is severely allergic to eggs, dairy, soy and nuts which eliminates most Halloween candy.

“It would be really great for him to participate like this. All kids just want to participate,” Morpurgo said.

Saskatoon Health Region continues Ebola preparations

As the West African Ebola death toll nears 5,000, the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) continues to work with health care professionals and community services to prepare for a potential case.

The Saskatoon Health Region says the preferred Ebola treatment site will be at St. Paul's Hospital. Deputy Medical Health Officer Dr. Johnmark Opondo said they hope to have the eight-bed unit on the second floor ready within a week and a half.

UPDATED: Regina hospital responds to Ebola scare

A quarantine was briefly set up at Regina's Pasqua Hospital Tuesday night after a patient arrived showing flu-like symptoms similar to Ebola.

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) confirms that health workers responded to the patient as a suspected Ebola virus case. The patient came into the emergency room around 7 p.m. and told staff they had been in close contact with someone who was sick but didn't know their travel history.

Gordie Howe suffers stroke

Gordie Howe is resting in Texas after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Howe's son, Dr. Murray Howe, told the Detroit News on Tuesday that Howe suffered a "serious stroke" sometime on Sunday.

Pharmacy group calls Saskatoon robberies ‘concerning’

A recent number of pharmacy robberies in Saskatoon have left many pharmacists feeling concerned and vulnerable according to the province’s licensing body.
 
“When they see a rash of incidents like this they wonder, you know, who’s next,” registrar with the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, Ray Joubert, said.

Pharmacies have become a target for crime in Saskatoon with four robberies taking place in the city between Sept. 19 and Oct. 19. According to Joubert, that amount is unusual.
 

RENT the musical connects with AIDS Saskatoon

Saskatoon Summer Players has connected with AIDS Saskatoon and other community groups for its latest musical.
 
"The arts play a role by providing information and entertainment for people to be more aware of the things that are happening around them," said B.J. Dyck, director and co-producer of RENT.
 
The modern classic is about two friends who live in New York City under the guise of AIDS being an epidemic at the time.
 

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