For Immediate Release – Halifax: Health experts at the IWK Health Centre are concerned with a number of unfounded assertions made by former Olympian Ross Rebagliati regarding the consumption of cannabis during an interview with CTV Atlantic on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Among some of his claims, Rebagliati encouraged daily cannabis consumption, and suggested that it is family-friendly and allows parents to 'better relate' to their children.Continue Reading
For Immediate Release – Halifax: About one in every 6,200 babies born in the Maritimes has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a genetic disease which causes red blood cells to become ‘sickle-shaped’. This sickle, or C-shaped red blood cell does not function as well in the body as normal round blood cells and can cause severe pain, organ failure, and even death in people with SCD.Continue Reading
Approximately 375 breast surgeries will be performed annually at the IWK, with approximately 3,000 visits to the Breast Health Clinic.