Denver plumber discusses working in the trades

"Right now, we are an industry that is high in demand but limited on the number of plumbers available to work," said Levi Torres, co-owner of High 5 Plumbing. "Far too often, there is a negative stigma associated with working in the trades that isn't true. Working in the trades is fulfilling because you are helping people day in and day out. You get to make a good living without going into debt. There are countless benefits to choosing a life in the trades." When compared to the average salary of an upstart graduate fresh out of a four-year university,...

Department of Family Medicine set to offer comprehensive Indigenous health education – Dal News

On July 8, 2022, the Wije'winen Health Centre opened its doors to the urban Indigenous community in Halifax, providing future opportunities for medical learners interested in Indigenous health. An initiative of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the new health centre will boast a full-time academic physician position, becoming the first of its kind in Nova Scotia to host learners formally. Medical students and residents will be offered a comprehensive experience in Indigenous health — something that has not previously existed in the central zone.   Serving patients who have not had options for self-directed care in the past, the centre...

Are thousands of uninsured Ontarians about to lose health coverage? Why some are worried

Even with her teenage brother in extreme pain, his knee swollen from a bad fall and looking like a melon, Luna Garcia’s family hesitated to take him to hospital.Instead, they waited a day to see a doctor, acting only when the suffering became excruciating for the 15-year-old — all because the undocumented Toronto family feared hospital staff would ask for their immigration status and demand fees upfront that the family couldn’t afford.But thanks to the Ontario government’s temporary measure to extend health care to uninsured residents during the pandemic, there was none of that. Garcia’s brother got the medical attention...

Opinion: COVID-19 almost certainly did not come from a lab leak. Here’s how we know

Staff of the Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team conduct searches on the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province, on Jan. 11, 2020.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty ImagesDr. Angela Rasmussen is a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, an adjunct professor of biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, and the lead of the host-pathogen interactions pillar for the Canadian Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net). Dr. Michael Worobey is a Canadian evolutionary biologist, and professor and head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. They...