A shortage of pediatrician services in Corner Brook is frustrating the father of a teenager affected by biochemistry errors at Eastern Health in 2010.
Gary Lushman said when his son, Warren, was taken by ambulance to Western Memorial early last week after having a seizure in their home in Corner Brook, the family was placed in the middle of a seesaw over who could treat him — a pediatrician or a specialist treating adults.
On one hand he was being told he should be treated as a juvenile patient, but on the other hand as an adult patient. The debate dragged on for days, Lushman said.
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Thursday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our expanded Community section.
Inside Thursday’s print edition:
• Premier Kathy Dunderdale says royalties are fine, but jobs are what mining activity in Labrador West are all about.
“We’re delighted with what’s happening in Labrador West and the opportunity that provides, first of all, to the people who live in this community, but to all the people who live in Labrador and the province generally,” she said during her visit this week.
The real prize in economic development is in employment, she said.
• Researchers at Memorial University are looking for volunteers willing to have their movements and whereabouts tracked for a national study on heart disease.
As part of the study, participants will be asked to wear a small global positioning system (GPS) unit and an accelerometer that tracks the number of steps a person takes and the speed at which they move.
“People are actually quite active in their normal everyday routine,” said Wendy Young, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging at MUN.
• For French speakers, Thursday’s Telegram features En Francais, with articles in French on francophone activities in the province.
• On Thursday’s MUN page freshmen are the focus of a new first-year success program.
Universities have been increasingly focusing on their first-year students as part of an educational trend towards student success. Memorial University of Newfoundland launched its First-Year Success program for the fall semester in hopes of helping some first-year students with the transition to university, according to Shelly Kawaja, the program’s administrative director.
Kawaja says it’s a one-year program that provides students plenty of flexibility.
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