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at 16:53 on June 26, 2016, EDT.

Researchers use social media to teach parents about children's cancer pain

HALIFAX — Clinicians at Halifax's IWK Health Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children are using social media to ease the pain of children with cancer by providing parents with the latest research through an online hashtag.

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at 20:20 on June 24, 2016, EDT.

'Wilfully blind:' Dad gets jail in son's meningitis death; house arrest for mom

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A judge sentenced a southern Alberta couple Friday for failing to get proper medical treatment for their son who later died of bacterial meningitis, but saved his harshest criticisms for the boy's father and his "lack of remorse."

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at 16:15 on June 24, 2016, EDT.

'I love you all:' Father to supporters before sentencing in meningitis death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A couple to be sentenced for their role in the death of their son were given a heroes welcome by tearful supporters in front of a southern Alberta courthouse.

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at 12:11 on June 24, 2016, EDT.

Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients

Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back.

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at 10:22 on June 24, 2016, EDT.

Hospital bolsters treatment services for aboriginal patients with sweat lodge

TORONTO — Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital has added a unique service for its aboriginal clients — a sweat lodge to help promote spiritual, physical and emotional healing.

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at 00:43 on June 24, 2016, EDT.

'Worst day of my life:' Mother guilty in son's meningitis death tells hearing

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A weeping mother convicted in the death of her son told a sentencing hearing Thursday that losing her toddler was the worst day of her life.

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