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Aging Population Changing Perceptions of Aging in Alberta

(EDMONTON) Canadians, Albertans, are living longer than ever before, and as a result are having profound impacts on society, the social safety net, the economy, and according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs poll, perceptions of aging itself.   On average, Albertans today say that 71 is the age at which they begin to consider someone “old”. Ironically, fifty years […]

Albertans in Favour of Medical Practitioner Fee Regulation

Posted October 9th, 2015 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Excerpts from our September 2015 edition of the Eye on Alberta reveal strong public support for regulation of medical practitioners like dentists, optometrists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists.   Dentists are most at risk, as 81% of Albertans feel it would be a good idea to regulate their fees: Almost 6-on-10 (58%) of Albertans think this would be a ‘very […]

Albertans’ Views on Private MRIs

Posted October 18th, 2013 in Alberta Politics, Calgary Herald, Healthcare, News by Alex Zagoumenov

When it comes to private MRI clinics, Albertans seem to hold a “let sleeping dogs lie” view.  According to our September Eye on Alberta report, nearly 6-in-10 (59%) Albertans approve of the current “hybrid” system for MRI diagnostics, compared to 1/3 (33%) that disapprove.   The issue briefly surfaced in late August, when the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons […]