November / December 2002
The Scar on My Brother’s Arm by Jackie Flanagan
Medicare reflects such a fundamental Canadian value that it’s hard to believe equal access to healthcare is not yet fifty years old.
A Healthy Soul in a Healthy Body by Fred Stenson, illustration by Steve Attoe
Wit, satire, humour
Considering ever-shifting public respect for doctors and priests, Stenson recommends a merger: the College of Metaphysicians and Surgeons.
Can Medicare Survive? A response to the Mazankowski Report
by Greg Flanagan, sculpture by Jeff de Boer
Bill 11, National Forum on Health, Romanow Commission, Canada Health Act
The unwavering governmental support of Alberta’s Mazankowski report marks the implementation of market strategies within our health care system. Rather drastic measures, according to other reports, who declare Medicare to be financially sound.
Yoga in Alberta by Marcia Langenberg
Yoga Association of Alberta, University of Alberta, Dr. Mohan Singh
After 5000 years of practice in India, Yoga arrived in Alberta in the late 60s and has enjoyed increasing recognition for its benefits to health.
Healing Sounds Music therapy resonates where words can’t reach
Text and photos by Kim Heinrich Gray
Rehabilitation, alternative medicine, Canadian Association of Music Therapists
Increasingly, experts recognize that music therapy reaches people who, in other ways, are unreachable. Guided by therapists, people with brain injuries, autism, or dementia are able to find connection through music.
La Pincoya by Sarah Murphy, illustration by Scott Dutton
Fiction, short story
A woman remembers what General Pinochet forgets.
A School Garden Students learn from gardening at David Thompson
by Linda Tomlinson
Garden, photo essay
Who knew that landscaping and gardening could foster school spirit?
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