Ottawa’s health-care community prepares to welcome Syrian refugees
By Hayley Chazan | As Ottawa prepares to welcome Syrian refugees within the coming months, the city's six community health-care centres are ramping up their services.
Physician-assisted dying debate not over, Canada
By Laurene Jardin | One of the biggest debates in Canada is rolling out. As groups pick sides and present arguments, one question remains; what is dignity?
Curbing junk food ads for kids not enough: health advocates
By Tanya Kirnishni | The new federal mandate for regulations on advertising "unhealthy" food to children could put limitations on what big companies can advertise in Canada.
Choosing home health care
By Erica Howes | For the first time in Canadian history, there are more seniors than kids. But what does this mean for the health care industry?
Obesity in Canada
Graphics by Eric Elliott and Spencer Gallichan-Lowe |Capital News looks at obesity rates by age group, gender and province.
Veterans and mental health: Transition a key concern for the future
By Kate Tenenhouse | The newly-elected government promised to improve mental-health resources and services for Canadian veterans. Both advocates and officials say the transition between military and civilian life will be a key concern going forward.
Mental health and the military
By Erica Howes and Kate Tenenhouse | Capital News breaks down the numbers to illustrate suicide, PTSD and other mental-health disorders within the Canadian military. This includes both serving members and veterans.
Advocates, policy experts predict federal approval of supervised injection sites
By Rachel Collier | Supervised injection site advocates are hoping to open more facilities across Canada under the newly-elected Liberal government, despite existing policy.
New government, new hope for pharmacare
By Spencer Gallichan-Lowe | Health-care advocates are hoping pharmacare will become a reality in Canada.
Canadian smokers butting out
By Laurene Jardin and Hayley Chazan | Good news for public health. Smoking rates in Canada are dropping, particularly among the nation's youth. Capital News maps out the most recent smoking statistics.