Jennifer Lee

Reporter

Jennifer Lee is a CBC News reporter based in Calgary. She worked at CBC Toronto, Saskatoon and Regina, before landing in Calgary in 2002. If you have a health or human interest story to share, let her know. Jennifer.Lee@cbc.ca

Latest from Jennifer Lee

BA.4 is here: What does this mean for Alberta's COVID trajectory?

The Omicron subvariant BA.4 has officially arrived in Alberta, and while doctors and scientists expect it will likely trigger an uptick in cases, it is unclear just how dramatic that surge will be or whether it will put further strain on hospitals.

Alberta hospitals turn to travel nurses as staffing shortages continue

As staffing shortages continue to plague Alberta hospitals, travel nurses, contracted by health-care staffing agencies, are being used to fill the gaps.

Have Albertans come to accept COVID's high death toll? Experts weigh in

Dozens of Albertans continue to lose their lives to COVID-19 every week and as these stories fade from political messaging, questions are being raised about whether the ever-growing pandemic death toll is becoming normalized.

COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths continue to plague Alberta's care homes

Mary Harris is spending the days leading up to her 100th birthday confined to one wing of her long-term care home as a COVID-19 outbreak sweeps through the facility, once again.

Staffing shortages worsen as patients transferred out of Red Deer for surgery

Red Deer doctors are warning patient care is at risk as staffing shortages worsen at the local hospital and people continue to be sent out of the region for care.

Concerns grow as ER wait times at Alberta's pediatric hospitals balloon

Alberta's pediatric emergency rooms are facing unusually long wait times and while health officials say the sickest children are getting care quickly, some front-line health-care workers are worried about patient safety.

Long COVID impacts continue as Alberta doctors, researchers seek answers

Tamsin Shute's life has changed dramatically since she became sick with COVID-19 last fall. She used to bike to work, practise yoga and go for long hikes. Now, the 42-year-old mom needs a wheelchair just to go for a stroll in her Edmonton neighbourhood.

Alberta doctors on the lookout for severe and unexplained hepatitis in kids

Physicians in Alberta are watching for any signs of a severe and mysterious form of hepatitis in kids and teens that is baffling doctors and scientists around the world.

Alberta family doctors will soon take on prescribing the COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid

In an effort to improve access to Paxlovid, the COVID-19 treatment, the Alberta government is moving the prescribing process into the hands of family physicians.

Concerns grow as more and more Albertans can't find a family doctor

A dramatic drop in the number of family physicians accepting new patients has left many Albertans without a doctor to call their own.

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