Jennifer Lee


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.

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Reports of health-care privacy breaches spike in Alberta

Reports about privacy breaches in the health sector have ballooned in Alberta since new provincial regulations requiring mandatory reporting were put in place, according to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Advocates raise alarm about suicide and the economy

New research out of the University of Calgary highlights the connection between Alberta's economic slump and the province's high suicide rates — and it's more dramatic than mental health advocates anticipated.

U of C research calls for urgent MRIs for patients considered low risk for stroke

A new study, led by doctors at the University of Calgary,  shows urgent MRI scans are key in diagnosing patients considered low risk for minor strokes and the findings are changing how Calgary hospitals deal with those patients.

'I'm not in ...some Third World place': Bladder cancer patients face ongoing scarcity of life-saving drug

Canadians with bladder cancer will know this fall whether Health Canada will approve a second supplier of a life-saving drug that is being rationed as a worldwide shortage drags on.

University of Calgary scientists identify new cell with potential to heal the heart

Scientists at the University of Calgary have made a discovery they believe could one day help in the battle against heart disease which is the second leading cause of death in Canada.

New testing protocol for Calgary refugees designed to cut back on TB cases

A new pilot project in Calgary aims to simplify screening for tuberculosis in the refugee population and catch cases that are currently going undetected.

Minor stroke diagnosis less likely in women than men, study shows

New research involving patients in Calgary and Victoria shows women are less likely to be diagnosed with minor strokes than men when they show up to emergency rooms.

Calgary-area mom served with cease-and-desist letter after going public with classroom concerns

A Calgary-area mother who spoke out to CBC News over concerns about a large combined Grade 2 class at Red Deer Lake School has been handed a cease-and-desist letter by a law firm on behalf of the school board.

Do team-taught, double classrooms work? Depends on who you talk to

Teachers and education experts say combined, team-teaching classrooms are quite common in Calgary and schools are often built with retractable walls to allow for this teaching method.

Parents call for change after Grade 2 class with nearly 50 kids leaves some 'anxious,' 'overwhelmed'

A number of families with children at Red Deer Lake School, just south of Calgary, say their children are struggling in a large, combined Grade 2 class — and with no end in sight, they're pulling their kids from the school.

Red Deer business owners eye former nightclub as one solution to city's growing drug problem

Fed up with waiting for provincial help, a group of Red Deer business owners is pushing to convert an old downtown nightclub into a long-awaited addictions treatment centre.

'We're mourning their loss:' Red Deer plagued by highest rate of fentanyl deaths in Alberta

As Red Deer continues to fight a growing addictions problem, new numbers show the Alberta city continues to have the highest fentanyl overdose death rates in the province.

As Calgarians eye melting rivers, experts say there are no big signs of flood

Once spring hits, many Calgarians watch the Bow and Elbow rivers closely, looking for any signs of impending floods. Experts are watching, too.

Calgary-made blood test aims to improve breast cancer detection

University of Calgary scientists have developed a test they believe could improve breast cancer detection with just a teaspoon of blood, and they're now testing it on hundreds of women in Alberta and the U.K.

Doctors, nurses prepare for new bill to protect patients from sexual abuse

Bill 2, modelled after similar legislation in Ontario, comes into effect April 1. It lays out mandatory penalties for health professionals found guilty of sexual abuse or misconduct.