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Indigenous Nurses Day May 11 2017

Greetings Colleagues, Indigenous Nurses day is a day to celebrate the many ways you have supported and provided the special attention to those you have cared for in your nursing practice. As we celebrate nurses’ week “This is Nursing” with all nurses of Canada it’s an opportune time to celebrate our uniqueness as Indigenous Nurses. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20175 Views

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Opinion: Fracking is bad health policy – Montreal Gazette

April 26, 2017 Concerns about the health effects of ‘fracking’ — formally called hydraulic fracturing — are high, and Maryland has just become the third U.S. state to ban the practice. Yet here in B.C., LNG produced by liquefying fracked gas continues to be a priority for Liberal Leader Christy Clark, even though we know very little about […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 20175 Views

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Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis – Macleans.ca

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? April 25, 2017 TORONTO – Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20176 Views

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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201716 Views

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Fasting triglycerides as a predictor of incident diabetes, insulin resistance and β-cell function in a Canadian First Nation

Background: Diabetes prevalence is substantially higher among Canadian First Nations populations than the non-First Nation population. Fasting serum triglycerides have been found to be an important predictor of incident diabetes among non-indigenous populations. However, there is a great need to understand diabetes progression within specific ethnic groups, particularly First Nations populations. Objective: The purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201727 Views

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Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada

Strategic Outcome (INAC): The North Strategic Outcome (Health Canada): First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status Strategic Outcome (PHAC): Protecting Canadians and empowering them to improve their health August 2016 Sector (INAC): Northern Affairs Organization Sector (Health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201718 Views

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Minister’s Statement – World Health Day – April 7, 2017

From Public Health Agency of Canada Each year on April 7, we mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 by commemorating World Health Day and raising awareness about a specific global health issue. This year’s theme, “Depression: Let’s Talk,” is an international call to action to reduce the stigma attached to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201716 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health: National Oral Health Month – April 2017

April is Oral Health Month – a good reminder to maintain healthy habits and recognize how good oral health can benefit our overall well-being. Prevention is key. Daily brushing and flossing, not smoking, reducing our daily intake of sugars, and drinking fluoridated water go a long way in lowering the risk of oral health issues […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201717 Views

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DLSPH Hosts Unprecedented National Consultation on HIV Prevention for People in the Sex Industry

April 05, 2017 For the first time in North America, public health researchers gathered sex workers and people who work with them from across Canada to discuss the impact that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will have on the sex industry. In October 2016, a group of 50 women, men and trans people from across Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201717 Views

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New book takes a detailed look at ‘Indian Hospitals’ – APTN

March 17, 2017 Canada had segregated healthcare for Indigenous people for decades. They were known as “Indian Hospitals” and were notorious for their abuse, neglect and, in some cases, experiments. A new investigative book tackles the subject in great detail and the revelations aren’t any more flattering. Tfennario@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/17/new-book-takes-a-detailed-look-at-indian-hospitals/

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201723 Views

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