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Province to Cover Full Cost of Well-water Testing for Flood-affected Areas

Media Bulletin – Manitoba
April 21, 2011

Everyone Using Private Water Supplies Affected by Flooding Advised to Boil Water Now, Test After Flooding Subsides

Manitoba Water Stewardship and Manitoba Health are advising everyone who uses private water supplies including wells, cisterns or unfiltered surface-water sources affected by flooding to boil their water before consumption or use a safe alternative such as bottled water. The chief provincial public health officer issued this boil water advisory on April 8.

by NationTalk on April 21, 20111049 Views

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IRSS Update for April 20, 2011

In preparation for the Northern National Event in June, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will host its first of seven NWT hearings at the Multiplex in Yellowknife on Thursday April 14, 2011.

by NationTalk on April 20, 2011794 Views

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End The 3-Month Wait for OHIP – Ontario’s Doctors

Toronto, April 20 – In Ontario, landed immigrants and many returning Canadians are subject to a three-month waiting period for OHIP health insurance coverage. Ontario’s doctors are calling on the government to remove the delay so patients can access care when they need it.

Under the current rules, many immigrants and returning Canadians forego seeking medical care, which can be dangerous to them and, in the case of infectious diseases, to others they are in contact with.

by NationTalk on April 20, 2011867 Views

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Media Advisory – Canadian Homeless Women Face Serious Hurdles: Forum to Address Issues

Monday, 18 April 2011

Although no one knows how many women there are in this country without a home, they are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, two facts which have prompted Canada’s first national conference on women and security of housing, to be held May 9-11th in London, Ontario.

by NationTalk on April 19, 2011937 Views

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Nunavut government assailed over outbreak

CMAJ • April 19, 2011; 183 (7). First published March 21, 2011
Toronto, Ont.

The government of Nunavut is “covering up” information indicating that a wave of flu-like illness that is sweeping Nunavut’s communities in recent weeks is actually an epidemic of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a Canadian infectious diseases expert charges.

Instead of releasing data on RSV in the territory, the government “is covering it up,” says Dr. Anna Banerji, professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto in Ontario. “I would find it very surprising if the recent deaths are not related to RSV.”

by NationTalk on April 19, 20111077 Views

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Friendship Centres chosen for CAAWS On the Move delivery

2011-04-15

Five Friendship Centres selected to deliver after school programs – In partnership with the National Association of Friendship Centres, CAAWS selected five Friendship Centres to develop and implement after school programs for Aboriginal girls and young women, based on CAAWS’ On the Move initiative.

by NationTalk on April 18, 2011871 Views

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Health at a glance

Friday, April 15, 2011 >

April 2011

Today, Statistics Canada launches a new online publication called Health at a Glance. This publication, which will be released on an occasional basis, will consist of short informative analytical reports on health-related topics intended for a general audience.

The inaugural article, released today, is titled “Disparities in life expectancy at birth.” It compares life expectancy in Canada to that in other countries, and examines developments in life expectancy over time, regional differences and factors behind these differences.

by NationTalk on April 15, 20111198 Views

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New care clinic supports expectant Cowichan Valley moms

For Immediate Release
2011HLTH0021-000379
April 14, 2011

Ministry of Health
BC Medical Association
Vancouver Island Health Authority

Duncan – A new, full-service, family-friendly maternity clinic for pregnant women living in the Cowichan region is now open and accepting patients.

Located at Cowichan District Hospital, the Cowichan Maternity Clinic was developed by the Cowichan Division of Family Practice with support from the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, which provided a one-time grant of $75,000 for renovations and equipment.

by NationTalk on April 14, 20111027 Views

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More Than 100 Telehealth Sites Bring Health-care Service Closer to Home

News Release – Manitoba
April 14, 2011

The number of Manitoba Telehealth sites has officially passed the 100-site mark, bringing health-care services closer to home for rural and northern families, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

“Telehealth provides health-care services to families in every corner of the province that at one time were only offered in urban centres,” the minister said. “This service reduces the stress and expense for patients and their loved ones because they can be treated at health facilities where they live and don’t have to travel long distances to get care.”

by NationTalk on April 14, 2011807 Views

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Annual Report Card on Cancer in Canada(TM) Reveals Canadians Fighting Cancer on Two Fronts: The Disease and the System

Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada Provides New Insights into Current Cancer Landscape

Toronto, ON, April 12, 2011 – The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada (CACC) reveals in its 2010-2011 Report Card on Cancer in Canada that the current roadmap for cancer care in this country presents patients with numerous unnecessary barriers to accessing the care and support they need, from prevention programs, to timely diagnostics and access to treatment. At a time when they are at their weakest and most vulnerable, too often Canadian cancer patients are forced to fight not only their disease, but the healthcare system as whole, making an already complex and challenging journey even harder.

by NationTalk on April 12, 20111072 Views

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