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3rd International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health: Many Voices into One Song

The purpose of this international, collaborative conference will be to focus on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for children and youth in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

by NationTalk on October 7, 20081200 Views

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New Program Cleans The Environment While Helping Manitobans With Kidney Disease

October 7, 2008

The Manitoba government and the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch have launched a free Home Appliance Retirement Program that will help fight kidney disease and protect the environment, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau announced today.

by NationTalk on October 7, 20081107 Views

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Innovative HIV-AIDS Treatment ISENTRESS(TM) now available to Canadian First Nations

MONTREAL, Oct. 7 – Canadian First Nations people living with HIV-AIDS will now have access to ISENTRESS(TM) (raltegravir), the first of a new class of antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV-AIDS through Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program. The NIHB program provides coverage for health-related needs for First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal people.

by NationTalk on October 7, 20081113 Views

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Rural Health-Care Training Reaches Record High: Ministers

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October 7, 2008

Nearly 450 training spaces for front-line health-care professionals are being offered in rural communities this year, a greater volume of rural health training than ever before and more than double the training spaces offered a decade ago, Health Minister Theresa Oswald and Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford said today.

by NationTalk on October 7, 20081012 Views

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CAOT Election Resources

posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008

With the Federal Election called for October 14, CAOT wants its members to be informed about the issues facing you this election.

by NationTalk on October 2, 20081238 Views

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Satellite Dialysis Unit Officially Opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Health and Community Services
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs

October 1, 2008

Dialysis patients in Happy Valley-Goose Bay are now availing of treatment closer to home through the new satellite dialysis unit at the Labrador Health Centre. The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined today by the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs; the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; Boyd Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Labrador-Grenfell Health; and, Mayor Leo Abbass, Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, for the official opening of the satellite dialysis unit in the Labrador Health Centre.

by NationTalk on October 1, 20081417 Views

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Emergency Room’s Neglect Horrifying

From: SCO and First Nations Disability Association

Re: Death of Brian Sinclair going unnoticed during 34-hour wait at hospital

Grand Chief Morris Swan Shannacappo of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization is demanding federal and provincial governments and politicians immediately address a wide range of issues that may have come into play during tragic situation surrounding the death of Brian Sinclair at the Health Sciences Centre.

by NationTalk on October 1, 20083049 Views

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ER Mismanagement Can Be Fatal

Lengthy waits, failure to adapt cause morbidity and mortality

In Brief:

– A Winnipeg man died after waiting 34 hours at HSC
– Too many people are using ERs for minor problems due to barriers to proper care
– Innovations that work elsewhere must be applied here
– It shouldn’t take a death to prompt overdue reforms

by NationTalk on October 1, 20081260 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open Happy Valley-Goose Bay Satellite Dialysis Unit

Health and Community Services
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
September 30, 2008

The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services, will be joined by the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs and MHA for Lake Melville; the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and MHA for Torngat Mountains; Boyd Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Labrador-Grenfell Health; and, Mayor Leo Abbass, Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, for the official opening of the new satellite dialysis unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay tomorrow (Wednesday, October 1) at 10:00 a.m. at the Labrador Health Centre.

by NationTalk on September 30, 20081117 Views

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Exploring Canada’s Health Care Workforce

What: Canada’s Health Care Providers, 1997 to 2006, A Reference Guide

Canada’s Health Care Providers, 1997 to 2006, A Reference Guide provides the latest available information on 24 health service occupations in Canada, including midwives, dentists, audiologists and chiropractors. The report looks specifically at supply and demographic trends, graduates of educational institutions offering health-related programs by province and the regulatory environment for each health occupation by province and territory. In addition, for the first time, information on gender, age and common practice settings are included.

by NationTalk on September 30, 20081379 Views

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