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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, 20172 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, 20174 Views

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Yukon close to expanding role of pharmacists, finally catching up to provinces – CBC

Apr 24, 2017 Under draft regulations, pharmacists could extend prescription refills, substitute generic drugs It may soon be easier for Yukoners to get prescription drug refills, thanks to proposed regulations that would expand the role of pharmacists. Yukon is seeking feedback on draft pharmacist legislation, which gives pharmacists the authority to carry out certain tasks […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20177 Views

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Updated contact information- Department of Family Services

April 24, 2017 The contact information for social services offices in the following communities has changed: Arviat Social Services Office: (867) 857-3102 / Emergency: (867) 857-6786 Baker Lake Social Services Office: (867) 793-2839 / Emergency: (867) 793-1348 Cambridge Bay  Social Services Office: (867) 983-4071 / Emergency: (867) 983-5199 Coral Harbour Social Services Office: (867) 925-8431 / Emergency: (867) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 20175 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, 201710 Views

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Work underway to support cannabis legalization in Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE (April 20, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the necessary work to prepare for the legalization of cannabis following the tabling of federal legislation in the House of Commons last week. The GNWT established a multi-departmental cannabis working group in 2016 in response to federal plans to table legislation […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 20179 Views

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Nobody’s taking responsibility:’ board says govt’s must address Yellowknife’s arsenic problem – CBC

Oversight board recommends that federal, territorial, municipal gov’ts establish process for YK cleanup Apr 20, 2017 Over a decade since Yellowknife’s Giant Mine closed its doors for the final time, it’s still not clear who will take responsibility in addressing the tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust that has settled in and around the city, according […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20177 Views

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Prenatal escorts in Nunavut already eligible for travel funding under new policy – NunatsiaqOnline

April 19, 2017 But the GN says new policy is still being updated A newly-announced Health Canada policy has already been put in place to fund non-medical travel companions for pregnant Nunavut women who leave their communities to give birth. The new directive came from the federal health minister, Jane Philpott, during a media interview […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201712 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, 201719 Views

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IRC: Project Jewel Announces Four Upcoming Events

April 11, 2017 Project Jewel, an on-the-land wellness program provided by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, is now accepting applications for a collection of programs that will take place in April, May and August. Opportunities exist for both youth and adults to participate. You can view the details of each event below. Those interested in participating are asked […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201715 Views

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