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  • Dental Hygienists Encourage You to Take the Listerine® Challenge - Innovative partnership with LISTERINE® could raise up to $10,000 for dental hygiene research and education
    of the work that we do it s a win win win The CFDHRE exists to provide funding to support dental hygiene research and education in Canada The Foundation is associated with CDHA a national organization that has been serving the profession of dental hygiene since 1963 CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26 800 registered dental hygienists working in Canada directly representing more than 17 000 individual members including dental hygienists and students Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with professionals working in a variety of settings including independent practice with people of all ages addressing issues related to oral health We are so pleased that CDHA decided to partner with us this year on the LISTERINE Challenge said Shannon MacDonald VP Communications Public Affairs from Johnson Johnson Inc As the leading health care company in the world we know how important oral health is for overall health We hope with the Challenge and our partnership with CDHA and the CFDHRE more Canadians will become aware that bleeding gums are not normal and will get into the habit of a proper oral care routine which will help them control and prevent early gum disease The LISTERINE Challenge encourages Canadians to add LISTERINE to their daily oral care routine for two weeks Research has shown that two weeks is the time it takes to form a habit and our goal is to help Canadians form this healthy habit and feel the difference in their mouths The interactive Challenge website enables consumers to track their progress with daily prizes and gives them the chance to take home 20 000 on top of a healthier mouth With each client referral from a dental professional to take the Challenge LISTERINE will donate 1 to the

    Original URL path: http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=527605&cat=;31 (2016-02-14)
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  • Ontario Nurses' Association - Algoma Public Health Nurses at the Bargaining Table - Looking to negotiate a fair deal
    Nurses will be in negotiations for three days this week They work in the community to keep the public healthy We work in health promotion health protection and to prevent disease said ONA President Linda Haslam Stroud RN You see us in public clinics in your homes visiting families with newborns running immunization clinics breastfeeding clinics sexual health clinics genetic counseling clinics and we contact you our neighbours in the community for follow up with infectious disease outbreaks such as measles HIV sexually transmitted diseases We work hard to keep you healthy The ONA members last contract expired last month and they are the lowest paid Public Health Nurses in all of Ontario Haslam Stroud says that Public Health Nurses expect this employer to step up to the plate and negotiate a fair contract that recognizes the enormous value of the work these highly educated and skilled RNs provide For more information Organization Ontario Nurses Association Toronto Head Office Address 85 Grenville Street Suite 400 Toronto Ontario Canada M5S 3A2 www ona org Link http www chrgonline com detail news php ID 527532 BACK SEND PRINT Most consulted news Today This Week This Month Contact us Jaguar Media Inc 834

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  • Government of Canada - Minister of Health Launches National Immunization Awareness Week
    very high vaccination coverage rates but there are still pockets of unimmunized or under immunized groups where vaccine preventable diseases can be introduced and spread Immunization is one of the most important advances in public health Common infectious diseases that were once a major cause of illness and death particularly among children have been significantly reduced through immunization The Public Health Agency of Canada funded ImmunizeCA a free mobile application developed collaboratively by the Canadian Public Health Association Immunize Canada and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute It allows Canadians to easily keep track of their immunizations and to access other credible information about vaccinations A Parent s Guide to Vaccination has been updated with the latest information on the benefits of childhood immunization It helps explain the importance of vaccines in plain and concise language Vaccination awareness materials including a downloadable poster infographic and video are available online As part of the National Immunization Awareness Week activities the Public Health Agency of Canada is doing a social media campaign to help raise awareness on the importance of immunization Quotes Immunization saves lives Before the availability of vaccines in Canada diseases such as measles diphtheria and polio killed many children Others were left with serious and debilitating conditions Today these illnesses are preventable by immunization Protect yourself your family and your community by ensuring your vaccinations are up to date Rona Ambrose Minister of Health As Canada s Chief Public Health Officer I urge all Canadians to ensure that they and their families are protected from vaccine preventable diseases by being vaccinated If we do not vaccinate ourselves and our families we put ourselves and others at risk Talk to your health care provider if you have any concerns Dr Gregory Taylor Chief Public health Officer Like whooping cough mumps or

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  • Canadian Cancer Society - A third of Quebecers living with cancer need to travel for their treatment - The Jacques-Cantin Lodge is celebrating its 25th anniversary
    person finds himself or herself in a busy and impersonal hospital In addition to having to find an accommodation for the duration of their treatment these men and women will often be alone in facing the pain and fear of cancer far from their family and friends They re often going to be tired and perhaps feel even sicker than before says Lisa Corbeil counselling psychologist in the CCS s psychosocial support team The Jacques Cantin Lodge takes into account the needs of people living with cancer and their loved ones beyond cancer treatment This service is part of the Canadian Cancer Society s overall effort to enhance the quality of life of these people financially socially and psychologically Ultimately the Jacques Cantin Lodge contributes to reducing stress even psychological distress At the Jacques Cantin Lodge a team of volunteers and employees do everything they can around the clock seven days a week to make residents feel at home Residents can also share their experience with other people facing the same situation enjoy activities on the premises go out on excursions and have people around them all the time Given room board and accompanied on a daily basis by attentive volunteers our residents receive a lot of support and reassurance at a very small cost says Sébastien Lévesque coordinator of the CCS s Jacques Cantin Lodge Studies show that the most common needs of people living cancer which require a great deal of investment in time and money are accommodation transportation and parking At the Jacques Cantin Lodge guests enjoy accommodation at nominal rates and are also driven by volunteers to their treatment centres which saves them a lot of stress and planning The Canadian Cancer Society and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux pay two thirds of the cost to make the accommodation very affordable people living with cancer are offered room and board for as little as 27 per day An additional fee of 5 may be charged for transportation to treatment centres The Jacques Cantin Lodge has 29 rooms and all that we d want to find in a residence a dining room game room library relaxation lounge exercise room several television lounges and a home cinema Special attention has been given to the needs of residents The objective is to provide them with all the necessary comforts as well as the cozy feeling of home The Jacques Cantin Lodge welcomes people from all over Quebec Our residents are mostly from the Laurentians Abitibi Témiscamingue and Laval Lanaudière The Jacques Cantin Lodge also receives guests from Mauricie Outaouais Southwest Quebec and the Richelieu Yamaska area It even offers accommodation to Montrealers who can t commute between their home and the treatment centre where radiation therapy is given adds Sébastien Lévesque On its 15 th anniversary the CCS named its residence the Jacques Cantin Lodge after the eminent surgical oncologist who had volunteered with the organization for 30 years and dedicated his life to the

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  • Ontario - Joint Statement by the Government, Six Nations and J.J.'s Family on Integrated and Respectful Health Care
    Nations of the Grand River who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia appeared before Justice Edward to seek clarification on his reasons for decision dated November 14 2014 Justice Edward released an addendum to his decision that recognizes that Haudenosaunee medicine is an integral aspect of the Haudenosaunee identity as a people As such it has the protection of the Canadian constitution as an Aboriginal right Justice Edward s addendum further clarifies that the best interests of the child are paramount and that the Aboriginal right to practice traditional medicine must be respected The practice of this right can and may work together with other approaches to health care This clarification now allows the family to proceed with peace of mind and privacy with their daughter s treatment using the best that both medicines have to offer The clarification also enables and encourages governments agencies hospitals and health care practitioners to continue important conversations about an integrated approach to health care one that respects and can bring together different healing traditions Additional Resources Joint Submission of the Parties For more information Organization Ontario Government www ontario ca Link http www chrgonline com detail news php ID 527412 BACK SEND PRINT

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  • Héma-Québec - Canada's largest human tissue bank is in Québec - Experts and donors working together to save lives
    every year A supplier of human tissues since 2001 Héma Québec knows this all too well having distributed nearly 4 000 products to hospitals in Québec and the rest of Canada between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 The organization has been steadily developing expertise for years and now manages the largest human tissue bank in Canada distributing more products than any other supplier This is made possible first and foremost by those who have consented to donate human tissues In Québec 2 1 million people are registered in the Registre des consentements au don d organes et de tissus launched by the Régie de l assurance maladie du Québec RAMQ in 2011 As part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Week which continues through April 26 Héma Québec is emphasizing the importance of registering consent Although a vast majority of the population says that they are in favour of organ and tissue donation fewer than half have officially provided consent Registering consent to organ and tissue donation with the RAMQ is yielding truly tangible results For example the number of people waiting for a corneal transplant in Québec has dropped 71 in four years from 704 in February 2011 to just 278 in April 2015 A campaign emphasizing the importance of consent To remind people of the importance of organ and tissue donation Héma Québec Transplant Québec and the Régie de l assurance maladie du Québec have collaborated to produce a campaign of short videos that are being broadcast starting this week on the partners respective social media platforms These testimonials by recipients provide living proof that organ and tissue donation changes and improves the quality of life for patients considerably and even saves lives To learn more about consent visit signezdon gouv qc ca For more information

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  • Association of Ontario Midwives - Budget announcement solidifies support for Aboriginal midwifery
    will mean to the Aboriginal midwives who are practicing in Ontario Government support is essential to grow Aboriginal midwifery across the province says Blais Including Aboriginal midwives directly in the budget papers shows this government is serious about the commitment they have made to fund Aboriginal midwifery We cannot wait to work with them to get practices up and running in communities where they are so badly needed The real benefit of the piloted projects will be to the women and communities that will be served by the newly funded practices Aboriginal midwifery will provide culturally appropriate safe care that will help preserve identity and strengthen communities The funding is well in line with one of the governments core health care objective delivering better coordinated and integrated care in the community closer to home Birth closer to home explains Blais builds stronger community ties connection to the land and the place and space for self determination In a time of fiscal austerity when we can all assume budget decisions are tough yesterday s announcement entrenching a commitment to support Aboriginal midwifery reflects an important moment in the advancement of midwifery across the province About Midwifery in Ontario There are more than 700 registered midwives in Ontario serving communities in 90 clinics across the province Midwives have privileges at most Ontario hospitals Since midwifery became a regulated health profession in 1994 almost 150 000 babies have been born under midwifery care including more than 35 000 births at home A midwife is a registered health care professional who provides primary care to women with low risk pregnancies Midwives provide care throughout pregnancy labour and birth and provide care to both mother and baby during the first six weeks following the birth For more information Organization Association of Ontario Midwives Address 365

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  • University of British Columbia - 'Chemo brain' is real, say UBC researchers
    that chemo brain is a chronically wandering brain they re essentially stuck in a shut out mode Handy explains that healthy brains function in a cyclic way People can focus on a task and be completely engaged for a few seconds and then will let their mind wander a bit The research team that included former PhD student Julia Kam the first author of the study found that chemo brains tend to stay in that disengaged state To make matters worse even when women thought they were focusing on a task the measurements indicated that a large part of their brain was turned off and their mind was wandering The researchers also found evidence that these women were more focused on their inner world When the women were not performing a task and simply asked to relax their brain was more active compared to healthy women Kristin Campbell an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and leader of the research team says these findings could help health care providers measure the effects of chemotherapy on the brain Physicians now recognize that the effects of cancer treatment persist long after its over and these effects can really impact a person s life said Campbell Tests developed for other cognitive disorders like brain injury or Alzheimer s have proven ineffective for measuring chemo brain Cancer survivors tend to be able to complete these tests but then struggle to cope at work or in social situations because they find they are forgetful These findings could offer a new way to test for chemo brain in patients and to monitor if they are getting better over time said Campbell who also conducts research to measure how exercise can improve cognitive function for women experiencing chemo brain This study was recently published in

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