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First Nations Women's Healing: Moving from Hardship to Resilience Photo-essay

This photo-essay is part of The Women’s Health Research Project on FASD Prevention in First Nations Communities conducted by the Canada FASD Research Network.

The project involved 37 First Nations Women from four different communities: Piikani Nation (Alberta), Sandy Bay Nation (Manitoba), St. 201 more words


Sharing our Shared Journey; Making Spaces and Possibilities Accessible to All

Poe (the client’s preferred name for this interview) was born in Burma in 1972, a Karen ethnic. He volunteered at a clinic in a refugee camp before turning blind. 701 more words

25th Anniversary Series: Sharing Our Shared Journey

Community Engagement for Health Disparities

Inequities exist among certain populations when it comes to health status.  Ethnic and racial minority groups, such as African Americans and Latinos, have higher rates of almost all major chronic conditions and higher mortality rates.  459 more words


Gratitude Challenge: Day 4

Five things I am grateful for today: October 15, 2014 Wednesday

  1. I didn’t get hit by any cars on my dark and chilly morning run…though I did have one close call (the driver definitely didn’t look both ways).
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Personal Updates

An update from the Cochrane Public Health Group

Our work within Public Health Insight aims to generate evidence-informed solutions for decision makers. Public Health Insight incorporates the Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) and we thought it was time to provide an update on the work of CPHG and highlight the scope of our Cochrane reviews. 1,272 more words

On the Dutch Swearing With Diseases


This, roughly speaking, translates to cancer bitch. I’m in Amsterdam, unsteady on my new bike, and have just cut off a cyclist to my left.  1,595 more words

Medical Problems Don’t Always Call for Medical Solutions

Given the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system today, we may benefit from taking a page from the playbook of less-developed nations.  Not too many years ago home visits by doctors were common, and eventually patients started going to doctors’ offices to get care.  495 more words