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How face-to-face contact makes us happier

Posted September 1, 2014 by Brian Bethune

The socially rich are getting richer, and the socially poor are only getting poorer

The post How face-to-face contact makes us happier appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Ebola: Everything you need to know

Posted August 31, 2014 by Anonymous

A one-stop source for news and analysis about the deadly virus that is killing thousands in West Africa

The post Ebola: Everything you need to know appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Health Care workers in New Brunswick: Graham vs Alward

Posted August 22, 2014 by David Akin

1/4 In #Rexton to talk about how we’ll improve healthcare #NBVotes2014 #MovingNBForward #NBLib14 pic.twitter.com/9PUbBonNC8 — Brian Gallant (@BrianGallantNB) August 22, 2014   New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant opened up the second day of the 38th General Election in his province in Rexton, talking about the Liberal plan to improve healthcare delivery. [Read the plan […]

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The first whopper of the New Brunswick election campaign

Posted August 22, 2014 by David Akin

Just as Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne tried to use Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a bogeyman early in her successful election campaign earlier this summer, so too is New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant quickly introducing Harper as a character in the just-launched New Brunswick election campaign. Gallant is way ahead in the […]

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Soul Healing a4 Integration of Body, Mind & Consciousness | Building SOUL

Posted July 25, 2014 by buildingsoul

Psycho-therapy actually originated as a form of healing (therapy) with the breath of spirit or soul (psyche). Today it is a practice w…30 Zoom(s)

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5 Tips for Healthy Snacking During the Day

Posted July 24, 2014 by MMarquit

In an effort to boost my healthy snacks during the day, I am employing the following strategies:24 Zoom(s)

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Teaching Our Child to Express their a4Negativea4 Emotions | The Resourceful Mother | RNCP | Pediatric Nutritionist

Posted July 24, 2014 by meredithdeasley

If we want our child to take responsibility for themselves and come to know and love themselves, we need to help them identify, unders…20 Zoom(s)

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Stuff I didn’t know before…

Posted July 20, 2014 by trashee

Like… New Brunswick is a province that is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to access to abortions. An abortion must be be deemed “medically neccesary” before it can be performed. And… that Beelzebub is alive and active in Fredericton. As for the first new piece of knowledge… I learned this upon hearing […]

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Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Insurance Plans

Posted July 18, 2014 by martin58474

In-depth article about prescription drugs that are and aren’t covered by Canadian health insurance plans! Covers seniors consideratio…35 Zoom(s)

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How Do You Deal With Unexpected Life Upheavals?

Posted July 17, 2014 by MMarquit

The last few weeks have been difficult for my family and me. We’ve been experience a slow buildup of upheavals in our lives.32 Zoom(s)

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7 Health Tips to Boost Your Everyday Wellness

Posted July 16, 2014 by MMarquit

You might be surprised at the how simple it can be to improve your everyday wellness.28 Zoom(s)

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How Putting Yourself First Benefits Others

Posted July 16, 2014 by MMarquit

It’s not uncommon to have bad days, you don’t want those bad days to become more numerous than the good.28 Zoom(s)

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Weekend Health Tips!

Posted July 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: From curing smelly feet by wiping them with vodka to treating blisters with mouthwash, here are 10 quirky health tips to help in life! 1. Eating a burger helps jet lag Chomping down a burger and chips during a flight doesn’t exactly seem like the most healthy option while sitting in the same […]

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Zinc a4 10 Functions, 25 Signs of Deficiency & Increasing Your Stores | The Resourceful Mother | RNCP | Pediatric Nutritionist

Posted July 8, 2014 by meredithdeasley

This post outlines 10 functions of zinc, 25 signs of deficiency and what to do if you think you or your child are deficient.28 Zoom(s)

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Life Insurance and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Posted July 8, 2014 by martin58474

Discusses how having hypertension (high blood pressure) affects a life insurance application. Includes factors looked at and likely un…25 Zoom(s)

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The Occupy Movement Has Changed the Narrative, But We’re Not Done

Posted July 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Recently, with the WEF spending the last few years acknowledging global income inequality is a problem, I’ve declared a kind of victory for the Occupy Movement: getting the lexicon on the 1% and inequality on the tongues of the sly gazillionaires who rule the world, and into mass consumption. Now we see that the CEO […]

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2 Essential Oils That Help Alleviate Asthma Symptoms | Celtic Sage Holistic Therapy

Posted July 1, 2014 by fayeboyd

We all know, without reading the multitude of studies out there that upper respiratory illness is on the rise.37 Zoom(s)

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How the Federal NDP Plans to Alienate Eco-Voters

Posted June 25, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Mulcair wants to out-Liberal the Liberals led by the charismatic son of a charismatic Liberal prime minister. He will fail: “I think what Canadians want are people who are realists, who understand for example the importance of our extractive industries and the creation of jobs but they also want to have a government that’s actually […]

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Sorry folks, but AIDS – IS a gay disease!

Posted January 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

There seems to be a lot of debate lately over whether AIDS is predominately a homosexual disease, or not! The reason I mention this is because the gay community is hesitant to accept blame for the widespread transmission of the HIV virus……………….., and they are getting more vocal in their insistence that they’re not to […]

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How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist

Posted August 9, 2013 by Devan McGuinness

If you’ve got a fear of the dentist, you’re not alone. Here are some tips on how to ease your anxiety and take charge of your oral health.

The post How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist appeared first on Accustomed Chaos.

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The Evil Buggerly Thing That Has A Hold On Me

Posted January 4, 2013 by Anonymous

I missed December. Blame the bastardly disorder that has had me and half the town since November. Never seen such a thing. Been sicker. Never so sick for so long. It don’t go away. Remember 2011-12? That was good. Except, me, I had pneumonia.

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Hundreds Protest Block’s Message

Posted October 22, 2012 by Tim McSorley
Saskatoon rallies in response to MP Kelly Block’s newsletter boasting of cuts to health care for refugee claimants

SASKATOON—Hundreds of Saskatoonians gathered at Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar MP Kelly Block’s office in the city on Saturday, protesting her latest newsletter about cuts to health care for refugee claimants. People have called the item anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist.

Block’s newsletter, entitled, “Ending Unfair Benefits for Refugee Claimants,” states, “New arrivals to Canada have received dental and vision care paid by your tax dollars. They’ve had free prescriptions. Not Anymore.”

Some see the message as an early attack on medicare and as an attempt to divide Canadians. Others see it as an attack on Canada’s long history of generosity and caring for those coming to the country as refugees.

Dr Ryan Meili, Family Doctor at the WestSide Community Clinic, spoke of caring for refugees and recognizing their special needs as well as requirements for general health care. Meili called Block’s publication a “divisive and inflammatory action” through which she was attempting to divide Canadians. He called on the federal Conservative Party to “stop abdicating its responsibilities for health care.”

On June 30, 2012, the Conservative government implemented changes to the Interim Federal Health Program. The new directives mean that refugee claimants waiting on appeals, or from a list that the federal government deems safe, no longer have access to important medical services, ranging from insulin for diabetes to treatment after heart attacks.

While the government scaled back some of its proposed cuts on the eve of implementing the changes, advocates for the program have said that the services which continue to be covered account for only two per cent of the former budget.

Speaking at Saturday’s rally, Meili also said the western provinces, other than Saskatchewan, have agreed to cover the costs of treating refugee claimants. He said Saskatchewan people should encourage their provincial government to take on the care of the refugee claimants as well.

Meili lives in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, which is part of Block’s constituency. He is running for the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

Meili’s wife, Dr. Mahili Brindamour-Meili, also spoke. She is a pediatric resident studying at the University of Saskatchewan and working in the Saskatoon Health Region. She is also Co-Chair of the Immigrant and Refugee Health Committee at the University of Saskatchewan.

The committee organized a protest last week which drew doctors, nurses, other health care providers and students. It was called the “59 cent protest” because the money that it cost to provide care for refugee claimants is about 59 cents per taxpayer per year. She said refugee claimants, like all people, “need acceptance and compassion,” particularly because of the violence many have experienced.

Brindamour-Meili told the story of a caller who attacked her for supporting the needs of refugees. She added that in the end, the caller told Brindamour-Meili she should go back to where she came from.

Mark Bigland-Pritchard, a member of a Mennonite congregation, spoke on behalf of his daughter, a university student in Winnipeg. Reading from her letter, Bigland-Pritchard called the statements contained in Block’s newsletter “unhelpful, dishonest and biased.”

A psychologist with the Saskatoon Community Clinic, Dr. Nayyar Javed, described Block as “taking up where Jim Pankew left off.” Pankew is a former Reform Party Member of Parliament. He is best remembered as having made a number of very racist remarks in conversation and writings. Javed went on to say that Block was “not elected to spread hatred.”

Other speakers included representatives of the legal community and labour.

The event, which attracted approximately 500 people, took place under the watchful eye of Saskatoon Police. The crowd was so large that on several occassions it spilled onto the street in front of Block’s office.

Rob is a retired career journalist based in Saskatoon. He has worked in both electronic and print news. This article was originally published on the Media Co-op.

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