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Caring for those with special abilities

It is estimated that about 1-3% of the Canadian population lives with a developmental disability (DD).  This refers to people with limited cognitive abilities and adaptive functioning which have their onset before the age of 18.  The causes of DDs … Continue reading

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2013 Homelessness Marathon – Live segment on health and precarious housing in Hamilton

On February 20th, HJRC in collaboration with Health Providers Against Poverty, YWCA and CFMU 93.3 FM brought the 2013 Homelessness Marathon to Hamilton. The marathon is a live national 14 hour radio broadcast about Homelessness and Housing Issues, heard across the … Continue reading

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Join HJRC for the 2013 Homelessness Marathon — Live!

Health Justice Radio is teaming up with Health Providers Against Poverty, YWCA Hamilton and CFMU 93.3 FM to bring you the 2013 Homelessness Marathon! Wednesday February 20, 2013 Listening Booth at the YWCA Hamilton – 75 MacNab Street S, Hamilton … Continue reading

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Dispelling myths about mental illness

  What is the difference between our bodies getting sick and our brains getting sick?  It seems obvious that these should be seen as similar processes.  Why does stigma still exist against mental illness, but patients are not discriminated against … Continue reading

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The Maternity Centre of Hamilton: Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Today on HJR, we’re featuring a unique and fascinating obstetrical health resource in our community. It is well established that receiving adequate prenatal care is an important determinant of health for both mom and baby. According to the Hamilton Spectator and … Continue reading

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“They’ve had free prescriptions, not anymore”: Conservative MP mailout angers refugee health defenders

Residents in MP Kelly Block’s riding of Saskatoon Rosetown Biggar were surprised in mid October when they found a flyer in their mail boxes celebrating the end to “unfair” benefits for refugee claimants. The flyer states, “They’ve had free prescriptions, … Continue reading

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To the streets – again. We refuse to cooperate!

“Health care workers should be deciding what care people need based on their illness—not their income, refugee status, religion or anything else.” – Dr. Tim O’Shea, 2012 Following last week’s show on the cuts to refugee health care funding in … Continue reading

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To the streets! Reflecting on health-sector responses to refugee health cuts

In late April of this year, the federal government announced it would make sweeping cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program – a program that provides access to healthcare for refugees in Canada. On May 11th over 90 doctors occupied … Continue reading

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Au Naturel – naturopathy’s important and indispensable role within our healthcare system

Naturopathic Medicine is and broad inclusive field. It is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. It supports your body’s own healing ability using an … Continue reading

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Minding the Mind

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a new form of therapy used for many psychological disorders. It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. Dr. Linehan has suffered from mental illness herself and has been dedicated to helping … Continue reading

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