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How Can Consumers Make Healthy Eating Choices?
“Nudging” consumers towards healthy food is not fully effective in getting people to eat well. A lack of education or a lack of income play a role in unhealthy food choices.
The Health Bus Delivers Innovative Healthcare to the Urban Poor
Services like the Health Bus need to be continued and expanded. Bringing healthcare staff into vulnerable communities gives many users a chance to bond with the healthcare staff. This helps break down traditional barriers ...
Eating Disorders Are Experienced Differently According to Culture
Treatment and research must address difference in order to support racialized and ethnic women with eating disorders. For many, working on family relationships is essential. Family attitudes and actions impact the way many ...
Homelessness Leads to Poor Health in York Region
Homeless and at-risk people in York Region have fair or poor physical and mental health. Affordability and lack of health coverage are the most common reasons why homeless and at-risk people have inadequate access to healthcare.
NAFTA Weakens Regulatory Power of Governments
NAFTA creates a situation where governments have less power to intervene on issues such as obesity, hunger, and public health. This is likely to benefit only the privileged sector of society and harm low-income citizens.
Café Diabetica: How Does Engagement Impact the Diabetes Experience?
Positive changes can emerge when the roles of participants and workers change to explore and share health experiences. People with diabetes felt empowered by helping to set group topics and by the self-discovery that ...
African American Women Have a Disadvantage When It Comes to Cancer Care
Race has an impact on breast cancer treatment and survival. Non-Hispanic white women are more likely to survive breast cancer than African American women. Younger women are especially vulnerable. They tend to lack adequate ...
What Is the State of Women's Health Work in Canada?
Canada needs to be more of an active and democratic state that pursues gender and other kinds of equity. It should serve as a model employer by providing good pay, benefits, conditions, and security. More generally, the ...
Masters Athletes Challenge Our Thinking About Health and Aging
Masters Athletes are not anomalies but, rather, potential models for how we should age. They challenge the widespread belief that chronic diseases are an inevitable part of aging. They demonstrate that maintaining physical ...
Community-Based Discharge Planning Improves Health Services
Basing discharge services in the community has improved services for people transitioning out of an acute care mental healthcare facility. It has also reduced readmissions rates, curbing the demand for inpatient services ...