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Rates of Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight Are High in Canada
The living conditions of Canadian children have a strong impact on their health. Social determinants of health associated with poverty have led to increases in the rate of infant mortality and low birth weight in Canada. ...
Physicians Can Impact Policy That Supports Children's Health
Canada is a liberal welfare state. It favours the needs of the individual over the needs of the community. Policymakers need to enact public policy that improves the living conditions that impact the health of children. ...
Canadian Children Worse Off, Healthwise, Than Those in Other Nations
The living conditions that lead to large health disparities among Canadian children are themselves shaped by a larger, Neoliberal agenda.
Individuals' History of Low Income Is a Key Determinant of Type 2 Diabetes
People who experience low income status are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Canada Lags in Improving Living Conditions That Impact Children's Health
Canada lags far behind other wealthy, industrialized nations when it comes to public policy that improves the living conditions that shape the health of children.
Canadians Living with Diabetes and in Poverty Are at High Risk
Canadian individuals living in poverty and who also have T2DM are at high risk for adverse health outcomes. Social welfare does not provide sufficient assistance to allow them to successfully manage their disease. They ...
Poverty Has a Devastating Impact on Canadians Living with Diabetes
Diabetes is more prevalent among the poor. Healthcare professionals, in addition to providing excellent care, must push to reduce poverty. This will optimize the management and prevention of diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations
Diabetes prevention and management needs more advocacy through a network of different health care partners working together. This can also help inform policy that meets the distinct needs of at risk populations for diabetes, ...