Chronic conditions

Chronic conditions

Mi’kmaq women and health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Elizabeth Paul
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to the health issues that face the Mi'kmaq people today that are directly related to the effects of colonization. Illustrates how Mi'kmaq women are reclaiming their traditional healing role. 

 

Battling interstitial cystitis

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne-Marie Conolly
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses interstitial cystitis, a bladder disease that is becoming more frequent in women, is under-diagnosed and not often talked about. Explains symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and what it is like to live with the disease. 

 

 

 


Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen Gans
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

Winning the battle: living with epstein-barr virus

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lone Rotenberg
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares one woman's experience of 'coming out' as one who lives with a chronic illness. Discusses holistic health practices. 

Dissonant disabilities: women with chronic illnesses explore their lives

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Diane Driedger
Michelle Owen (Eds.)
Publisher: 
Women’s Press
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Delves into the key issues in the lives of women with chronic illnesses from the point of view of the women themselves. Explores how society reacts to women with chronic illness and how women living with chronic illness cope with the uncertainty of their bodies in a society that desires certainty. 

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978-0-88961-464-2
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 270pp, Paperback

Turning the tide: why acting on inequity can help reduce chronic disease

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Regional Office of the Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides a tool kit that explores the links between inequity and chronic disease.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A roadmap for living well with chronic disease in Manitoba

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Manitoba Division
Publication Date: 
2006-
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents a web site with listings for a wide range of services available to people in Manitoba who are living with chronic disease.

When the body says no: the cost of hidden stress

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Gabor Maté
Publisher: 
Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the roles stress and individual emotional makeup play in the causation of cancer and other chronic illnesses. Argues that knowledge of how this causal relationship works is essential to healing.

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ISBN 0676973116
MEN.J38 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Use of the Internet for health information by the chronically ill

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English
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Online
Author: 
Todd H. Wagner
Laurence C. Baker
Kate Bundorf
Sara Singer
Publisher: 
Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Looks at Internet use for health information by people with chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart problems, and/or depression). Finds that use of the Internet by these patients is moderate, and that self-reported effects on choice of treatment or provider are small but noteworthy.

The tides of change: addressing inequality and chronic disease in Atlantic Canada

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English
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Online
Author: 
Karen Hayward
Ronald Colman
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Atlantic Region
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents a detailed analysis of the relationship between chronic disease and social inequity in the context of Atlantic Canada’s social and economic conditions.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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