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A testimonial from someone living with diabetes

By ed 25.11.2011

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN

Has someone every saved your life?  It’s a catch 22 question because you don’t wish to be in a life threatening situation but if you should find yourself in such a calamity, you would want the right person to be there.  This is the story of a gentleman who was living his life, unknowingly, on a very fine line until a fateful afternoon at the Malvern Mall. This is the story of Mr. Tony Hope.

How did you first find out you had diabetes?

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A diabetes community champion

By Dr. Chris J. Morgan 18.11.2011

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN   World Diabetes Day was marked around the world last Monday, November 14, by diabetes associations, public health units and community groups through community forums, risk assessment screening and general information sessions on diabetes.   …

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A diabetes community champion

By ed 17.11.2011

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN

World Diabetes Day was marked around the world last Monday, November 14, by diabetes associations, public health units and community groups through community forums, risk assessment screening and general information sessions on diabetes.

Local community diabetes champion, Kathy Nelson, spent the morning at a diabetes forum sponsored by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and Novo Nordisk and the afternoon doing what she does best, speaking to a large group of community members about diabetes at TAIBU Community Health Centre.

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We need to take diabetes seriously

By ed 11.11.2011

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN

Everyone reading this article knows someone with diabetes.

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions around the world, including here in Canada. Today, more than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes and, according to Health Canada, the number of people with diabetes is increasing by seven per cent, or more than two million, each year. Globally, every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes resulting in more than 285 million people being affected and, based on current trends, it is expected that 380 million people will be affected by 2025.

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Diwali Greetings

By ed 22.10.2011

On behalf of the Government of Guyana, as well as the staff of the Guyana Consulate in Toronto, it is my humble pleasure to extend Diwali greetings to all.

As this historic festival is once again observed, the lessons that are conveyed by the significance of Diwali should not be lost in our modern society. We are forever enlightened by the story of the triumph of light over darkness, which has both practical value and symbolic undertones.

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Maximize Your Health: A free workshop

By ed 13.10.2011

Many Canadians live with one or more chronic conditions. Although these conditions may be different, often the frustrations, challenges and concerns are the same. Having a long-lasting health condition can impact a person’s physical, mental and emotional health and can compromise a person’s ability to carry on with daily routines, participate in activities or engage in satisfying relationships. The good news is that patients with one or more chronic conditions can maximize their health by learning positive self-management skills.

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Do employers, police have access to your child’s OSR?

By ed 14.09.2011

By LENNOX FARRELL

Apart from yourself as parent or guardian, no other official will have as profound an impact on your child’s future as will a teacher. And the teacher’s expectations, low or high, for your child. These expectations will either trump the potential inherent in the school curriculum, or fulfill it.

Because of teacher expectations in some regions, while a Black child could not fail Phys Ed., they also could not pass Physics. And one area in which teachers’ expectations are officially recorded is on your child’s Ontario Student Record (OSR).

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Bullying is to students’ education what cancer is to the immune system

By ed 04.09.2011

By LENNOX FARRELL

How can one influence a child to be ‘more open’, to ‘talk more about what’s troubling him/her?

First, and directed both to children and youth in and out of school, one of the primary reasons why children might not speak their minds and concerns to adults around them as parents, guardians, teachers, etc., is fear.

They might fear not being believed, or worse, not being taken seriously. They might fear reprisals, physical and emotional. There is much for a school-child to fear, apart from failing in their studies and exercises. In fact, they might be failing in school, often not attending, and often being difficult, even in grade school, and not wanting to go to school because of fear; fears they will conceal.

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Better Parent, Confident Student, Proud Parent

By ed 18.08.2011

By LENNOX FARRELL

As parents, many times we feel unable to assist our children despite our best intentions and efforts. That is because we also feel that we are alone when we really are not.

As our children head back to school there are several things we can do to assist in making them the students we, and they, want. Among these are some excellent, educational activities which are available on the Internet, and at no cost.

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Stem cell donor search event to be held in Mississauga

By ed 19.05.2011

Every year, hundreds of Canadians need stem cell transplants to treat potentially life-threatening illnesses including immune dysfunctions, genetic disorders and various forms of cancer.

For the 70 per cent of patients who must look outside their families for a suitable, unrelated match, their best chance for survival is likely to be found from stem cells of someone within their own ethnic group.

This is the case for two Canadian patients of African descent. One is Hector, a 59 year-old man from British Columbia who recently celebrated the first anniversary of his transplant. The other is two-year-old Owen from Hamilton, Ontario. Owen is waiting for a match to treat a genetic condition known as Fanconi Anemia.

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