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"...survivors and their loved ones have exhibited great courage in overcoming unique, daily challenges they face through no fault of their own.Statement from Minister Ambrose on Thalidomide


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Baseball slugger Prince Fielder, who tips the scales at 125 kg (276 lbs), has long considered himself a vegetarian. Though fast approaching a career mark of 300 home runs, the 31-year-old Texas Ranger would probably do himself a favor by eating seafood and fatty meats (including free-range bacon), while cutting out bread, salt and sugary drinks, according to dietary researchers.
Your Health System - Obesity
1 in 4 Canadian adults are obese, that has doubled in the last 30 years
1 in 9 youth are obese, that has tripled in the last 30 years
18% of the Canadian population is obese
29% of the US population is obese
2% of the Korean population is obese
Newfoundland and Nunavut are the most obese provinces/territories in Canada
British Columbia is the least obese province / territory in Canada

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May 26-28, 2015: Montreal, QC. CAHSPR Conference
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
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June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week


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  • Sarah Hoffman to Minister of Health, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Dafna Carr to Executive Lead, Online Centralized Public Reporting, Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, ON


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