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The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is proud to announce a financial donation to the African Institute on Gender-Based Violence and Counselling, which is administered by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This donation follows from a commitment the CPA Board had made years earlier to the study and remediation of political warfare.

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Together with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce a valuable new resource to assist family physicians and other health professionals detect and address harmful alcohol consumption among their patients.

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TORONTO, ON - Dietitians of Canada just made it easier for Canadians to eat healthy everyday. Today the group released eaTipster – a free iPhone app designed to serve up a new healthy eating tip every day. The app is available in English and French at eatipster.com

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Dietitians of Canada agrees with NDP MP Libby Davies that the Government of Canada should be the leader in monitoring the sodium levels in our food supply.

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Ottawa – Yesterday, November 4, marked the beginning of MRT Week, the celebration of Canada’s medical radiation technologists (MRTs). MRT Week is held annually in the week that contains November 8, the anniversary of the founding of the x-ray by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. This is a week set aside to celebrate Canada’s MRTs who are the Very Image of Care and to recognize their significant contributions to the healthcare system.

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Today, the Aboriginal Nutrition Network, a professional practice network within Dietitians of Canada, released its 2nd edition of “Registered Dietitians in Aboriginal Communities – Feeding Mind, Body and Spirit”.  The paper is publicly available, downloadable from the Dietitians of Canada website – go to:www.dietitians.ca/aboriginalnutrition

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TORONTO, ON – This week the International Association of Business Communicators awarded the prestigious Silver Leaf Award to EatRight Ontario and Manifest Communications Inc. for their success in community outreach communications. EatRight Ontario grows in popularity as more people learn about this free service.

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Toronto, ON – Dietitians of Canada, the professional association representing dietitians from coast to coast calls for policies and programs that make healthy foods more accessible to children where they live, learn and play. “We all need to eat healthy food to achieve and maintain good health, including a healthy body weight,” says Janice Macdonald, Director of Communications. “We want children to enjoy healthy food most of the time,” she adds. The Association is responding to the recent call for action by the Ontario Medical Association, for aggressive new measures, including taxes on junk food, restricting marketing of fatty and sugary foods to children and policies that would dictate changes in food labelling.

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October is Autism Awareness Month

Ottawa, ON — Each and every person living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is unique. There is no typical person and there is no typical treatment. Today, many health professionals agree that ASD diagnosis and treatment should be tailored and personalized; an interdisciplinary approach that involves several professions including physicians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists as well as speech-language pathologists(S-LPs) audiologists and supportive personnel.

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(Ottawa, ON) — The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates the Council of the Federation (CoF) on their leadership role in identifying innovative and transformative changes for the health care system. The CoF July 2012 report “From Innovation to Action: First Report of the Health Care Innovation Working Group” highlights team based models of care, including the Family Health Team Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital, Ontario. This interprofessional team is comprised of dental hygienists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, and pharmacists. Dental hygienists’ focus on oral health promotion and disease prevention fits well with the team focus on client self-management.

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