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Government of Canada improving access to urgently needed drugs

From Health Canada Changes permit emergency import of bulk quantities of foreign-authorized medications April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada The Government of Canada is committed to making treatment options available to patients who require them in emergency situations, including the current the opioid crisis. The Government is taking action in a number of areas […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201773 Views

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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201772 Views

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New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered – UM Today

April 20, 2017 — Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. The drug, dubbed PEG-2S, has received a provisional patent, and its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201745 Views

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Help for seniors travelling to medical appointments

Apr 21, 2017 Improvements to the medical trip benefit will help low-income seniors who travel from rural or remote areas of the province for treatment or care. Budget 2017 invests an additional $550,000 to help low-income seniors cover costs, like transportation and accommodation, associated with travel for specialist medical appointments. The following changes to the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? – Thompson Citizen

April 21, 2017 In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the everyday […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201740 Views

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Esgenoôpetitj needs rehab facility, says drug counsellor – CBC

A week after 5 people overdosed on pills that possibly contained fentanyl, many community members struggle Apr 20, 2017 Theresa Bonnell is “expecting a phone call anytime” with news of one of her Esgenoôpetitj First Nation relatives struggling with addiction. “I had a phone call the other morning,” she said. “It was a little after […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 21, 2017  By Alan Fram And Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber’s GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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Siksika Nation Chief and Council leads by example though the act of taking a voluntary drug test.

April 19, 2017 Siksika Nation, a proud member of the Blackfoot Confederacy and Treaty 7, is a Nation located in southern Alberta. The Chief and Council leadership announced today, a continued commitment to the mandate of the Siksika Crime Prevention task force by voluntarily taking a drug test. They have schedule this voluntary drug test […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201757 Views

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Photos: Health Minister Philpott Engages With FSIN and Northern Chiefs – FSIN

Health Minister Philpott Engages With FSIN and Northern Chiefs

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201762 Views

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Work underway to support cannabis legalization in Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE (April 20, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the necessary work to prepare for the legalization of cannabis following the tabling of federal legislation in the House of Commons last week. The GNWT established a multi-departmental cannabis working group in 2016 in response to federal plans to table legislation […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201760 Views

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Eagle’s Nest announces reopening – Cochrane Eagle

Apr 20, 2017 After closing the doors at the Eagle’s Nest Stoney family centre two years ago for renovations, officials announced earlier this week the centre will be reopening in May. “The closure gave Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter the opportunity to review its guiding approach and operations to ensure it reflects best practice services […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201762 Views

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Report says Liberals need to make prevention central in anti poverty plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A new report calls on the federal government to not just think about opening the back door to help people out of homelessness, but to close the front door as well, to make sure they don’t become homeless in the first place. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201751 Views

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CWP: 35 Years of Progress – but a Ways to Go

April 19, 2017 This week, Canada is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a critical part of our Constitution that has become a symbol of national pride and a cornerstone of Canadian identity. The Charter’s purpose is to protect the fundamental rights of people in Canada. Over the past […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201741 Views

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New Fact Sheet: Tackling Poverty in Indigenous Communities in Canada – NCCAH

Download: New Fact Sheet: Tackling Poverty in Indigenous Communities in Canada ON3

by aanationtalk on April 20, 201742 Views

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New Research Fellowship at HSN Named for Dr. Denis Roy

SUDBURY, ON –  When he arrived in Sudbury, Dr. Denis Roy dreamed of  Health Sciences North (HSN) becoming the “Harvard of the North.” A new research fellowship in his honour will ensure that vision continues after he retires as CEO this June. The Dr. Denis Roy Fellowship has been created by the Health Sciences North […]

by aanationtalk on April 20, 201737 Views

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Sudbury & District Board of Health Indigenous Artwork Unveiling

April 18, 2017 ATTENTION MEDIA AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: As a symbol of the Sudbury & District Board of Health’s commitment to strengthen relations with First Nations and Indigenous communities and partners within the Health Unit’s service area, the Board of Health has acquired local Indigenous artwork to display permanently in Health Unit office locations. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201750 Views

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Nobody’s taking responsibility:’ board says govt’s must address Yellowknife’s arsenic problem – CBC

Oversight board recommends that federal, territorial, municipal gov’ts establish process for YK cleanup Apr 20, 2017 Over a decade since Yellowknife’s Giant Mine closed its doors for the final time, it’s still not clear who will take responsibility in addressing the tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust that has settled in and around the city, according […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201744 Views

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Poverty Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 20, 2017  By Jordan Press OTTAWA – A new report calls on the federal government to not just think about opening the back door to help people out of homelessness, but to close the front door as well, to make sure they don’t become homeless in the first place. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201742 Views

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Aboriginal Hepatitis C Month May 2017

Aboriginal Hepatitis C Month May 2017 Awareness Campaign Debuts Promising Practices Hep C Documentary & Tool Kit Vancouver, BC (April 20, 2017) – To launch National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Month May 2017, The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is proud to release, “Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation”, the second film in a series of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201765 Views

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Ontario Government Investing to Boost Access to Local Food Across Province with 24 New Greenbelt Fund Projects

April 18, 2017 New projects will support Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector Today, the Greenbelt Fund is announcing 24 local food projects that increase access to local food across Ontario, made possible with funding from the Government of Ontario. These investments support farmers and agri-food businesses as an essential bedrock of Ontario’s economy. Jeff Leal, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201759 Views

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It’s the War on Drugs and everybody is losing.’ – My Cariboo Now

Apr. 19th, 2017 A first nations woman stood outside a closed police barricade on Mackenzie Avenue in Williams Lake Wednesday morning praying for change and for the two lives that were lost. Rose-Marie Jack who lives in the area says she found out about the incident in which two individuals one of which was a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201745 Views

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Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report – Mississauga

Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also social factors that impact health Nearly 300 kilometres separate Timmins from Sudbury. That’s the distance France Picotte has had to drive with her mothers and sisters-in-law when they needed radiation treatment or certain types of chemotherapy. Her husband was preparing the make the journey […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201759 Views

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Minister Philpott announces expanded mental wellness teams in Northern Saskatchewan

Reconfirms commitment to increasing access to mental health and wellness supports for First Nations April 19, 2017                    La Ronge, Saskatchewan                                          Health Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the scope and seriousness of the mental health issues that are facing First Nations communities and is committed to supporting these communities overcome the difficulties they are […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201763 Views

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Ontario Seeking Public Input on a Food Security Strategy

Province Supporting Access to Sufficient, Safe, Nutritious and Culturally Appropriate Food for Everyone in Ontario April 19, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is asking people and organizations across the province to share their ideas and help shape a provincial Food Security Strategy. Food security is achieved when people have access to sufficient, safe, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201761 Views

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$1.2M in mental health support for northern Saskatchewan First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017 LA RONGE, Sask. _ The federal government is putting up $1.2 million over two years for more mental-health support in two northern Saskatchewan indigenous communities. Health Minister Jane Philpott says the money will allow expanded culturally safe mental health and addictions services for the Peter Ballantyne Cree National and Lac […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201755 Views

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Prenatal escorts in Nunavut already eligible for travel funding under new policy – NunatsiaqOnline

April 19, 2017 But the GN says new policy is still being updated A newly-announced Health Canada policy has already been put in place to fund non-medical travel companions for pregnant Nunavut women who leave their communities to give birth. The new directive came from the federal health minister, Jane Philpott, during a media interview […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201754 Views

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Health Canada confirms fentanyl in pill seized on New Brunswick First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017 FREDERICTON _ Health Canada has confirmed a pill seized on the Esgenoopetitj First Nation in New Brunswick contained fentanyl. RCMP say five Esgenoopetitj residents have been hospitalized since April 10 from suspected overdoses of the drug, a powerful synthetic opioid that has killed hundreds in western Canada but is relatively […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201745 Views

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Jino Distasio: Can $11 billion federal funding end homelessness in Canada? – The Province

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto, we have grown accustomed to seeing homeless people walk among us, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the experiences of homeless persons in our cities and communities. There is also […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201738 Views

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Pharmacy distributors want in on Canada’s legalized marijuana regime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government’s plans for legalizing recreational marijuana has many would-be players looking to carve out a role for themselves in the emerging market, including pharmaceutical distributors who already ship drugs across the country. The Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management _ […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201736 Views

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The Northern Cancer Foundation Disburses $450,000 in Research Grants

Thursday, April 13, 2017 SUDBURY, ON – Cancer research is one of the key pillars that the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) and Health Sciences North (HSN) is built upon – and the NCF is once again ensuring that research at the Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC) flourishes. Each year, the NCF accepts grant applications from the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201746 Views

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Health Reports – Housing conditions and respiratory hospitalizations among First Nations people in Canada

April 19, 2017 This study examines whether First Nations Aboriginal identity is associated with a greater likelihood of hospitalization for selected respiratory conditions when adjusting not only for housing, but also for location (on or off reserves, urban or rural) and household income. The analyses are based on information from the 2006 Census linked to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201752 Views

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Fasting triglycerides as a predictor of incident diabetes, insulin resistance and β-cell function in a Canadian First Nation

Background: Diabetes prevalence is substantially higher among Canadian First Nations populations than the non-First Nation population. Fasting serum triglycerides have been found to be an important predictor of incident diabetes among non-indigenous populations. However, there is a great need to understand diabetes progression within specific ethnic groups, particularly First Nations populations. Objective: The purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2017261 Views

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CAMH Responds to Federal Cannabis Bill C-45

CAMH Responds to Federal Cannabis Bill C-45 TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – ​​As Canada’s leading academic health science centre specializing in addiction and mental health, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has long advocated for reform of Canada’s system of cannabis control. In 2014, CAMH released a Cannabis Policy Framework, which called for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201761 Views

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Federal and provincial governments announce funding for new rental housing project in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, April 18, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with Camponi Housing Corporation, announced funding for a new rental housing project for low- to moderate-income individuals and families in Saskatoon. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201753 Views

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Health in the North: Inequities in health and health care

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – The life expectancy rates for those living in northern Ontario continue to be lower and mortality rates higher than the rates in the province overall, according to a new report by Health Quality Ontario, the provincial advisor on the quality of health care. “Despite many improvements in health and health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201771 Views

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Increased access to Health Services in La Loche

April 13, 2017 More patients in La Loche will now be able to receive care in their home community as a result of government’s $500,000 commitment to expand the use of Remote Presence Technology in northern Saskatchewan. Health Minister Jim Reiter joined project partners in Saskatoon today for a demonstration of this innovative technology with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201738 Views

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AHS South Zone introduces Indigenous Hospital Liaisons – The Pincher Creek Voice

Harley Crowshoe, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Health, AHS – The role of the Indigenous Hospital Liaison was introduced to Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) in December 2015, through Alberta Health Services’ Indigenous Health Program in South Zone. The first liaison worker, Suzan Heavyshields, was tasked with introducing the program to staff and patients. The role involves: – […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201741 Views

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Mayors’ Opioid Task Force releases first set of recommendations to address opioid crisis

As British Columbia marks the one-year anniversary of the fentanyl crisis being declared a public health emergency, the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis is releasing its initial recommendations to the federal government to better deal with opioid addictions and overdoses across Canada, focusing specifically on the lack of data collection and information sharing. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2017105 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Family Well-Being Program Kickoff

April 11, 2017 Save the dates for the Family Well-Being Program kickoff and Mental Health Week! May 23 – 27, 2017. Schedule of events to be announced soon. Read More. NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201753 Views

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Liberals introduce long awaited bills to legalize marijuana by July 2018 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Adults 18 and older will be able to legally buy and cultivate small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while selling the drug to a minor will become a serious new criminal offence under the federal Liberal government’s proposed new legal-pot regime. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201763 Views

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UNICEF Canada Foresight Report: What’s the state of children and youth in Canada?

At the Sandbox Summit on April 6, UNICEF Canada hosted a lunchtime discussion where we identified trends shaping the lives of young people, what is causing them, the signals we see them manifest, how pervasive they are, and the implications are for children and youth and for others. Participants began by describing: What seems to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201749 Views

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CAMIMH Calls for Nominations for the Faces of Mental Illness Campaign

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 11, 2017. Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially launched the 15th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign, seeking nominations from the public. The campaign selects individuals living in recovery from mental illness and shares their experiences with the public. These stories are shared online, through promotional […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201748 Views

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Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017     Ottawa, ON    Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth. In many cases, it […]

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From opium to opioids: Examining British Columbia’s long history with drugs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017 By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Hundreds of British Columbians have died from overdoses in recent months, but the powerful painkiller fentanyl isn’t the first drug to spark a crisis in the province. Here’s a look at British Columbia’s history with drugs: 1870s to 1900s: British Columbia’s first […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201751 Views

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IRC: Project Jewel Announces Four Upcoming Events

April 11, 2017 Project Jewel, an on-the-land wellness program provided by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, is now accepting applications for a collection of programs that will take place in April, May and August. Opportunities exist for both youth and adults to participate. You can view the details of each event below. Those interested in participating are asked […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201751 Views

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Family doctors being trained to screen addiction in B.C. during opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A tag hanging from a dead man’s left toe says the cause of death was an overdose of fentanyl, “unknowingly taken with other drugs.” The cadaver draped in a white sheet is displayed in transit ads funded by the Vancouver Police Foundation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201766 Views

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Nunavut’s pertussis outbreak over

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 12, 2017) – Nunavut’s pertussis (commonly called whooping cough) outbreak is officially over, the Department of Health declared today.”I wish to thank residents of Nunavut for being proactive, getting immunized and helping to stop the spread of pertussis,” said Dr. Kim Barker, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “I also extend my sincere […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201781 Views

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Notice to the media – Government of Canada to make an important announcement

April 12, 2017 The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, along with Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair, will make an important announcement. Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201775 Views

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Finance Minister Puts Manitoba Spin on New Shoe Tradition

April 11, 2017 Finance Minister Cameron Friesen participated in a made-in-Manitoba version of the ‘new shoes on budget day’ tradition for Canadian finance ministers, opting to forego new shoes for himself in favour of a personal donation from members of the government to the Manitoba chapter of The Shoebox Project for Shelters. “Manitobans are renowned […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201741 Views

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Depiction of how aboriginal people are treated in the Canadian healthcare system

Credits: Ashley Marshall Published on Mar 26, 2017 Exaggerated – for nursing 205 Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2017194 Views

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