Cancer

A Culturally-Relevant Perspective on This Issue Introduction Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue (invasion) or by migration of cells to distant sites (metastasis) [1]. Tobacco use, dietary factors, infectious agents, reproductive and sexual […]

Cardiovascular Disease

A Culturally-Relevant Perspective on This Issue Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, including: arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cerebrovascular heart disease (stroke), to name a few [1]. CVD is 1.5 times higher among First Nations and Inuit Populations than in […]

What an Insurance Broker Can Do For You

An insurance broker is an expert in insurance as well as risk management. They act on behalf of the client by providing advice according to the client’s interests. When you consult personal insurance broker Ontario offers, he will help you identify your business or personal risks and thus advice you on the appropriate cover to take. Some […]

Depression

A Culturally-Relevant Perspective on This Issue Introduction Depression is a mental disorder that presents with the following symptoms: feelings of sadness; loss of interest or pleasure; guilt, low self esteem; irregular sleep patterns; suicidal thoughts and attempts; loss of appetite, and poor concentration [1]. Aboriginal people are more likely than the general population to be […]

Diabetes

A Culturally-Relevant Perspective on This Issue Introduction Diabetes is a chronic illness characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin needed to break down sugar. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body produces little or no insulin, and Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot use insulin to break down sugar. The Public Health Agency […]