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Ways of seeing illness  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article is the second of a four part series on alternatives to allopathy; discusses influences on culture, and how we define and go about achieving health and healing.

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Published: 1981
Sharing the menopause experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

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Published: 1986
Herpes: toward a positive approach  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article explains the herpes virus. Discusses diagnosis, transmission and detection. Explains the different strains and possibilities of management. The author seeks to unpack the stigma associated with herpes.

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Published: 1981
Cultivating community : co-operative gardening  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article promotes community organized gardens and their social benefits. Defines Eco-Feminism. Gives examples of successful community garden projects. Lists ways to start a garden in your neighbourhood. 

 


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Published: 1987
The politics of artificial light  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

 This article addresses our increased dependency on artificial light, specifically fluorescent light. Describes how this increased dependency came to be. identifies how this change in our environment has impacted our bodies and biological rhythms. Explains how artificial light differs from the sun. 

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Published: 1982
Weeds, wildflowers and women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article describes various plants, their uses, nutrients they offer and ways to prepare them. 

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Published: 1987
Working through despair  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article addresses the despair that an increasing number of people are experiencing in relation to imagining the future of our planet. Introduces the concept of despair work; symptoms and suppression, validation, feeling, imaging, waiting and community. 

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Published: 1982
Achieving health for all: the epp report  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

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Published: 1987
Our story   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

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Published: 1982
Legal assault: a feminist analysis of the law reform commission's report on abortion legislation  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the devastating consequences of the Law Reform Commission's proposal on abortion. Suggests a feminist approach to women's health. 

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Published: 1989