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Summer 2011

Wave is Winnipeg's health and wellness magazine. It is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. To contact the editor, call Brian Cole at 204-926-8144 or email bcole@wrha.mb.ca

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Reflections of the future Reflections of the future
A letter from Winnipeg Health Region President & CEO Arlene Wilgosh

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Time to butt out Time to butt out
Region set to enforce smoke-free policy

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Summer food safety tips Summer food safety tips
Food safety is a year-round concern, but it's especially important during the summer barbecue and picnic season.

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Making a difference Making a difference
Dr. Patricia Martens leads a team of researchers who are working to build a better health-care system

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The Graduates The Graduates
Four years ago, the Winnipeg Health Region and the Winnipeg School Division joined forces to create a medical internship program for Aboriginal students. The program's first class graduated in June.

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Farm fresh Farm fresh
Summer in Manitoba is the best time to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables.

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It's summer- Get out and enjoy it! It's summer- Get out and enjoy it!
Now that the kids are out of school and summer is in full swing, many Manitobans are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the glorious weather.

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Trauma season Trauma season
When the mercury soars, so do the number of visits to Winnipeg's emergency departments. Here are some tips to help you avoid a trip to the hospital.

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Good for the gut Good for the gut
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have probably heard quite a bit about something called probiotics.

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Headaches Headaches
Why they happen and what you can do about them.

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Matters of the heart Matters of the heart
What you need to know to reduce your risk for cardiac illness.

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority acknowledges that it provides health services in facilities located on the original lands of Treaty 1 and on the homelands of the Metis Nation. WRHA respects that the First Nation treaties were made on these territories and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to collaborate in partnership with First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the spirit of reconciliation.
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