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July / August 2012

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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Hope in health care Hope in health care
A letter from Winnipeg Health Region President & CEO Arlene Wilgosh.

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Handle with care Handle with care
Program helps identify and prevent injuries to children with brittle bones.

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HOPE for the world HOPE for the world
Winnipeg-based charity International HOPE Canada has sent more than 500 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in developing countries around the globe over the last 15 years.

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Mission to Nicaragua Mission to Nicaragua
Concordia Hospital surgical team to help as many as 60 people regain ability to walk during week-long trip.

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Chasing butterflies Chasing butterflies
And 14 other cool things to do with your children this summer.

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The Class of 2012 The Class of 2012
Meet six young women who are about to embark on promising careers in health care, thanks to a program that offers high school students a glimpse into the world of medicine.

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Damage control Damage control
Dr. Davinder Jassal has set a new standard for detecting cardiac injury caused by drugs used to fight breast cancer. Now he hopes to stop those drugs from hurting the heart in the first place.

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Happiness is? Happiness is?
Leading researchers offer insights into what brings us joy.

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Third time's the charm! Third time's the charm!
Don't give up on biking to work after just one try.

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Fresh from the farm Fresh from the farm
Tasty local produce readily available during the summer.

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Food for thought Food for thought
Ideas for improving the nation's collective diet.

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Traditional Territories Acknowledgement
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority acknowledges that it provides health services in facilities located in Treaty One and Treaty Five territories, the homelands of the Métis Nation and the original lands of the Inuit people. The WRHA respects and acknowledges harms and mistakes, and we dedicate ourselves to collaborate in partnership with First Nation, Métis and Inuit people in the spirit of reconciliation.
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