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January / February 2013

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

The magazine is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books and the Winnipeg Free Press. Wave is also available through subscription (1 year $18.90). To subscribe, please contact Tracy Gooley at 204-925-3300 or via email.

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Improving patient flow Improving patient flow
A letter from Winnipeg Health Region President & CEO Arlene Wilgosh.

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Flu Watchers Flu Watchers
Winnipeg Health Region gathers data to help build a better influenza vaccine.

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Deadly game Deadly game
Health and sports groups say use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise among young hockey players.

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The facts about flax The facts about flax
A Winnipeg scientist and his team have shown that the humble flax seed has the power to dramatically reduce high blood pressure - a development that could help cut the incidence of cardiovascular disease by as much as 50 per cent.

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Take care out there! Take care out there!
Snow sports injuries and how to avoid them.

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Health care primer Health care primer
How to choose the right care at the right time.

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Caring for the caregiver Caring for the caregiver
Tips on how to avoid stress while taking care of a family member or loved one.

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Want to get active? Want to get active?
There is an app for that!.

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To supplement or not to supplement? To supplement or not to supplement?
That is the question facing many adolescents.

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Watch out for whopping cough Watch out for whooping cough
How to recognize and prevent pertussis.

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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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