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Suicide prevention takes centre stage

September 8, 2020 – Suicide is not a new consequence of mental illness, but it is an important one, particularly here in Manitoba, where, according to a 2018 report by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, our rate of suicide leads the nation at 13.5 per 100,000 people vs. the Canadian average of 11.5  per 100,000.

When feeding baby, breast is the best option

August 3, 2020 – As we mark World Breastfeeding Week (celebrated annually from August 1-7), it's a good time to review why, when it comes to feeding baby, the old adage that breast is best still applies in a majority of cases.

Add self-care to your COVID-19 defenses

July 20, 2020 – What are you doing to take care of yourself during the pandemic? COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted our lives, affecting the way we work, learn, play and connect with others. Quarantine fatigue has set in, leaving many feeling isolated and alone, while producing a range of strong emotions such as loss, grief, anxiety, anger and fear.

Summer safety: keeping COVID-19 at bay

June 29, 2020 – As you look for ways to make the most of another beautiful Manitoba summer, the last thing you want to do is shorten it by spending weeks in isolation - or worse, in hospital - because you've contracted COVID-19.

Be on guard against “caution fatigue”

June 22, 2020 – If you're feeling less motivated to follow expert advice about COVID-19 and are tempted to relax your approach to physical distancing, hand hygiene, and other health care directives, you may be in danger of contracting the newest pandemic-related "bug" making the rounds.

COVID-19 adds new dimension to discussions between parents and teens

June 8, 2020 – Parenting through a teen’s high school years has never been for the faint of heart, and you can be forgiven for thinking that it couldn’t possibly get any harder. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has added new dimensions to the challenge, especially as your teen transitions into a summer holiday mindset.

Homemade mask use keeps us all safer

May 11, 2020 – In the world of fashion, they say it's not what you wear, but how you wear it. The same can be said about sporting a non-medical or homemade mask outside a health facility as part of your efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Open for business

May 4, 2020 – In days of yore, when one of my patients needed to see me, they would either pick up the phone or walk over to my office to schedule an appointment. That was back before COVID-19 came to town. Today, I worry that my patients are not calling as often as they should.

The pandemic pantry

April 10, 2020 – As we hunker down at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, some of us may find ourselves in a room we’ve rarely occupied before: the kitchen.

Keeping active in these days of social distancing

April 6, 2020 – You won't see it officially listed anywhere as a symptom of COVID-19, but “cabin fever” – that feeling of increasing tedium, irritability and restlessness that often accompanies prolonged stays indoors – is definitely on the rise as we practise social distancing and self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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