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Pain management

May 24, 2019 – Effective management of pain in the elderly requires a more holistic approach, one that involves careful assessment, intervention and analysis that considers stage of life, past experiences, and the present situation. And while medications certainly have their place, there are a host of other tools that people can put into their toolbox.

Eat like Grandma

April 12, 2019 – Eating and feeding yourself or your family does not have to be that complex. What if we got back to basics and ate similarly to how your Grandma (or great Grandma) did?

Feeling fatigued?

March 29, 2019 – There are a number of health issues that can cause you to feel tired and down. One problem that sometimes sneaks up on people, especially those over the age of 50 or who follow a vegetarian diet, is vitamin B12 deficiency. The following Q&A is designed to provide you with some background on this condition as well as steps you can take to avoid it.

Living in the present

March 22, 2019 – While a person with dementia may no longer have their memories, they still retain their feelings and emotions. They still want to feel valued and important. They live only in the present tense. By visiting them, you increase their quality of life, and the good feelings last even after the visit ends.

Positive parenting

March 15, 2019 – Helpful advice on a wide range of child-rearing issues is now just a phone call away.

Be a role model to help kids become more active

March 8, 2019 – The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines suggest that children between the ages of five and 17 should accumulate about 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity every day. Doing so will help your child improve their health, do better in school,  have fun playing with friends, feel happier, maintain a healthy body weight, improve their self-confidence, and learn new skills.

Nurse on call

February 22, 2019 – Manitobans with Type 2 diabetes or heart failure can get the answers to questions about their condition simply by picking up the phone, thanks to a provincial service called TeleCARE TéléSOINS Manitoba.

Craving Change

February 15, 2019 – A new course is being offered by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for people who want to better understand the factors that affect why we eat, and how that knowledge can help us forge a healthier relationship with food.

Exercise time

February 12, 2019 – Regular exercise has been found to be associated with reduced rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer, and depression, as well as reduced risk of falling. It has also been found to increase fitness, improve bone health, boost functional health (ability to do activities of daily living), and improve cognitive function.

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