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Anxiety over workplace return is not unusual

September 27, 2021 – If you are one of the thousands of people who have been working from home during the pandemic, it is very likely you are experiencing a variety of emotions about heading back to work, ranging from excitement about seeing your co-workers face-to-face again to anxiety about COVID exposure for you at work, or for your children at school. Chances are that if you were working from home, you had established a comfortable routine, one you might now be hesitant to give up by returning to the office.

Recognizing the signs of dementia is key to accessing support

September 20, 2021 – It's a little-known fact that older adults generally have higher life satisfaction than people aged 29-50. Reasons for this may include better coping skills, shifted priorities and reduced stressors. But the lustre of our "golden years" can be impacted if brain changes like dementia develop.

Mind-FULL at work?

August 19, 2021 – Would you like to look forward to your weekdays as much as your weekends? Maybe it's time to take a new approach to your workday, one that is less mind-FULL and more mindful.

Prenatal care a wise choice for you and your baby

September 13, 2021 – Receiving prenatal care early and throughout your pregnancy helps you make informed choices, identify and address health concerns, and learn more about your growing baby and your changing body.

COVID-19 vaccinations are our quickest route back to normal

April 26, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us and affected almost every part of our lives. But now that the vaccine is available, it's likely going to be the quickest route "back to normal" for you and those you love.

Dietitians can help you "find your healthy"

March 23, 2021 – When it comes to good nutrition, there is no quick fix and no "one size fits all," but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Manitoba's registered dietitians are health professionals who can provide the individualized nutrition advice you need to help make healthy food choices.

Social Workers help you access the supports you need

March 16, 2021 – Is your glass half empty or half full? Ask a social worker, and they might remind you that your glass is refillable. They might help identify and remove barriers preventing you from accessing the tap. They might let you know that you can add ice, or use a different glass. In short, they'll work hard to find what solutions and supports you need to ensure your glass is always full when you need it to be.

Heart attacks and 911: time is muscle

February 22, 2021 – It sounds like simple advice: if you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 911. Yet, as a cardiologist, I can tell you that there are still far too many people who choose to drive themselves to a health care facility rather than calling 911 for an ambulance.

Sexual health in the age of COVID-19

February 16, 2021 – First, the good news: sex still exists, even in the age of COVID-19. That fact alone may be of comfort to Manitobans who have been making sacrifices in other parts of their lives in response to the pandemic.

It's time for polarizing positions on cannabis to go up in smoke

January 18, 2021 – Weedless Wednesday, which takes place on January 20 as part of National Non-Smoking Week, is a fitting time for hardcore opponents and advocates of cannabis alike to set aside deeply entrenched positions in favour of an evidence-based discussion.

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