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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.

Pandemic slowdown may have hidden benefits for diabetes health

December 14, 2020 – During these strange times of the pandemic, a lot of our world has changed – but not all of it has been for the worse. As we're forced to remain at home more than usual we are all presented with the opportunity to slow down a bit and make room for better management of our health – whether that's diabetes, other health conditions or just our overall well-being.

Many approaches needed to alleviate chronic pain

November 2, 2020 – At some point in our lives each of us will experience pain. Usually, it's a temporary inconvenience that stems from garden-variety sources such as a headache or muscle strain. Yet there are many people - half of all Canadians in fact - for whom pain is not simply inconvenient, but chronic and debilitating.

It’s never been more important to get the flu shot

October 19, 2020 – It has been more than six months since Manitoba's first case of COVID-19. During this time, much of our energy and effort have been focused on preventing the spread of the virus. Even now, as we continue our battle against COVID-19, there is another deadly virus making its way to Manitoba.

Active lifestyle is the best defense against arthritis

October 13, 2020 – Arthritis is so common, it almost escapes notice in the public imagination. According to the Arthritis Society, about six million Canadians (one in five adults) have arthritis, a number that is expected to grow to a whopping nine million Canadians (one if four adults) by 2040, driven in part by our aging population.

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