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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 21, 2020 – I don't know about you, but when I was younger, an unplanned school closure was an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It meant a break in routine, it was novel, it was fun! For some, maybe most, of our children today, they are experiencing this "novel" event of a school closure for the first time on a dramatically different scale from what you or I might have seen in the past with a snow-day or a result of flooding.