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Take a course to improve your health

December 27, 2018 – Starting in January, the WRHA’s Health Management Group is offering courses in a number of areas, including health education, chronic disease management and rehabilitation. Each course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to better deal with specific health issues that affect thousands of Manitobans.

Life saver

October 1, 2018 – Why you should call 911 when having a heart attack.

Understanding the teenage mind

August 31, 2018 – Kids between the ages of 13 and 19 must deal with all sorts of changes and transitions, both physical and societal. Their hormones are raging, their brains are evolving, and their bodies are changing. Add to that the complex social pressures they must navigate, including the peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs or have sex.

Push pause

July 27, 2018 – For years now, health experts have been warning that many children are spending too much time in front of a computer, video game, mobile device or television screen. The result, they say, is that many kids are not getting the exercise they need to maintain good physical health. But, as it turns out, that may not be the only damage being done.

Workplace stress

June 8, 2018 – Do you have a tough time making it through your workday? Perhaps you are at your desk right now and trying to decide which task to tackle first: your backlogged e-mails, mounting paperwork, or projects with competing deadlines? Perhaps your workplace feels like a difficult place to be.

Winter vitamins

January 12, 2018 – Studies show that about one-third of older adults are at risk of malnutrition. But the good news is we can take steps to maintain our health and well-being as we age.

Look out!

November 24, 2017 – Falls are a major health issue in Winnipeg. People who suffer serious injuries due to falls can experience a reduction in quality of life and independence. Older adults injured in a fall can spend an average of 10 days longer in hospital than they would for any other cause.

Stay connected

September 22, 2017 – When winter arrives, people sometimes start to fall back into a fast-paced routine of work, school, or structured activities. This routine and busy lifestyle can result in less time to socialize and may become isolating. Making the time to come together with others is very important for our health and well-being. Studies show that healthy social connections are an essential aspect of our physical and mental health, and can, in fact, contribute to a longer life.

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