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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.

Collaborative care seeks patient’s perspective

February 1, 2019 – By focusing on shared leadership, creating high functioning teams, clarifying roles, and resolving conflict, the collaborative care model enables health-care providers from different professional backgrounds to come together to solve a particular problem or issue with a view to improving patient care.

Cracking the male code

January 30, 2019 – Men can achieve better mental health by getting in touch with their emotions.

Pet alert

January 25, 2019 – It's easy to see why pets are so popular. From cats and dogs to birds and fish, these little companions provide us with emotional, social and health benefits that enrich our lives. However, pets can also carry germs that may be passed on to their owners, usually by direct or indirect contact with the bodily fluids (saliva, urine, feces) of the animal.

Sweet solution

January 18, 2019 – New legislation would restrict the marketing of sugar-laden drinks and foods to kids.

Cold sores

January 11, 2019 – Lesions, ulcers, blisters, sores. Whatever you want to call them, it goes without saying that no parent wants to see one on their child's mouth.

Waste not

January 4, 2019 – The most effective way to reduce food waste at home – and save money – is to plan your meals and food purchases. Buy just what you need, and use everything you buy.

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.

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