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Summer 2017

Welcome to the new Wave

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has re-launched Wave magazine as a digital-only publication, complete with a new look and website.

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Spot the tick

The blacklegged tick is starting to become more prevalent in many parts of Manitoba. This poses a problem because these tiny arachnids are known carriers of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis.

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Slideshow: the facts about sugar

Experts say that "naturally occurring" sugar, like the kind found in fruits, vegetables and milk are part of a nutritious diet. But "added sugar," like the kind found in the kind found in soft drinks, can actually pose health significant health risks if consumed in large enough quantities.

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How to choose the right sunscreen

Choosing the right sunscreen - and applying it properly - can protect you against skin damage from the sun's harmful rays.

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Injury prevention

How to keep your child out of the emergency department this summer.

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Improve your posture

Most people don't think much about their posture - at least not until they reach their senior years and begin to notice that they are hunching over and having trouble with balance. Here are some tips on how to avoid the problem now - and in the future.

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Do you have COPD?

It is estimated that about 28,000 Manitobans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating condition that constricts the airways and damages the small sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. And some don't even know it.

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Unfreeze that shoulder

When people have a frozen shoulder, the tissue around the shoulder joint gets thick and tight causing stiffness and pain, and making the shoulder hard to move. Here is what you need to know to help ensure you recover from this injury as soon as possible.

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Let nature nurture your health

When was the last time you took a walk in a local park, had an outdoor picnic or went for a hike in the woods? Contact with nature actually nurtures us in ways nothing else can.

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Eating for a greener planet

Tips for supporting a sustainable food system.

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Summer drink savvy

Be summer-drink savvy this year and cut back on the sugar sweetened beverages.

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Dissecting dementia

A St. Boniface Hospital research team led by Dr. Benedict Albensi is working to unravel the mysteries of chronic brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer disease.

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Brain storm

Meet Victoria Wiebe, a young Manitoba woman who has recently benefited from a game-changing epilepsy program at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg's Children's Hospital.

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Focus on the future

Medical Careers Exploration Program introduces Indigenous students to the possibility of a career in health care.

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211 Manitoba: your health care connection

New directory provides contact information for hundreds of health and social service organizations.

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Celebrating our nurses

Learn more about the various roles nurses play within the health-care system.

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Improving care

A new home care service is being created to help ensure seniors released from hospitals can be safely cared for at home.

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