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Nov/Dec 2018

Scaling up

Healthy Smile Happy Child initiative seeks to provide better oral health care for Indigenous kids.

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Focus on falls prevention

Innovative vision screening program helps reduce injuries in older adults.

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The Great Pandemic

A hundred years after the 1918-19 Spanish flu killed millions around the world, scientists are discovering what made this virus so deadly - and how to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.

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Stepping up

Full-time and volunteer health-care providers rallied to help those laid low by the Spanish flu.

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Decoding disease

U of W Researchers say endogenous retroviruses lurking in our DNA may hold the key to treatments for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

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Help in a hurry

In early September 2018, the province officially unveiled a $1.2 million initiative to open five Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics throughout Manitoba.

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Nutrition: Are you getting enough?

A large national study recently found that upon admission to Canadian Hospitals, 45 per cent of patients were found to be malnourished. In other words, almost half of the patients were not meeting their nutrition requirements in order to stay healthy.

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Ear ache?

New video offers tips on what to do when your child wakes up in pain.

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Relax and enjoy

Don't let stress ruin your holiday season.

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Slideshow: Are you S.A.D.?

The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that as many as three per cent of the population may experience a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or S.A.D., and 15 per cent may experience a milder form of mood change known as the "winter blues."

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Urban poling: Much more than just walking

Urban poling uses walking poles to provide balance and stability and to increase mobility. This type of exercise has been popular in Europe for many years, and is being added to the exercise routine of many Manitobans..

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Region spends $3.2 million to add more NICU nurses

Additional needed to keep pace with demand at city's two largest hospitals.

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Patient safety

Three initiatives highlight staff commitment to better health care.

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Surgical investment

Province to spend $5.3 million to increase hip, knee and cataract surgeries.

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Priorities for the future

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority President & CEO RĂ©al Cloutier.

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