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Health Matters

Sleep safety for babies

Most parents know that there is no shortage of baby products on the market. Unfortunately some are unsafe, or could be unsafe if not used properly. Some products designed to help babies sleep can fall into this latter category.

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Falls prevention

Each year, one in three adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall. And while that number goes up if you're over 80 years of age, it's not just older adults who are falling. Toddlers and children are also taking tumbles.

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Time to immunize

Where to get your flu shot.

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Injury prevention

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

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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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