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When to Call a Pediatrician

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Your child is sick. Do you know if you should call the pediatrician, or wait? Use this guide to know when to make the call.

Your Baby’s Reflux: What to Do

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When is spitting up normal, and when is it a problem? Learn signs to watch out for, as a pediatrician and parent who’s been there share their wisdom.

How to Afford Biologics for RA

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Strategies for reducing the out-of-pocket cost for RA biologics, getting financial help, and researching viable drug options.

RA and Biologics: Why Time Matters

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Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis can take a few months to work their best. Find out when you can expect a biologic drug for RA to start working.

Yoga Fitness

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There are many traditional fitness modalities from Asia that aim to cultivate the body and spirit together. Let’s look at yoga.

How the Body Reacts to Grief, and What It Can Mean

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Fatigue, headaches, stomach pain, and a higher risk of heart disease: Although these things may not make you think of grief at first, many people who have a significant loss get these and other physical symptoms.

The Truth About Belly Fat

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Do you have too much belly fat? Reducing visceral fat may be as simple as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. WebMD shares what works.

Getting a Second Opinion for Cancer Treatment

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A second opinion can be a key part of cancer treatment. Find out how fresh input can offer new approaches or confirm you’re on the right track, and when it’s smart to stay put.

Are NSAIDs Safe for You?

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NSAIDs can help relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, but you should know the potential risks the drugs pose before taking them.

How to Handle Bad Sex

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When the sex is bad, what can you do to make it better? Experts share their answers in this WebMD article.

Dealing With Your Ex on Special Occasions

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Getting along with your former spouse or partner may be impossible at times, but if you have kids, there are going to be birthdays, holidays, graduations, weddings and other occasions when the two of you will have to be together.

9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

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WebMD shares facts on 9 childhood illnesses you may not know about: RSV, fifth disease, croup, scarlet fever, impetigo, Kawasaki disease, Reye’s syndrome, whooping cough, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.

What’s Zapping Your Energy?

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When you’re constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what’s bringing you down. Check out these “energy zappers” and see how many apply to you.

Weight Loss for Kids

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Help your child reach a healthy weight the safe way. Learn the goals and strategies that’s right for every age.

Fasting Study Under Fire After Heart Conference

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Early research has suggested that if you have heart disease, intermittent fasting may raise the risk of death from heart disease, drawing skepticism from experts and cautions from the researchers themselves.

Treatments for Moderate to Severe COPD

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There’s no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But there are things you can do to stay active, breathe easier, and live longer — even if your condition is more advanced.

Best and Worst Snacks

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WebMD experts pick healthy snacks to eat when you’re watching your blood sugar and blood pressure.

How Exercise Can Help Ease Osteoarthritis Joint Pain

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It may sound counterintuitive at first – suggesting that people with joint pain exercise and move more in general. But exercise can help ease osteoarthritis pain and improve mobility. Here’s what to know.

Nike Mannequins Come in All Sizes

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The sportswear brand Nike has introduced new, inclusive mannequins to their Niketown stores in London that include representations of physically disabled and plus-sized athletes.

B-Cell Lymphoma: Caring for Your Emotional Needs

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There are many steps you can take to get control of the wide range of feelings that may rise up inside when you get a diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma. Learn how support from family and friends, exercise, and connecting with others who have your disease can help you manage your emotions.

School Nutrition: Making the Grade?

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Nearly 50 million kids are back in school, and new policies in are governing healthier food choices on what students can eat or drink.

Teen Weight Loss Secrets

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It’s hard enough to get adults to take responsibility for their weight and health. How do you inspire kids who are also dealing with the tumultuous nature of being a teen to succeed at weight loss?

The Risks of Belly Fat

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Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.

Indigenous women’s stories explored

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Théâtre Cercle Molière, Prairie Theatre Exchange and Article 11 join forces Thursday for the world première of Rise, Red River, a locally set triple co-production directed by Tara Beagan. Starring […]

Top 10 Protein Foods

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No doubt about it, protein is good for you — and can even help you shed those unwanted pounds. But (and you knew there was a “but,” right?), it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the lifelong weight-loss results you want.

Therapeutic Ways to Alter Negative Thoughts

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We all have negative thoughts. We all think in ways that aren’t healthy. Learning to recognize that, and to find different, more helpful ways to think, is critical to our well-being,

What Causes Nasal Polyps?

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Doctors don’t fully understand the causes of nasal polyps, growths in your nose and sinuses. Learn more about what increases your risk for them.

Diagnosing Pompe Disease

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Getting a diagnosis of Pompe disease can be tricky. Learn more about how Pompe disease is diagnosed.

Our Lives With Pompe Disease

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The father of a child with Pompe disease shares his family’s experience. Find out what it’s like to live with this rare genetic disorder.

Treatment for Pompe Disease

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To get the best care for Pompe disease, you need treatment from a team of health care professionals. Here’s what treatment for you or your child may include.

Austerity and income assistance

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The effects of austerity measures of the previous Conservative provincial government in Manitoba were very visible in sectors such as health care and education. Virtually all Manitobans have some first-hand […]

Wegovy for Obesity in Kids?

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There are many obesity treatments approved for kids. But aside from bariatric surgery, clinicians have few tools as effective as semaglutide.

ArriveCan an appalling waste of money

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Cast your mind back to the beginning of the COVID lockdowns, and the speed at which the Canadian government was scrambling to deal with the fallout of basically shutting down […]

Chair Yoga Poses: How to Get Started

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A chair yoga practice provides many of the benefits of yoga practiced on the mat and may be an option if you have mobility issues or health concerns.

How to Make New Friends

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Learn more about adult friendships, how and where to make new friends, how to make online friends, what not to do, and when you know you’re friends.

Can Smart Technology Really Improve Your Sleep?

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Many of us are now using various high-tech devices to track our sleep, all in an effort to better understand how well we’re resting. But it’s what we do with that information that is most important.

Eating for Confidence: What to Know

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Confidence can be built in many ways — working out, practicing self-care, being kinder to yourself — and new research shows that what you eat might have an impact. Specific nutrients can boost feelings of self-esteem by feeding your brain and subsequently affecting your emotions in a positive way.

Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

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If you’re wondering, “How much should I weigh?” or can’t seem to reach your ideal weight, WebMD can help. You can be healthy and happy by eating well and exercising often, even if you aren’t at your “perfect” weight.

Measles Warning Signs Growing: How Concerned Should We Be?

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Throughout the COVID pandemic, what was happening in Europe foretold what we could expect here stateside. Is the same true for measles? WebMD asked experts just how concerned we should be, and what, if anything, about measles keeps them awake at night.

The Stigma of Chronic Migraine

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The stigma of chronic migraine may happen because others don’t really understand the condition. Learn how to deal with misconceptions about migraine.

Time to get downtown bustling again

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It’s often said one of the primary indicators of a city’s overall health is the strength and vibrancy of its downtown. And these days, in most urban settings, downtowns are […]

Health-care overhaul can’t stay on hold

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Avoid shovelling heavy snow and steer clear of icy patches while you’re at it. Take every precaution to avoid contracting one of several currently rampaging respiratory viruses. Keep away from […]

Letters, Jan. 22

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Watershed a gem Re: Signing first formal step in creating historic conservation area (Jan. 18) The joined hands of Indigenous leadership and the governments of Manitoba and Canada to protect […]

The Good Bugs

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Looking to prevent or treat diarrhea? Kick your digestive tract into gear with the good probiotics found in yogurt.

Find your pulse

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As a new year arrives, many of us make resolutions to eat healthier. Following the holidays filled with decadent treats, it makes sense to take the opportunity to eat better. […]

Health Advisories

Unauthorized injectable drugs and medical devices seized from Vivian Spa in Mississauga, ON, may pose serious health risks
Health Canada has seized several injectable drugs and medical devices, including products labelled to contain botulinum toxin type A or hyaluronic acid from Vivian Spa, located at 11-3415 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, because they are unauthorized and may pose serious health risks. These products may have been administered as treatments for cosmetic purposes.
Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen recalled due to elevated benzene levels
Ombrelle Canada is recalling all lots of Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen, SPF30 and SPF 60, due to elevated levels of benzene. Frequent and long-term exposure (e.g., through the skin and by inhalation) to elevated levels of benzene may pose serious health risks.
Two lots of Novo-Gesic Forte/Acetaminophen recalled due to labelling error that may lead to overdose and in the most severe cases, death
Teva Canada is recalling two lots of Novo-Gesic Forte/Acetaminophen tablets, sold in 500 mg tablets, due to a labelling error that could result in a person exceeding the maximum daily dosage for acetaminophen.