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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. […]

Letters, Jan. 13

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First Nations need more access Re: Project process inadequate (Think Tank, Jan. 10) I am an elder who has guided Camp Morningstar since its inception. I have supported and advised […]

Tips for CLL Caregivers

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Caring for a loved one with CLL can be challenging. Here’s what you should know to support someone with CLL.

Creative, crafty and crunching budgets

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It was the holiday season of 2020 and code red restrictions implemented amid the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered stores, restricted outings and forced gatherings online across Manitoba. Businesses across the city […]

Ending a Friendship

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Learn how to tell if your friendship is unhealthy, signs that it’s time to move on, how to end it in a healthy way, and whether you can ever be friends again.

Lung Cancer in Women Who Never Smoked

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Why is lung cancer among people who’ve never smoked more common among women than men? And why are there no lung cancer screening guidelines for people who have never smoked? Get the facts.

9 Foods To Help You Lose weight

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Losing weight is a matter of simple math. To drop pounds, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. WebMD recommends nine foods that can help.

Can an App Help You Manage MS?

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You’ll find tons of apps for multiple sclerosis, but they won’t all suit your needs. Here’s how to choose the right MS app for you, whether you want a serious tool to monitor your health or a useful app to help you stay on top of your medications and appointments.

When PAD Is an Emergency

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If you have peripheral artery disease (PAD), you need to be aware of signs of these medical emergencies.

Ins and Outs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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In the webinar, Stanley B. Cohen, MD, broke down all things RA including what boosts your chances of having it, what risks come with RA, and more.

The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

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In reality, most people don’t gain a lot between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But just an extra pound gained every year during the holidays adds up over time.

Do You Have the Flu, RSV, COVID, or the Common Cold?

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Winter is almost here, and with it may come runny noses, coughing, and congestion. But how do you know if you just have a common cold, or if you have one or more of the three respiratory viruses that make up the “tripledemic” – RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and influenza?

How to Practice Gratitude

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Building a gratitude practice can be a rewarding daily habit. Learn how to do it and what the benefits are.

Psoriasis Remission: What to Expect

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Psoriasis remission means your skin is clear and you no longer need to take medication. Learn the signs of psoriasis remission and how to get there.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex

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Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain and fatigue that can disrupt your sex life. But there are many ways to counter the issue and improve intimacy.

Managing Atopic Dermatitis’s Unpredictable Days

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Some days can be more frustrating than others when it comes to the itching and burning of atopic dermatitis. It’s important to try different treatments to find what works for you, and stick with it when you do.

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.