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Manitoba Spending $5.2M to Expand Dialysis Treatment

Manitoba Spending $5.2M to Expand Dialysis Treatment

Health - Lab - Doctor - BloodThe Manitoba government is spending $5.2 million on dialysis services in the province, including funding nearly 30 new nursing positions.

Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement Monday in Thompson.

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Police Association Donates $45K to Children’s Hospital Foundation

Police Association Donates $45K to Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Gary Rozak, director of corporate partnerships and stakeholder relations, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba; Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, president, Winnipeg Police Association; Gianna Eusebio, 2019 CHFM Champion Child; George Van Mackelbergh, vice-president, WPA, at Friday’s cheque presentation. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Police Association made a lofty donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba on Friday.

The WPA donated $45,000 from its 2018 WPA Charity Ball, which has supported the foundation for more than 30 years.

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Hockey Wife’s Blog Post Highlights Concerns Over Vaccine Misinformation: Experts

Hockey Wife’s Blog Post Highlights Concerns Over Vaccine Misinformation: Experts

By Sidhartha Banerjee and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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An online post by the wife of an NHL star describing her children’s “alternative” vaccine schedule highlights how the stubborn persistence of misinformation about vaccines is easily spread online, experts say. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price looks on from the bench during second period NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Montreal on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — An online post by the wife of an NHL star describing her children’s “alternative” vaccine schedule highlights how easily misinformation about vaccines can be spread over social media, experts say.

Angela Price, a prominent lifestyle blogger and the wife of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, raised eyebrows this week with an Instagram post in which she described her family’s approach to vaccines and recommended a book written by a U.S. doctor opposed to mandatory vaccinations.

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New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

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Various vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal on January 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive — or perhaps just not enticing enough — to easily form the basis of most Canadians’ diets, a new report suggests.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found over 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the guide’s recommendations.

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U of M Study Proposes Manitoba Personal Care Home Report Card

U of M Study Proposes Manitoba Personal Care Home Report Card

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Lions Prairie Manor Personal Care Home in Portage la Prairie. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — A new University of Manitoba study is asking the province to create a website where Manitobans can easily evaluate personal care homes.

The website would provide a so-called “report card” for personal care homes as measured by medical indicators, such as the prevalence of bedsores, urinary tract infections, self-reported moderate to severe pain, inadequate oral care and untreated depression.

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Health Minister Says System Changes Will Improve Care, While Jobs May Be Lost

Health Minister Says System Changes Will Improve Care, While Jobs May Be Lost

By The Canadian Press

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Cameron Friesen speaks to media at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Manitoba government is planning major changes to the administration of the province’s health care system and is promising better care will result. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning major changes to how it administers health care and is promising they will lead to better results.

Under an omnibus bill introduced in the legislature, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba would no longer be a stand-alone legal entity and would be absorbed by Shared Health.

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