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I was having a “widow-maker.”

No one knew whether I’d survive, or even wake up. It was halfway through February last year, and for days I’d found myself short of breath when walking short distances and climbing stairs. I knew I should see my doctor, of course. But I was so busy…I’m sure you can relate. Still, my symptoms persisted. […]

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Congratulations, Dr. Pierce!

Executive Director of Research at St. Boniface Hospital to receive Order of Manitoba Dr. Grant Pierce, St. Boniface Hospital’s Executive Director of Research, has been awarded the Order of Manitoba, along with 11 other outstanding Manitobans. Dr. Pierce will be invested into the Order of Manitoba for 2018 at a ceremony in July. The province’s […]

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Celebrating mental wellness

Getting loud for mental health week Every year, Canadians are encouraged to spend one week in May sharing their personal experiences with mental illness, either in person, at events, or online. Mental Health Week raises awareness for mental health care, with a special focus on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction. According to […]

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A giving heart, a happy heart

St. Boniface Hospital’s excellent cardiac care sparks donor support In 1988, Judy Balabas’ mother flew from Flin Flon to Winnipeg to receive two heart valve replacements at St. Boniface Hospital. Nearly 25 years later, in May of 2012, Balabas herself also had to have a heart valve replaced at the Hospital. From pre-operative meetings with […]

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