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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Region re-launches Wave as digital-only magazine

Re-designed website highlights information to help readers live well

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has re-launched its bi-monthly health and wellness magazine as a digital-only publication, complete with a new look and website.

The first issue of Wave in its new format was officially launched today at www.wavemag.ca.

"With the new website, we believe we can better serve members of the public who are looking for information that can help them lead healthier, happier lives," says Brian Cole, editor of Wave.

First launched as a print publication in 2009, Wave has covered a wide range of health and wellness information. In addition to publishing columns on topics like nutrition, active living and mental health, the magazine also features stories that delve into the inner workings of the health-care system, particularly in the areas of clinical care, research and innovation.

The new website, unveiled today, will deliver content to a wider audience, notes Cole. Among other things, it features an easy-to-navigate home page and makes full use of photographs, videos and slideshows throughout the site. "Wave will continue to publish the great content that readers have come to expect," says Cole. "The big difference is the format change. We're no longer printing, which contributes to regional sustainability efforts."

Readers visiting the new website today will find the usual mix of informative articles and features, including a column on eating for a greener planet, videos on how to improve your posture, and a slideshow on the potential health hazards associated with consuming too much sugar. In addition, readers will also find a story about a Winnipeg research team that is working to unravel the mysteries of chronic brain disorders like dementia, and a compelling article about a young woman's experience with the pediatric epilepsy program at Health Science Centre Winnipeg's Children's Hospital.

Readers can sign up to have each new issue of Wave sent directly to their e-mail inbox free of charge, at www.wavemag.ca. Simply click on the subscription box.

"Signing up will ensure you don't miss any issues of the magazine," says Cole.

For more information, contact:

Anne Bennett
Sr. Communications Specialist
(p) 204-926-7178
(c) 204-794-2831
(e) abennett4@wrha.mb.ca

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