Health and wellness

Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. documentary series explores couple’s journey to decolonize wellness

Couple experiments with cutting out phones and TV, meditating in nature and making hand drums

  • Dec 1, 2022

 

With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022

 

The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s employment and jobs. (Photo credit: Markus Winkler/pxhere)

COVID pandemic has made the feminization of poverty even worse

Women have been disproportionately hit by the effects of the pandemic on the workplace

  • Nov 16, 2022
The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s employment and jobs. (Photo credit: Markus Winkler/pxhere)
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein

Tenacious B.C. advocate for people with Parkinson’s leaves message of gratitude

Shuswap resident Maureen Kennah-Hafstein died on Nov. 2, 2022

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Employers are trying to find ways to entice workers back to the office after COVID-19 made working remotely a popular option for many. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

No one knows the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the workforce

COVID-19 might lead to a new re-imagined labour force

  • Nov 9, 2022
Employers are trying to find ways to entice workers back to the office after COVID-19 made working remotely a popular option for many. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)
The COVID-19 pandemic’s full impact on families will probably not be known for many years. (Photo credit: Heike Trautmann)

The COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects the future of families

The pandemic is still affecting people, a pattern that could extend well into the future

  • Nov 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic’s full impact on families will probably not be known for many years. (Photo credit: Heike Trautmann)
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Planning our students’ future together benefits everyone

Kids need to know we care about and support their future plans

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Dementia affects, 1 in 10 over 65, new study finds

The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University. It was published…

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5 ways to feel healthier in one week

Dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti recommends these 5 tips to start feeling…

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)

Almost 8M Canadians have high blood pressure – and that number is rising

An increase in hypertension among Canadians is causing concern among doctors, a new report finds

Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)
Respect and compassion are necessary when we care for our aging parents and other loved ones who need assistance. (Photo credit: Tyler Olson)

Compassion is key when adult children look after their parents

We need to remember that one day we, too, will be older and in need of care

  • Oct 12, 2022
Respect and compassion are necessary when we care for our aging parents and other loved ones who need assistance. (Photo credit: Tyler Olson)
The choices we make every day can have a huge effect on ourselves and the world around us. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

We can all make our mark on the world in ways large and small

Our pasts do not define us, and our future is in our own hands

  • Oct 5, 2022
The choices we make every day can have a huge effect on ourselves and the world around us. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)
The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Working through grief cannot be rushed, and everyone deals with it in different ways. (Photo credit: pxhere)

There is no single way to deal with grief, but there are tools to help

Take time to grieve in your own way, and accept the supports that others can offer

  • Sep 21, 2022
Working through grief cannot be rushed, and everyone deals with it in different ways. (Photo credit: pxhere)
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC marked Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September with the release of a unique pair of briefs, with rear-end access for easy doctor check-ups. (Image courtesy of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC)

‘Cheeky’ campaign launch aims to get B.C. men thinking about prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC handing out underwear with rear end access to promote exams

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC marked Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September with the release of a unique pair of briefs, with rear-end access for easy doctor check-ups. (Image courtesy of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC)
Change can be difficult for people, for a wide range of reasons. (Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.com)

The switch from summer to fall reminds us that change is hard

Changes take us out of our comfort zone: mind, body, and emotions

  • Sep 8, 2022
Change can be difficult for people, for a wide range of reasons. (Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.com)
Healthy eating has a huge impact on overall health and well-being. (Photo credit: Government of Canada)

Food for thought: We really are what we eat, so choose wisely

Eating healthy can be the best way to help our bodies function properly

  • Aug 31, 2022
Healthy eating has a huge impact on overall health and well-being. (Photo credit: Government of Canada)
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Peloton To Sell Fitness Equipment and Apparel on Amazon

Customers will now be able to purchase Peloton’s Bike, AI-enabled Guide, shoes,…

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There are a lot of fun ways to stay physically active as a family. (Photo credit: StockSnap)

Get your move on: How to get and stay physically active

Being active has a huge impact on overall health and wellness, including mental health

  • Aug 24, 2022
There are a lot of fun ways to stay physically active as a family. (Photo credit: StockSnap)