Health and wellness

Lynn Jackson is one of many British Columbians joining forces with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to say, “Don’t change. Even if they do.” The campaign aims to inspire people to reflect on ways they will continue to show up for people in their lives who are affected by dementia.

Continue showing up for people living with dementia this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

After she began having trouble with numbers and finding her way home…

  • Jan 24, 2022

 

Simple food swaps can often make your favourite dishes diabetes-friendly, and in turn help protect your heart, says registered dietitian, Diana Steele.

Getting to the Heart of Type 2 Diabetes and Eating Well

Simple steps to make heart health part of managing diabetes

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

Our Yoga Studio has re-opened despite public health orders (File photo)

Kelowna yoga studio remains open despite health orders

Ellis street studio has been warned of potential fines

 

Our Yoga Studio has re-opened despite public health orders (File photo)

Kelowna yoga studio remains open despite health orders

Ellis street studio has been warned of potential fines

Our Yoga Studio has re-opened despite public health orders (File photo)
Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

New year’s resolution dying already? B.C. psychologist has the answer

Resolutions are cliche – adopting healthy habits takes time, UVic expert says

Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna gym ordered to close and fined $2,300 for disobeying COVID restrictions

Interior Health was escorted by RCMP at Iron Energy Gym

Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Traditional healing available to evacuees in Salmon Arm this weekend

Splatsin mother, daughter to offer a safe space so people can talk or take part in a Healing Circle

Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)

Interior Health issues drug supply advisory for the Okanagan region

Very high doses of fetanyl and benzos have been found in drug supplies

(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)

Young people are quitting vaping due to health impacts: UBC Okanagan study

The study aims to inform resources that are created for those who want to quit e-cigarettes

Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)
Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.

Golden woman donates kidney, advocates for living donor program

Paulette Talerico donated her kidney to her nephew in August, and is now advocating for donors

Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.

Bike for health, for the environment, or for a free trip to France!

Grab your friends and co-workers and GoByBike Sep. 27 to Oct. 10

  • Sep 27, 2021
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

How to access local mental health and wellness supports with a single phone number

Mental health and substance use supports are available through Interior Health

  • Aug 9, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Interior Health's new 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

Access local mental health and wellness services with a single phone number!

Improving access to mental health and substance use services is a key priority for Interior Health

  • Jun 28, 2021
Interior Health's new 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Repetitive stress injuries like tennis elbow and low back strain are common in pickleball, but Dr. Ryan Harris from Glenmore Chiropractic can help.

The pickleball pickle: Preventing injuries

Repetitive stress injuries are common, but Shockwave Therapy can get you back on the court!

  • Jun 14, 2021
Repetitive stress injuries like tennis elbow and low back strain are common in pickleball, but Dr. Ryan Harris from Glenmore Chiropractic can help.
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph