Health and wellness

A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)

UBC promises to go beyond eating well and exercising in healthy aging speaker series

First lecture kicks off Jan. 23, with a discussion around daily stressors

 

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

 

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
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)
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
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings local businesses, organizations and members of the community together to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.

Visit your local Festival of Trees + brighten the holidays for BC kids

Create beautiful family memories at BC Children’s Hospital’s annual holiday fundraiser

  • Nov 21, 2022
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings local businesses, organizations and members of the community together to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

You could live like a multi-Millionaire – in the lottery home of your choice!

Millionaire Lottery winner to choose 1 of 10 prize options; proceeds support life-saving care at VGH

  • Nov 21, 2022
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

You could live like a multi-Millionaire – in the lottery home of your choice!

Millionaire Lottery winner to choose 1 of 10 prize options; proceeds support life-saving care at VGH

  • Nov 21, 2022
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.

Do hearing aids hurt?

Hearing aids are highly valuable for people who have hearing loss, but…

  • Nov 7, 2022
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.
Lifestyle modifications can help protect your heart and manage type 2 diabetes.

Let’s have a heart to heart about the link between Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Take these steps to manage your risk.

  • Oct 31, 2022
Lifestyle modifications can help protect your heart and manage type 2 diabetes.
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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)
Founder of This Space Belongs to You, Meaghan Duckett (Meaghan Duckett/Submitted)

Free counselling available for 2S/LGBTQIA+ and IBPOC youth in Kelowna

The free gender-affirming and anti-oppression counselling services are available for 16 weeks

Founder of This Space Belongs to You, Meaghan Duckett (Meaghan Duckett/Submitted)
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)
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna man’s clean face raises money for renal ward at hospital

Nori Wentworth raised more than $6,000 for the renal ward

Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
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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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B.C. welcomes Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Dr. Emily Roback aims to make the recently-opened Ivy League Chiropractic, which…

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How to eat healthier when ordering takeout

According to nutritionist Karen Ansel, ordering takeout food can be healthy despite…

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Foods you should buy frozen instead of fresh

As much as people love fresh food, some foods are just as…

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