Health

June is ALS awareness month

2017-06-20T09:08:00+00:00

June is ALS awareness month We had a chance to sit down with Wendy Toyer, the Executive Director at ALS Society of BC, to find out some of the things happening this June for ALS awareness month. Give the video a watch and visit http://www.alsbc.ca/ to find out more about ALS and how you [...]

June is ALS awareness month 2017-06-20T09:08:00+00:00

Stroke Awareness – What to look for & what to do

2017-06-06T09:27:20+00:00

Stroke Awareness - What to look for & what to do June is Stroke Awareness month in Canada and the USA. Per the Government of Canada, approximately 741,800 Canadian adults over the age of 20, or the population of New Brunswick, live with the effects of a stroke. And ¼ of those are [...]

Stroke Awareness – What to look for & what to do 2017-06-06T09:27:20+00:00

A heartfelt Thank You to all our paramedic services

2017-06-05T15:37:04+00:00

A heartfelt Thank You to all our paramedic services This week is Paramedic Appreciation week and we’d like to take the time to thank all our BC Paramedics and first responders that work tirelessly every hour of every day to provide emergency services when we need them the most. Did you know that [...]

A heartfelt Thank You to all our paramedic services 2017-06-05T15:37:04+00:00

The reason we lose hearing as we age

2017-05-10T14:38:41+00:00

The reason we lose hearing as we age Hearing loss is a natural issue that occurs as we age and can become more severe or happen quickly depending on lifestyle, accidents, or other issues. Our sense of hearing comes from tiny hairs within the inner ear, past the ear drum, that vibrate accordingly [...]

The reason we lose hearing as we age 2017-05-10T14:38:41+00:00

The amazing reason we celebrate International Nurses Week

2017-05-09T10:20:32+00:00

The amazing reason we celebrate International Nurses Week This week is Nursing Week in Canada and across the globe. Originally in 1971, the International Council of Nurses first chose May 12th as the International Nurses Day in honour of Florence Nightingale, born on this day in Florence Italy in 1820. Made famous because [...]

The amazing reason we celebrate International Nurses Week 2017-05-09T10:20:32+00:00

What Is Mesothelioma?

2017-04-28T15:42:47+00:00

What Is Mesothelioma? There is no definitive cure for mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure, but there is a more curative approach to treatment today. Unlike a decade ago, hope is part of the equation. Long-term survivors have replaced the universal gloom-and-doom attitude of yesterday. Mesothelioma hits senior citizens [...]

What Is Mesothelioma? 2017-04-28T15:42:47+00:00

The importance of immunization for seniors

2017-04-28T15:19:32+00:00

The importance of immunization for seniors Immunization and vaccines are important at all stages of life. For most of us, our first experiences are as children to give our immune system a head start on many of the worst diseases known to humans. However, as we grow we require booster shots to keep our bodies [...]

The importance of immunization for seniors 2017-04-28T15:19:32+00:00

How to get back into fitness in your golden years

2017-04-24T14:09:36+00:00

How to get back into fitness in your golden years If you feel like you’re slowing down with age don’t worry! It’s never too late to start a new fitness plan for yourself. Now we aren’t talking about an intense gym workout routine that will have you lifting weights or running miles, we [...]

How to get back into fitness in your golden years 2017-04-24T14:09:36+00:00