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

 

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Meet the team at Nanaimo Botox, where patient care and medical excellence come first and formost!

Nanaimo Botox putting patient care and medical excellence first and foremost.

  • 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

 

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
Schedule regular air duct cleaning to prevent dust, dirt, pollen and contaminants from collecting in your ductwork. Image courtesy COIT Cleaning and Restoration Services

Know your IAQ: Understanding Indoor Air Quality – and how to improve it

Do you know your IAQ? When it comes to indoor air quality,…

  • Nov 14, 2022
Schedule regular air duct cleaning to prevent dust, dirt, pollen and contaminants from collecting in your ductwork. Image courtesy COIT Cleaning and Restoration Services
Hanan Merrill (left) offers free hearing aid ‘test drives’ at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. © 2022 HA Photography

Using a remote microphone to improve hearing aid performance

A small moment of social awkwardness can make a big difference when conversing with loved ones

  • Nov 14, 2022
Hanan Merrill (left) offers free hearing aid ‘test drives’ at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. © 2022 HA Photography
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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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)
Shelagh Merrill (right), co-owner of Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. A hearing aid professional can customize your hearing aid’s programming to improve the quality of sound. © 2022 HA Photography

Technical tips to improve hearing aid performance

Background noise distracting from the speech you’re trying to hear? 3 tips to try

  • Oct 17, 2022
Shelagh Merrill (right), co-owner of Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. A hearing aid professional can customize your hearing aid’s programming to improve the quality of sound. © 2022 HA Photography
Hanan Merrill (left) offers free hearing aid ‘test drives’ at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. © 2022 HA Photography

Understanding speech, background noise and how hearing works

We have noise-cancelling headphones; why don’t hearing aids work the same way?

  • Sep 26, 2022
Hanan Merrill (left) offers free hearing aid ‘test drives’ at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic. © 2022 HA Photography
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)
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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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I hear fine, just not my spouse! Nanaimo hearing specialist explains why

High frequency hearing loss makes sounds muffled — you can still hear, but it’s harder to understand

  • Aug 22, 2022
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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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