December 12, 2018

Throughout the holiday season, it’s normal for many of us to feel a bout of the “holiday blues,” commonly brought on by such things as stress, financial constraints, family conflict or tension and loneliness. But for others, the sadness and depression they feel around this time of year may...

Antibiotics
November 21, 2018

When we get sick, we tend to believe antibiotics are the cure. For decades, they have successfully been used to fight bacterial diseases such as pneumonia and strep throat. But when it comes to virus-based illnesses, antibiotics are completely useless. And as a result of years of misuse and...

Flu Season
October 22, 2018

As flu season approaches, many may question whether to get the flu shot. In fact, a recent poll shows that only 60% of British Columbians actually plan on getting vaccinated this year. The poll also shows that 35% believe healthy people don’t need the flu shot – a dangerous misconception...

September 28, 2018

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. It affects more than 75% of sexually active men and women in their lifetime, and 4 out of 5 Canadians will get at least one type of HPV at some point. Most strains of HPV are harmless – infected individuals...

Back to school stress
September 4, 2018

As teens across BC head back to school, many will experience feelings of excitement, nervousness, and likely stress. The impending academic demands, parental pressures, personal expectations, and social tensions can at times be overwhelming. And while a certain amount of stress in a youth’s life...