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...

Drug drop-off month
August 13, 2018

Do you have expired or unused medications sitting in your medicine cabinet? If so, it’s time to return them to your local pharmacy.

August is National Drug Drop-Off Month in Canada, an initiative led by Drug Free Kids Canada to highlight the dangers of youth getting ahold of prescription...

July 25, 2018

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of a heat warning in effect for Metro Vancouver and the entire south coast of BC. And since most of us will be outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, it’s important to remember that with high temperatures comes an...

Tick talk
July 6, 2018

With summer upon us, the warmer weather means an increase in the number of ticks and tick-borne diseases including the most common, Lyme disease. Transmitted through a tick bite, Lyme disease causes symptoms such as rash, fever or chills, headache and muscle and joint aches. But if left...