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March 28, 2019

It’s officially Spring, and if you’ve been sniffling and sneezing lately there’s a good reason why. Allergy season is here, and it’s come with a vengeance.

According to the latest pollen samples, tree pollen counts are higher than normal triggering allergies and allergy symptoms such as...

Measles
February 14, 2019

BC is in the midst of a measles outbreak, and health officials are urging British Columbians to review their immunization status, and get vaccinated if there’s any chance they aren’t protected.

Measles is a highly infectious and contagious virus which is spread through the air...

January 28, 2019

What does someone dealing with a mental health issue look like? They look like your neighbour, your colleague, your friend, your loved one, maybe even you. That’s because in any given year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health problem or illness – meaning you, or someone...

January 8, 2019

The doctor-patient relationship is much different today than it was years ago. It used to be that patients simply showed up at their doctor’s office and then followed the medical advice given with no hesitation. But now that we have the world at our fingertips, we have the ability to research...

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...