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...

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...