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 24, 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...

Stroke
June 12, 2018

It is estimated that about 18 women die of stroke every day in Canada, yet most do not recognize the risks they face.

According to a new Heart & Stroke Foundation report, women are one-third more likely to die of stroke than men, but only 60 percent know what a stroke is and 36...