November 20, 2020

The winter months can be tough for all of us. Cold temperatures, short days and less sunlight can make life feel more difficult to manage and can cause many to experience changes in mood with the changes in the weather. Combine that with the high levels of stress, anxiety and even depression...

Elderly man receiving flu vaccine
October 14, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic and the flu season soon to be upon us, people are talking about the possible impact of a twindemic, a scenario in which a severe influenza season coincides with a surge of COVID-19 cases. It’s a scenario that could see more British Columbians becoming ill and our health...

Mom and daughter exercise
September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new way of living that many of us are still becoming accustomed to. We have had to change how we work, how we shop for groceries, and how we socialize with friends.

Over the summer in BC, the warm weather allowed us to meet in safe, physically-distanced...

Mom holding child with backpack
August 26, 2020

This year has been challenging for all of us, as COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways we have never experienced before. But as Vancouver-based child psychiatrist Dr Ashley Miller reminds us, social isolation has been especially hard on some of our kids and teens. Miller cautions that social...

Woman holding medication
August 13, 2020

August is Drug Free Kids (DFK) Canada’s ‘Drug Drop Off Month’, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are being asked to ensure that medications are stored securely in the home, and expired medications are safely returned to pharmacies. As we continue to live with COVID-19 in our...