December 6, 2019

Vaping: A public health concern

Discussion around vaping-related illness has reached an all-time high recently among the public and healthcare providers alike – not surprising given the large number of people in the US who have become seriously ill without a definitive explanation as to...

Fall Prevention
November 20, 2019

November is Fall Prevention Month in Canada, and it’s important to be aware of ways to reduce fall risks, particularly among seniors.

According to the Canadian Government, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in older adults across the country. For many older...

Winter safety
November 13, 2019

The evenings are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping across the province, as colder weather takes hold in BC. According to ICBC, 44% of crashes involving pedestrians happen between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October to January, making winter a particularly treacherous...

Staying healthy this flu season
November 1, 2019

As Canada braces for another flu season this winter, experts say it’s hard to predict the severity of the virus or the effectiveness of the flu shot. We often look to Australia for a sense of how things will go in Canada. The country saw an earlier start to its flu season this year and a higher...

Tips for a safe Halloween
October 29, 2019

Halloween is a major highlight in the calendar for kids (and some adults) across the province, with trick-or-treating, costume parties, and pumpkin carving in the cards for many of us. While trick-or-treating should be a fun and exciting time for kids, Halloween can also be more dangerous than...