Health and wellness

Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020

 

Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)

Quinn: When nature calls, where do you go when you’re homeless?

When you’ve gotta go, where do you go?

 

Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Dr. Wolf Schamberger’s book, READ MY HIPS!: Suffering Needless Pelvic, Limb, or Back Pain? Time to Check your Alignment! has been receiving rave reviews from the medical community, as well as sufferers of chronic back pain.

Island doctor who specializes in back issues publishes medical book

Dr. Wolf Schamberger wants you and your back in the proper alignment

Dr. Wolf Schamberger’s book, READ MY HIPS!: Suffering Needless Pelvic, Limb, or Back Pain? Time to Check your Alignment! has been receiving rave reviews from the medical community, as well as sufferers of chronic back pain.
The Power of Your Will

The Power of Your Will

A gift in your Will shows remarkable foresight for your community

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Power of Your Will
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
Parents in the Cowichan Valley school district have joined other groups and local governments in raising concerns over Island Health’s decision to open its new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)

Parents add to complaints about Duncan’s new mental health and addiction centre

Island Health to open Wellness and Recovery Centre in area near schools this fall

Parents in the Cowichan Valley school district have joined other groups and local governments in raising concerns over Island Health’s decision to open its new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)
Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress
New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke

New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke

Machine funded by the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation

New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke
Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Through strong partnerships, philanthropy is accelerating the fight against COVID-19 here in B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Support of collaborative research vital to our future
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
The overdose prevention site on Trunk Road will move to the Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)

Duncan’s Overdose Prevention Site to move this fall to new Wellness Centre

OPS will be part of new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road

The overdose prevention site on Trunk Road will move to the Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart
Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s first urgent primary health clinic coming to James Bay

The third urgent care clinic on the Island is set to open in March 2020

Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Finding the right fit                                Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class. The Parkinson’s wellness centre opened earlier this month at 202-2680 Blanshard St. See story on Page A8. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Parkinson’s wellness centre opens in Victoria

The Parkinson Wellness Project helps people gain strength and stability through exercise

Finding the right fit                                Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class. The Parkinson’s wellness centre opened earlier this month at 202-2680 Blanshard St. See story on Page A8. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Dr. Nicholas Half takes pride in his rapport with patients

  • Jul 24, 2019
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice