Health and wellness

By the end of life, the average North American has eaten the weight of a family sedan in sugar. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Living the sweet life without too much sugar

Simple choices can have a major impact on your health

  • Jun 21, 2021
By the end of life, the average North American has eaten the weight of a family sedan in sugar. (Pixabay.com)
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)

Second phase of Oak Bay Lodge land use consultation set to start this month

CRD hospitals and housing committee views report from initial consultations

Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)
Participants in the annual Raymond James Father’s Day Walk and Run for Prostate Cancer pose for a photo in 2020. This year’s fundraiser is being held virtually given continued public health restrictions on gatherings. (Courtesy of Island Prostate Centre)

Island Prostate Centre working hard to continue cancer support services

COVID-19’s effect on business has trickle-down effect on non-profit, executive director says

Participants in the annual Raymond James Father’s Day Walk and Run for Prostate Cancer pose for a photo in 2020. This year’s fundraiser is being held virtually given continued public health restrictions on gatherings. (Courtesy of Island Prostate Centre)
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Members of the Esquimalt Dippers ocean swimming group gather for a sunset dip in February. (Photo courtesy Sophie Malczewska)

Cold water swims boost physical, mental wellness for Vancouver Island dippers

Greater Victoria area Esquimalt Dippers group up to 70-plus members

Members of the Esquimalt Dippers ocean swimming group gather for a sunset dip in February. (Photo courtesy Sophie Malczewska)
Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre at 5878 York Rd. is now planned to be open in the fall. (File photo)

Controversial Cowichan Wellness and Recovery Centre will now open in the fall

Three community dialogues scheduled for May and an advisory committee coming

Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre at 5878 York Rd. is now planned to be open in the fall. (File photo)
Cook Street Village resident Keith Ashton and his team will start their fundraiser half marathon run at this point on the Lochside Trail in Central Saanich. The May 1 run winds up at the Terry Fox statue at the foot of Douglas Street in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Connie Robertson)

Victoria COVID-19 survivor running half marathon to give back

Keith Ashton, 81, raising funds for equipment, gives kudos to frontline health care workers

Cook Street Village resident Keith Ashton and his team will start their fundraiser half marathon run at this point on the Lochside Trail in Central Saanich. The May 1 run winds up at the Terry Fox statue at the foot of Douglas Street in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Connie Robertson)
A recently published study out of UBC has found a link between life satisfaction levels and overall health. (Pixabay)

Satisfied with life? It’s likely you’re healthier for it: UBC study

UBC psychologists have found those more satisfied with their life have a 26% reduced risk of dying

A recently published study out of UBC has found a link between life satisfaction levels and overall health. (Pixabay)
Andrea Barone. Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives with Andrea Barone

Crystal Hills Organics CEO created a line of products for the skin and body

  • Jan 29, 2021
Andrea Barone. Photography by Darren Hull
(Black Press Media files)

Health resolutions top of mind for Canadians in 2021 in wake of COVID: survey

More than 1 in 3 Canadian women say they’ve never been as tired as they were in 2020

(Black Press Media files)
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
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.
Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)
Public washrooms are now open in West Kelowna. (City of West Kelowna)
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
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.
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