Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study

“Clinicians could be encouraging older women patients who are non-partnered, especially widowed women, to participate in social community interventions as a way to address obesity.”

 

New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients

Guide recommends a holistic approach in which doctors consult patients on goals they consider important

 

VIDEO: B.C. transplant recipient meets family of late donor after 17 years

Darcy Doherty’s mom, Marie and, brother Daryl, met heart transplant recipient Carrie Jung in Feb

  • Jul 29, 2020

 

As Charleigh turns 5, Lake Cowichan family says thank you

Girl celebrates her fifth birthday, as support helps her fight against very rare CLN2 Batten disease

COVID-19: Health Canada recalls 23 hand sanitizers brands

Multiple types of unauthorized industrial-grade ethanol have been found in hand sanitizer products

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Nanaimo sees Island’s first nurse practitioner primary care clinic

Nexus Primary Care Clinic opened in late June in south end

Nearly 100 Saanich firefighters join heart health study for first responders

About half of on-duty fatalities caused by cardiac incidents, firefighter says

Online options can help when men avoid doctors: UBC researchers

Free health resource can help men even if they don’t go to the doctor

  • Jun 16, 2020

Vancouver Island doctor explains clinic restart plans

Head of Comox Valley Family Practice explains the process guiding slow re-opening

  • Jun 13, 2020

Construction begins on $2.9-million Nanaimo hospital expansion for colonoscopy services

Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation and donors raised $1.75 million toward endoscopy suite

Group pushes for community-owned and operated primary care facility in Qualicum Beach

Perfect Storm seeks proposals for developing feasibility study for ’Oceanside Campus of Healthcare’

  • Jun 5, 2020

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

UPDATED: COVID-19 deaths climb to 16 at Lower Mainland long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak in the dementia unit at Langley Lodge continues to claim lives

It’s clear face shields are an important piece of personal protective equipment

Island man finds a design and decides to produce them using a 3D printer