Health and wellness

Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

New year’s resolution dying already? B.C. psychologist has the answer

Resolutions are cliche – adopting healthy habits takes time, UVic expert says

 

Elysian Health CEO and co-founder Donovan Jones. The Surrey clinic offers a wide range of patient-centred preventive healthcare services. Rhonda Dent Photography.

A hub of care and collaboration, putting patients’ goals first

New Surrey clinic offers preventive medicine and multidisciplinary services

  • Jan 10, 2022

 

Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna gym ordered to close and fined $2,300 for disobeying COVID restrictions

Interior Health was escorted by RCMP at Iron Energy Gym

 

Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 13, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Double Your Impact: Medical imaging to advance patient care

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.

‘Please help our coach!’ Hockey coach’s life saved by his team

Stephen Gillis loves hockey. The game has always been a part of…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.
Since the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre opened June 1, 2011, medical teams have treated more than 3 million patients, and earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

Show your heart, Surrey! Matching pledge targets essential cardiac care

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre marks 10th anniversary with vital equipment upgrade

  • Dec 6, 2021
Since the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre opened June 1, 2011, medical teams have treated more than 3 million patients, and earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
Dr. Tarun Sharma, Heart Health Clinic, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.

Double Your Impact: Supporting cardiac care in Surrey

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Nov 25, 2021
Dr. Tarun Sharma, Heart Health Clinic, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
The City of Surrey says a staffing shortage is hampering reopening of the South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)

Staffing shortage cited in continued closure of South Surrey Indoor Pool

Senior anxious for reopening of ‘smaller, closer-to-home’ facility

The City of Surrey says a staffing shortage is hampering reopening of the South Surrey Indoor Pool. (surrey.ca photo)
Hip surgery patient Diana Draper (middle) at Surrey Memorial Hospital with medical team members (from left) Irina Watson, Alex Vesely, Keith Neufeld and Anil Thapar. (submitted photo)

Surrey hospital offers hip-replacement surgery with same-day discharge

‘By the third day, I was able to walk around with no aids,’ patient says

Hip surgery patient Diana Draper (middle) at Surrey Memorial Hospital with medical team members (from left) Irina Watson, Alex Vesely, Keith Neufeld and Anil Thapar. (submitted photo)
SMHF Chronic Pain

Double Your Impact: Help Surrey clinic address chronic pain

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Oct 21, 2021
SMHF Chronic Pain
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Apples are a great source of fibre, potassium, Vitamin C and antioxidants such as quercetin, catechins and chlorogenic acid. Low on the glycemic scale and fibre-rich, apples are great weight-management food. (Unsplash.com photo)

COLUMN: Turn tart, early-season apples into delicious, healthy treats

Fibre-rich and filled with nutrients, apples are an excellent food for weight management

  • Aug 19, 2021
Apples are a great source of fibre, potassium, Vitamin C and antioxidants such as quercetin, catechins and chlorogenic acid. Low on the glycemic scale and fibre-rich, apples are great weight-management food. (Unsplash.com photo)
Semiahmoo Shopping Centre recently achieved a top health and wellness rating from the International WELL Building Institute. (Google photo)

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre earns top international health-and-safety ranking

South Surrey mall recognized by International WELL Building Institute

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre recently achieved a top health and wellness rating from the International WELL Building Institute. (Google photo)
The FreeStyle Libre 2 system gives parents peace-of-mind by allowing them to monitor their children's glucose levels through the LibreLinkUp app.

Abbotsford teen with type 1 diabetes relies on life-changing digital health tool

For people living with diabetes, measuring and tracking glucose levels is critical

  • Aug 9, 2021
The FreeStyle Libre 2 system gives parents peace-of-mind by allowing them to monitor their children's glucose levels through the LibreLinkUp app.
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
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.

GoByBike week unites BC cyclists, two wheels apart

From May 31 to June 6, bike to exercise, bike to destress, and bike to win!

  • May 31, 2021
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.
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
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 17, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.