Health and wellness

A loved one’s hearing loss doesn’t take away from who they are or your love for them, but it does present a unique challenge in relationships. Fortunately there are a variety of ways you can support your partner and strengthen your relationship. Photo courtesy NexGen

6 things to remember when dating someone with a hearing loss

So your partner has a hearing loss. They struggle every day with…

  • Feb 6, 2023

 

A B.C. woman who had to have her heart replaced is sharing her story to draw attention to the impact heart disease has on women in Canada. In this file photo a surgery is performed in the operating room in Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on November 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

B.C. woman whose heart stopped at 19 looks to spread awareness to others

Heart disease and strokes are the leading cause of premature death for women, but few know it

 

Ensuring Indigenous patients have access to cancer care, and feel safe when accessing this care, is critical to closing the care gap, says Warren Clarmont, Director, Indigenous Cancer Control, BC Cancer, and Member of the Gitanmaax Band of the Gitxsan First Nation.

Overcoming Indigenous Barriers to Cancer Care Benefits Us All

Warren Clarmont, Director, Indigenous Cancer Control, BC Cancer | Member of the…

  • Jan 30, 2023
Ensuring Indigenous patients have access to cancer care, and feel safe when accessing this care, is critical to closing the care gap, says Warren Clarmont, Director, Indigenous Cancer Control, BC Cancer, and Member of the Gitanmaax Band of the Gitxsan First Nation.
A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)

UBC promises to go beyond eating well and exercising in healthy aging speaker series

First lecture kicks off Jan. 23, with a discussion around daily stressors

A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)

Wheels for Wellness pulls out of Vancouver Island’s west coast

Medical appointment passenger service not financially feasible, says executive director

Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jeff and his Ears to You team bring their production right to your door, rolling out the red carpet to ensure you can hear the soundtrack to your life at any volume.

Island mobile hearing clinic wants to help you give the gift of hearing

Some things in life are priceless—there’s just no way to put a…

  • Dec 12, 2022
Jeff and his Ears to You team bring their production right to your door, rolling out the red carpet to ensure you can hear the soundtrack to your life at any volume.
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF

This Christmas, give the gift of comfort to a Saanich Peninsula senior

Hospital foundation aims to purchase Comfort Companions for Long-term Care residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. documentary series explores couple’s journey to decolonize wellness

Couple experiments with cutting out phones and TV, meditating in nature and making hand drums

  • Dec 1, 2022
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings together local businesses, organizations and members of the community to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.

Visit your local Festival of Trees + brighten the holidays for BC kids

Create beautiful family memories at BC Children’s Hospital’s annual holiday fundraiser

  • Nov 21, 2022
Festival of Trees, presented by Scotiabank, brings together local businesses, organizations and members of the community to celebrate the joy of the season while gathering funds to help kids with serious illnesses in BC.
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

You could live like a multi-Millionaire – in the lottery home of your choice!

Millionaire Lottery winner to choose 1 of 10 prize options; proceeds support life-saving care at VGH

  • Nov 21, 2022
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at one of this year’s Grand Prize homes – a 5,180 sq. ft. prize home worth over $3.2 million. Photo courtesy VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation
The Ears to You team.

Island mobile hearing clinic rolls out the red carpet for you — right to your door

Sometimes a really good idea becomes a reality. When Jeff Campbell started…

  • Nov 14, 2022
The Ears to You team.
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein

Tenacious B.C. advocate for people with Parkinson’s leaves message of gratitude

Shuswap resident Maureen Kennah-Hafstein died on Nov. 2, 2022

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.

Do hearing aids hurt?

Hearing aids are highly valuable for people who have hearing loss, but…

  • Nov 7, 2022
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.
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Dementia affects, 1 in 10 over 65, new study finds

The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University. It was published…

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5 ways to feel healthier in one week

Dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti recommends these 5 tips to start feeling…

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)

Almost 8M Canadians have high blood pressure – and that number is rising

An increase in hypertension among Canadians is causing concern among doctors, a new report finds

Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)
The Ears to You team.

Hear what you’ve been missing with Island’s mobile hearing clinic

Our many senses help us enjoy the world around us, but the…

  • Oct 17, 2022
The Ears to You team.