In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A new Canadian survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since learning about the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A new Canadian survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since learning about the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh
Free Alzheimer Society of BC webinars help local residents and caregivers living with dementia. (Alzheimer Society of BC Photo)

Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers free webinars for those affected by dementia

The weekly webinars running through September will cover timely topics such as COVID-19 stress.

Free Alzheimer Society of BC webinars help local residents and caregivers living with dementia. (Alzheimer Society of BC Photo)
Audrey Vanderhoek, an RN who lives in Chilliwack pictured here on Aug. 22, 2020, wants people to know that COVID-19 doesn’t stop affecting people after the acute phase of the illness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. nurse one of countless COVID-19 survivors looking for answers

‘I would be considered one of the completely healed cases in terms of statistics’

Audrey Vanderhoek, an RN who lives in Chilliwack pictured here on Aug. 22, 2020, wants people to know that COVID-19 doesn’t stop affecting people after the acute phase of the illness. (Submitted photo)
A woman sleeps as another sits on her cot in a homeless shelter inside the San Diego Convention Center Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in San Diego. When the coronavirus emerged in the United States this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless feared the virus would rip through shelters and tent encampments, ravaging vulnerable people who often have chronic health issues. Yet, the virus so far does not appear to have brought devastation to the homeless population as many feared. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Coronavirus hasn’t devastated the homeless in U.S., as many feared

‘I don’t know what we’re going to see in an aftermath’

A woman sleeps as another sits on her cot in a homeless shelter inside the San Diego Convention Center Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in San Diego. When the coronavirus emerged in the United States this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless feared the virus would rip through shelters and tent encampments, ravaging vulnerable people who often have chronic health issues. Yet, the virus so far does not appear to have brought devastation to the homeless population as many feared. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Laurie Brooks says her experience with psilocybin has helped her with her anxiety and depression after she was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. (Provided by Laurie Brooks)

‘I’ve been able to be happy and anxiety-free’: B.C. woman pilots ‘magic mushroom’ therapy

North Saanich psychotherapist pushes for alternative treatment

Laurie Brooks says her experience with psilocybin has helped her with her anxiety and depression after she was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. (Provided by Laurie Brooks)
A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)

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.”

A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)
Rebecca Hamilton is recieving funds from GoFundMe for post-chemotherapy fertility treatments (GoFundMe Page)

Former Kelowna resident makes fundraising goal for cancer fertility treatments

Rebecca Hamilton recieved a boost in a battle against cancer - $25,000 for post chemo treatments

Rebecca Hamilton is recieving funds from GoFundMe for post-chemotherapy fertility treatments (GoFundMe Page)
(The Canadian Press)

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

(The Canadian Press)
Heart recipient Carrie Yung embraces organ donor’s mother, Marie Doherty, when they first meet after 17 years of correspondence. (BC Transplant photo)

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
Heart recipient Carrie Yung embraces organ donor’s mother, Marie Doherty, when they first meet after 17 years of correspondence. (BC Transplant photo)
Lake Country Health Planning Society, located on Main Street. (Corinne Remple photo)

Younger volunteers needed at Lake Country health centre to drive seniors to Vernon appointments

The centre, which reopened July 13, is short on volunteers due to pandemic-related protocols

Lake Country Health Planning Society, located on Main Street. (Corinne Remple photo)
Rick Thompson had all of his limbs amputated after contracting bacterial meningitis and septic shock in 2015. (The Canadian Press)

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

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Rick Thompson had all of his limbs amputated after contracting bacterial meningitis and septic shock in 2015. (The Canadian Press)
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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
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‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital

‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital

‘I want to tell people how this virus almost killed me,’ award-winning volunteer Atish Ram says

‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital
Melissa Radmore and Malia, at an eye exam after she was diagnosed (Courtesy Radmore family)

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

Melissa Radmore and Malia, at an eye exam after she was diagnosed (Courtesy Radmore family)
A former Kelowna pharmacist is accused of dispensing opioids sans prescription. (Unsplash photo)

Okanagan pharmacist accused of distributing opioids without a prescription

Dayton Cliff Sobool denies the allegations made by the B.C. College of Pharmacists

A former Kelowna pharmacist is accused of dispensing opioids sans prescription. (Unsplash photo)
Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

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

Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
(Stock photo)

Resources available to connect with doctors during COVID-19 pandemic

South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice offers service for patients

(Stock photo)
A nurse was attacked in the Kelowna General Hospital emergency room on May 13. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A nurse was attacked in the Kelowna General Hospital emergency room on May 13. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Dr. Ivan Scrooby has been instrumental in creating a negative pressure unit at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Interior Health photo)

Williams Lake hospital shows creativity in the face of COVID-19

Interior Health stated staff capitalized on flood to create negative pressure unit

  • May 13, 2020
Dr. Ivan Scrooby has been instrumental in creating a negative pressure unit at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Interior Health photo)
Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

“Our priority is to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19”

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries