Health and wellness

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Sue Stewart and Riley Severinski. After years of relying on the hospital for Riley (and for a few visits for her brothers), Sue felt it was important to give back through a legacy gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. 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 25, 2021
Sue Stewart and Riley Severinski. After years of relying on the hospital for Riley (and for a few visits for her brothers), Sue felt it was important to give back through a legacy gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Jeff Weddell Photography.
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
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 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 24, 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.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The book, Our Fine Romance, is the kind of love story that…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 26, 2021
Thariq
Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 19, 2021
Thariq
By focusing on the source of the problem and not just the symptoms, chiropractic care skips the quick fixes and instead works toward long-lasting results.

Chiropractic care for the back … and beyond

Surrey chiropractic practice takes a holistic approach to wellness

  • Apr 19, 2021
By focusing on the source of the problem and not just the symptoms, chiropractic care skips the quick fixes and instead works toward long-lasting results.
Canadians with type 2 diabetes should speak to their healthcare providers about treatments that can prevent early death from cardiovascular disease. The sooner you understand the risks, the sooner you can take steps toward prevention.

What you need to know about diabetes and heart disease

Diabetes or prediabetes impacts one in three Canadians

  • Apr 5, 2021
Canadians with type 2 diabetes should speak to their healthcare providers about treatments that can prevent early death from cardiovascular disease. The sooner you understand the risks, the sooner you can take steps toward prevention.
Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss, is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) and pelvic pain specialist at the Surrey Chronic Pain Clinic. (Photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Hospital foundation invests in 3D-ultrasound machine for Surrey pain clinic

It’s meant to help improve diagnosis for women’s health conditions

Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss, is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) and pelvic pain specialist at the Surrey Chronic Pain Clinic. (Photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)