April.28.2017
Let’s All Share the Seawall
Vancouver Seawall safety
Like cherry blossoms and daffodils, every spring in Vancouver sees the return of something truly spectacular – thousands of people out enjoying the Seawall. But 30 kms of seaside trails can result in conflicts between people wheeling it and people heeling it. Cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and joggers need to share the Seawall and follow the…
April.25.2017
Talk To Your Kids about Distracted Driving
talk to teens about distracted driving
Snapchat, HipChat, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, good ol’ texting – we get it! There’s an endless array of ingenious apps out there to let people connect and communicate from their smartphones and your kids are probably using most of them. But one place where smart apps are just plain stupid? When you’re behind the…
April.21.2017
What is a Physiatrist?
physiatrist treating pain
If you’ve been seriously injured, the road to recovery can mean a lot of visits to doctors and specialists. One of those visits may be with a physiatrist. But what is a physiatrist? What do they do? And how do they help? For some people, it may be a confusing term the first time they…
April.18.2017
Driving and Marijuana: A Dangerous Combination?
legalizing marijuana in Canada driving dangers
A recent study in BC showed that among frequent marijuana users, 80% of men and 75% of women admitted to driving after consuming marijuana in the previous month. While some will claim they are “better drivers” when they’re high, evidence says otherwise. According to that same study “acute marijuana use approximately doubles the rate of…
April.11.2017
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions
preventing sport concussions in kids
You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child…
April.7.2017
Don’t Mess with Texting and Driving
texting and driving dangers
Texting and driving is a world-wide problem and it’s killing us. Our devices have gotten smarter, but what about people? Too many of us continue to text while driving and the results are senseless and tragic. You don’t mess with Texas, and as one driver in the Lone Star State learned the hard way you…
March.28.2017
Teaching Your Kids to Drive
teaching kids to drive
Handing the car keys over to your teenaged son or daughter is a rite of passage in many families. For some parents, it’s a sad moment. Can you believe they’re actually old enough to drive? And for others, it’s a joyous occasion. Finally, someone else to run errands or pick up grandma at the airport…
March.21.2017
Body Check Ban Saves Young Hockey Players
peewee hockey injuries
They shoot. They score! There’s good news for hockey families across the country. Hockey Canada’s decision to ban body checking at the Peewee level (players ages 11 and 12) is working. Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that since the ban took effect in 2013, the number of on-ice injuries, especially concussions, has…
March.17.2017
Packing for Safe Backcountry Skiing
backcountry safety
Winter in the backcountry – scenic, pristine, natural, epic, adventurous. But it can also be a dangerous place, especially when there’s a risk of an avalanche. With so much terrain to explore here in our own backyard, it is tempting to venture off the grid, but if you do, make sure you’re prepared. Earlier in…