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Category Archives: Health & Well-being

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
November 21, 2017
Signs of PTSD after a Car Accident
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health problem suffered by people following a serious car accident. Knowing what to look for and how to get help can make a big difference in your recovery. The Canadian Mental Health Association defines PTSD as a mental illness following exposure to a traumatic situation involving death…
Physiotherapy for injury recovery
August 8, 2017
How Physiotherapy Can Help with Injury Recovery
Getting injured in a car crash can often lead to long-term pain and physical problems that seem almost impossible to recover from. But thanks to the wonderful treatment of physiotherapists, there are many ways to manage, alleviate, or overcome the pain of a car accident injury. Here are a few ways physiotherapists can help. 1…
concussion recovery tips
June 14, 2017
Getting Back to Your Life after a Concussion
Whack! You’ve had a sudden knock to the head and suddenly you find yourself in pain and in a fog. A trip to the emergency room and a few doctor visits later and it’s confirmed: you have a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Whether you got it playing a contact sport, whiplash…
hiking safety BC trails
May 9, 2017
Safe Hiking on BC’s Trails
When it comes to life in the great outdoors, few places on earth are as blessed as BC. With the spring and summer hiking season about to get going, you may be thinking about hitting one of the many hiking trails in our area. There are many to choose from but your first choice is…
backcountry safety
March 17, 2017
Packing for Safe Backcountry Skiing
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…
time change drowsy drivers
March 7, 2017
Don’t Crash over Time Change
Daylight saving time is coming. That means a little more sunshine at the end of the day but a little less sleep for some. And when you put a bunch of tired drivers behind the wheel of a car, you have a dangerous recipe for accidents and crashes. When that clock springs forward, we gain…
ski safety tips
January 10, 2017
Be Safe on the Slopes
From Whistler to Silverstar and all resorts and slopes in between, BC is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise. Unfortunately, all that shreddin’ and swooshin’ can lead to some severe injuries. Every year, over 5000 Canadians are seriously hurt in skiing and snowboarding accidents across the country. So whether you’re riding hard through 7th Heaven or…
safe 2017
December 31, 2016
7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017
Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…
running a marathon aimee king
November 4, 2016
Running a Marathon with Aimee King
Recently, our own Aimee King did something extraordinary. She jetted off to Chicago and completed her first marathon. Pounding the pavement for 42 kilometers (or 26 miles) isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but it certainly is a life challenge that many people dream of tackling. So, why do it? We asked Aimee about…
food allergy safety
August 12, 2016
Serving Food Allergies Right
Talk about killer service. Simon-Pierre Canuel of Sherbrooke, Quebec has a severe food allergy. A mistake made by waiter at a local restaurant landed Canuel in the hospital.  As he later told the Globe and Mail, “The server had almost killed me.” Caneul was out dining one evening and was served salmon instead of beef.…