Health and wellness

Get your family ready for back to school with a visit to Allard Dental Centre in Langley

Smile all summer with tips from this Langley family dentist!

Schedule dental check-ups for the whole family before busy back-to-school activities

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

July 26, Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for 38 regions in the province. (Image: Environment Canada).

Guide for health-checks during extreme heat released by B.C. officials

As B.C. gets out of its first heat wave of the summer, new guide gives insight to health checks

 

The recently installed automated external defibrillator (AEDs) in McLeod Athletic Park is placed near the running track and stadium stands. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

New defibrillator in Langley park could save lives

Recently installed equipment at McLeod Athletic Park provide assistance in cases of cardiac arrest

 

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors say lack of communication on epidural shortage ‘frustrating’

About 50 to 60 per cent of pregnant women across Canada rely on epidurals to manage pain

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bring your whole family to Allard Dental Centre in Langley for a stress-free checkup this summer.

Why healthy teeth make for happy students

Summer is the perfect time for Langley children to visit the dentist

  • Jul 18, 2022
Bring your whole family to Allard Dental Centre in Langley for a stress-free checkup this summer.
Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
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Chilliwack psych nurse committed ‘egregious breaches’ in romantic relationship with client: inquiry

Shannon Van Tongeren to cancel B.C. College of Nurses & Midwives registration as term of agreement

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FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

An “intense” response to control its spread is necessary however, the panel said

FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)
Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: B.C. firefighters donate $1M for child burn survivors

$1 million from the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Association improves child burn care treatment

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.
UBC is set to start construction on a $139.4 million biomedical engineering facility this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New ‘state-of-the-art’ UBC building aims to boost B.C. healthcare, biotech sectors

A UBC biomedical engineering facility will break ground this summer thanks to a provincial grant

UBC is set to start construction on a $139.4 million biomedical engineering facility this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Coast Mental Health is celebrating 50 years of providing housing, education, employment and support services in the Lower Mainland.

For 50 years, giving clients a soft place to land

In 7 communities from Vancouver to Langley, Coast Mental Health provides pillars of recovery

  • Jun 13, 2022
Coast Mental Health is celebrating 50 years of providing housing, education, employment and support services in the Lower Mainland.
Farmers market berries. Photo retrieved from pixabay.com.

Disease prevention starts in the grocery store grabbing nutritional items

Disease prevention starts in the grocery store, says Sandra Gentleman, registered dietitian.

Farmers market berries. Photo retrieved from pixabay.com.
The BC Schizophrenia Society supported more than 1,000 families touched by serious mental illness in 2021. (BC Schizophrenia Society/Facebook)

BC Schizophrenia Society hopes to reach thousands touched by serious mental illness

Non-profit offers resources, peer and group support for those with illness and their loved ones

The BC Schizophrenia Society supported more than 1,000 families touched by serious mental illness in 2021. (BC Schizophrenia Society/Facebook)
“Parents sometimes ask why they should worry about their child’s oral care, since baby teeth are going to be replaced. But there are many reasons to prioritize regular dental hygiene,” says Dr. Fatemeh Basij, owner of Allard Dental Centre.

Kids and cavities: Yes, even baby teeth should be brushed every day!

Langley dentist explains where cavities come from and how to help your child maintain healthy teeth

  • Jun 6, 2022
“Parents sometimes ask why they should worry about their child’s oral care, since baby teeth are going to be replaced. But there are many reasons to prioritize regular dental hygiene,” says Dr. Fatemeh Basij, owner of Allard Dental Centre.
A man pauses at a coffin after carrying it during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on August 15, 2020. Advocates say Health Canada’s announcement to decriminalize personal possession of 2.5 grams will do little to save people’s lives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

For decriminalization to save lives, users need to be allowed to carry more drugs: B.C. advocates

Health Canada nearly halved requested personal possession amount in approval May 31

A man pauses at a coffin after carrying it during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on August 15, 2020. Advocates say Health Canada’s announcement to decriminalize personal possession of 2.5 grams will do little to save people’s lives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on February 21, 2017. Beginning Jan. 31 2023, adults in B.C. will be allowed to carry up to 2.5 grams of drugs for personal use, Health Canada announced May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. approved to decriminalize possession of small amounts of street drugs as deaths soar

Personal possession of up to 2.5 grams to be allowed for three years beginning Jan. 31, 2023

Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on February 21, 2017. Beginning Jan. 31 2023, adults in B.C. will be allowed to carry up to 2.5 grams of drugs for personal use, Health Canada announced May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Lyme disease has settled so deeply into parts of Canada many public health units now just assume if you get bitten by a tick, you should be treated for lyme disease. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Victoria Arocho

Online map tracks B.C.’s high-risk Lyme disease zones

About 1 in 100 ticks carry Lyme disease in B.C.

This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Lyme disease has settled so deeply into parts of Canada many public health units now just assume if you get bitten by a tick, you should be treated for lyme disease. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Victoria Arocho
Dr. Jason Archambault, a urologist and Head of Surgery at Langley Memorial Hospital, uses the white light scope currently used to treat bladder cancer. The hospital foundation hopes to purchase a Blue Light Cystoscopy, which has proven to significantly improve identification of bladder tumours – even those otherwise difficult to detect.

Hospital Foundation shines a light on vital technology needed for Langley

Campaign aims to purchase Blue Light Cystoscopy equipment to treat bladder cancer

  • May 23, 2022
Dr. Jason Archambault, a urologist and Head of Surgery at Langley Memorial Hospital, uses the white light scope currently used to treat bladder cancer. The hospital foundation hopes to purchase a Blue Light Cystoscopy, which has proven to significantly improve identification of bladder tumours – even those otherwise difficult to detect.
The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
The West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show to bring you a myriad of exhibitors and speakers to see, listen and learn from June 4 and 5. (Flickr)

Two shows for the price of one at Tradex in Abbotsford

West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show June 4 and 5.

The West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show to bring you a myriad of exhibitors and speakers to see, listen and learn from June 4 and 5. (Flickr)