Health and wellness

A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)

St. John Ambulance aims to install 1,000 publicly accessible AEDs across B.C.

Sponsors sought for stands that cost about $8,000 to equip and install

A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)
Andrea Barone. Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives with Andrea Barone

Crystal Hills Organics CEO created a line of products for the skin and body

  • Jan 29, 2021
Andrea Barone. Photography by Darren Hull
(Black Press Media files)

Health resolutions top of mind for Canadians in 2021 in wake of COVID: survey

More than 1 in 3 Canadian women say they’ve never been as tired as they were in 2020

(Black Press Media files)
Andrew McCaron, owner of West Coast Optical, which has been helping Surrey see better since 1989.

Over 3 decades in business and still going strong — now that’s vision!

Langley optical store continues to thrive, thanks to excellent customer care

  • Jan 18, 2021
Andrew McCaron, owner of West Coast Optical, which has been helping Surrey see better since 1989.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
Brittni Redekopp, manager of the Market at Wagner Hills. Wagner Hills program participants work on the farm and in the workshop creating products and giftware that are sold at The Market.

Vital Langley program builds recovery through community

Wagner Hills launches annual fall campaign to serve men and women in recovery

  • Nov 16, 2020
Brittni Redekopp, manager of the Market at Wagner Hills. Wagner Hills program participants work on the farm and in the workshop creating products and giftware that are sold at The Market.
Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company to start making N95-equivalent medical masks

Eternity Medical Equipment expected to start production in Surrey next month

Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)
Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.

High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation campaign spreads much-needed positivity and raises essential funds

  • Oct 19, 2020
Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.
The Power of Your Will

The Power of Your Will

A gift in your Will shows remarkable foresight for your community

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Power of Your Will
Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley group rebrands but remains focused on helping local seniors

Langley Seniors Community Action Table is now Langley Seniors in Action

Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital

Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital

Hospital Foundation and donors help care teams clear waitlists, improve patient experience

  • Sep 21, 2020
Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital
Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance

Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance

Your ears collect sound, but hearing comprehension happens in your brain

  • Sep 21, 2020
Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance
Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!

Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!

These small group classes in Langley are BIG on motivation

  • Sep 14, 2020
Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.

If it’s time for new glasses, know you won’t get THIS online!

Fit and comfort have more to do with your vision than you might think

  • Aug 24, 2020
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.
Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program

Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program

6 signs of hearing loss you shouldn’t ignore…

  • Aug 17, 2020
Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program
Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress
Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.

19 times on 19th birthday: Aldergrove teen goes from crutches to conquering Abby Grind

Kaden Van Buren started at midnight on Saturday. By 3 p.m. he had completed the trek 19 times.

Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.