Healthcare and Medicine

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Poor treatment of childhood injury leads to $175,000 court award in Langley case

A permanent issue with an elbow resulted from treatment for a fall in 2006

 

This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin)

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Daily low-dose aspirin advice for many who already have had a heart attack or stroke has not changed

 

(Health Canada)

Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night blister packs recalled due to labelling error

Nighttime caplets could result in serious health consequences for those who need to remain alert

 

Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)

Chilliwack ER doctor says hospitals face a staffing crisis in nursing

‘A nurse showing up to work today is often expected to do the work of 2 people’

Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)
Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.

Heard it through the grapevine… good service starts with listening!

Don’t take our word for it, take a look at these customer reviews

  • Sep 13, 2021
Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.
‘Magic mushrooms’ are a source of psilocybin, a psychedelic drug being tested for therapeutic use. (Adastra)

Langley cannabis firm applies to produce psychedelic drugs for therapy

Adastra wants to add LSD, MDMA to its product line

‘Magic mushrooms’ are a source of psilocybin, a psychedelic drug being tested for therapeutic use. (Adastra)
“Whether you use hearing aids or not, there are definitely strategies to improve your ability to hear in crowded rooms,” says Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.

Indoor dining’s din: 3 tips for better hearing at restaurants

Around the family table or at a crowded restaurant, prioritize your hearing for better conversation!

  • Aug 23, 2021
“Whether you use hearing aids or not, there are definitely strategies to improve your ability to hear in crowded rooms,” says Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.
Music and conversation have different frequencies and volumes, but Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, can make sure your hearing aids are optimized for your needs.

Concerts are coming back… prepare your ears to hear the music!

How hearing aids absorb and project sound to help you hear what’s most important

  • Jul 19, 2021
Music and conversation have different frequencies and volumes, but Kim Galick, owner of Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley, can make sure your hearing aids are optimized for your needs.
Barbara Vollet is very happy with the hearing aids she purchased from Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.

‘The world is naturally a noisy place, and I am blessed to be a part of it now’

Barbara Vollet likes to hear it all, and a Langley specialist helped her turn up the volume

  • Jun 21, 2021
Barbara Vollet is very happy with the hearing aids she purchased from Kim Galick at Ears Hearing Clinic in Langley.
Individuals who took Alesse birth control pills between Jan. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2019, could be eligible to take part in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. judge certifies class action against manufacturers of Alesse birth control pills

Two plaintiffs came before the court after becoming pregnant despite taking their Alesse birth control pills

Individuals who took Alesse birth control pills between Jan. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2019, could be eligible to take part in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers. (Black Press Media files)
Prevent hearing loss and care for hearing aids so you can hear all the best sounds of summer! Visit Ears Hearing in Langley for a free assessment. (Photo: Chepko Danil)

Enjoy the sounds of summer with these healthy hearing habits

Protect your hearing — and hearing aids — from sand, sweat and sunscreen to enjoy summer in the city

  • May 24, 2021
Prevent hearing loss and care for hearing aids so you can hear all the best sounds of summer! Visit Ears Hearing in Langley for a free assessment. (Photo: Chepko Danil)
Ears Hearing in Langley took the Better Business Bureau Working Safer Pledge, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep clients and staff safe.

Hearing issues? Don’t hesitate! This hearing clinic is clean and safe.

Langley hearing clinic takes the Better Business Bureau Working Safer Pledge to keep you healthy

  • Apr 26, 2021
Ears Hearing in Langley took the Better Business Bureau Working Safer Pledge, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep clients and staff safe.
Paramedic Matthew Schlatter of Victoria is living a fuller life today due to the double lung transplant he received in 2019. He encourages B.C. residents to register as an organ donor and let their families know their wishes. (Instagram/Matthew Schlatter)

B.C. man living a full, active life after double-lung transplant

Matt Schlatter encourages people to register as an organ donor to help others live

Paramedic Matthew Schlatter of Victoria is living a fuller life today due to the double lung transplant he received in 2019. He encourages B.C. residents to register as an organ donor and let their families know their wishes. (Instagram/Matthew Schlatter)
Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.

The 3 types of hearing loss, and your treatment options

Langley hearing expert explains the causes — and solutions — for different ear issues

  • Mar 22, 2021
Kim Galick at Ears Hearing in Langley.
Lilianne Fuller loves the hearing aid she got from Ears Hearing in Langley.

Hear the whole story!

She used to ad-lib through conversations, but a hearing aid helped her be fully present

  • Mar 8, 2021
Lilianne Fuller loves the hearing aid she got from Ears Hearing in Langley.
Average response times for critical “purple” and “red” calls were between nine and 10 minutes Feb. 19 in Metro Vancouver, with only less critical “yellow” calls receiving an average response time of 45 minutes. The longer than usual delay was due to a combination of factors, BC Emergency Health Services said. (APBC image)

After a night of one-hour waits for ambulances, union goes public with concerns

B.C. Ambulance Service says high-priority calls were still 10 minutes or less

Average response times for critical “purple” and “red” calls were between nine and 10 minutes Feb. 19 in Metro Vancouver, with only less critical “yellow” calls receiving an average response time of 45 minutes. The longer than usual delay was due to a combination of factors, BC Emergency Health Services said. (APBC image)
Protect your ears from noise-induced hearing loss, and consult with a licensed hearing care professional like Ears Hearing if you’re having trouble communicating.

Tips for identifying and preventing noise-induced hearing loss

Hearing loss can happen at any age. Consult a hearing specialist for help!

  • Feb 22, 2021
Protect your ears from noise-induced hearing loss, and consult with a licensed hearing care professional like Ears Hearing if you’re having trouble communicating.
The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened in December. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New Langley MRI has already scanned more than 500 patients

The new clinic at Langley Memorial was officially opened on Thursday

The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened in December. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened earlier this week. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New MRI up and running at Langley Memorial Hospital

The scanner is expected to reduce wait times for local patients

The new MRI suite at Langley Memorial Hospital opened earlier this week. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography

Breastfeeding during the pandemic: what we know and don’t know

There’s still little research to show if breastmilk transmits COVID-19

Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography