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Why you should get a flu shot

While colder weather and shorter days go hand in hand with wintertime, catching the flu doesn’t have to, according to Vancouver Coastal Health. “For healthy people, falling sick with the flu means a few days of feeling miserable, but for young children, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, it can lead to hospitalization ... Read More »

Lions Club collects for Diabetes

On November 14th you will find members of the Gibsons Lions Club collecting donations for the Canadian Diabetes Association. All money received is used to support Diabetes Health services and activities in our community. One in four Canadians has Diabetes. On the Coast, 7 out of 100 people have Diabetes, but this statistic does not ... Read More »

Looking for medical advice

British Columbians enjoy high standards of health care, including the longest life expectancy and the lowest rates of obesity, smoking, and infant mortality in Canada. Maintaining a strong health care system which meets the needs of all citizens is a priority for all British Columbians. Health care is the single largest area of provincial spending, ... Read More »

Coasters feeling good but could lose a few pounds: survey

Most Sunshine Coast residents have a family doctor, drive cars rather than use public transit, don’t smoke, and say they feel healthy even though they’re likely overweight. Those are some of the results from the My Health-My Community survey of 1,088 Coast residents conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health and released Oct. 16 at a public ... Read More »

Looking for medical advice

British Columbians enjoy high standards of health care, including the longest life expectancy and the lowest rates of obesity, smoking, and infant mortality in Canada. Maintaining a strong health care system which meets the needs of all citizens is a priority for all British Columbians. Health care is the single largest area of provincial spending, ... Read More »

Aquatic Centre re-opened

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Pregnancy help from Homeopathy

Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for ones own new born child can be one of the most empowering and emotional times for a woman. Homeopathy can be an effective support for women during this time, however, the full use and effectiveness of homeopathy during pregnancy, childbirth and during postpartum is still really not known. An example, ... Read More »

Survival tips for single working parents

Becoming a parent may be the most important responsibility an adult ever faces, and that responsibility is even greater for single parents. Balancing work and home life as a single parent can seem like an endless juggling act. But with a strong support system and some guidance, single parents can handle the challenge. The daily ... Read More »

Hayfever or Allergies? Try Homeopathy.

Fall has arrived, which for some this can mean months of sneezing, itchy eyes, nose and throat; coughing, asthma, runny, congested sinuses, skin rashes and more. Allergies of any kind are understood as being caused by an external environmental irritant known as an allergen. However, not everyone has an allergic reaction when exposed to the ... Read More »

How college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost. But a healthy diet can help college students handle the stresses of college life ... Read More »

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