Whew! If you’ve ever had a mammogram, you know that feeling of relief when that letter arrives in the mail saying your results are ‘normal.’ Most women exhale and then toss the letter in the garbage. But we ask, hold on! You’ve done great going for your mammogram, but you need to do one more […]
I still serve in an invisible army. There’s no six star general to guide us but we have no doubt about our personal marching orders. I have a theory though. I believe that if our army acts together, we might shift the culture of care just a smidgen. It could be a campaign of communication, […]
As a proud member of the Cedar Woman’s Institute it continues to astound me at the role the organisation has played into the fabric of the Canada we know today. Most people know little or nothing about the Woman’s Institute and its origins. The W.I. is a worldwide success story that was founded in Canada […]
Canada’s growing senior population means more British Columbians at risk of elder financial abuse, experts says. With the number of Canadian seniors at an all-time high—now outnumbering children for the first time in history, according to the most recent census data—financial abuse of older adults is likely to be a growing issue. “In recent years […]
The old adage it takes a village to raise a child as a unique and specific relevance here in the Comox Valley.
Do you know if you have dense breasts? No worries, if you don’t. When Dense Breasts Canada surveyed 900 women across Canada, women in British Columbia knew less about their breast density than women in other provinces. Why is that?
When you envision your life as you grow older, do you believe you will be doing the same things and interacting with the same people that you do now?
April 28th, 2017] – “Just yesterday we received another 3000 signatures to our Salish Sea World Heritage Site petition,” says SeaLegacy coordinator Kait Burgan. “The momentum has been growing in leaps and bounds, and it is difficult to keep up.”
The 3 pillars of a caring society should be that everyone has access to the services needed to maintain good health, education and safe, affordable housing. The needs of the individual person must be recognise as a basic human Canadian right.
The food we eat has a profound effect on our health. A diet low in proper nutrition and high in fats and sugars can lead to many chronic health problems and illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.