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The Vagina Dialogues

By Christine Hatfield, MD

It’s no secret that many women are prone to experiencing vaginal concerns due to childbirth or the aging process. But did you know that treatment options are available?

You probably already know the female vagina is seriously impressive. This amazing body part can bring about intense pleasure, help predict when you are fertile, and even transport another tiny human being into the world. In short, it’s pretty awesome. That’s why I think it’s crucial to keep your vagina in its best working condition for life! Continue reading

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Energy Medicine for Good Health!

By Bob Moore

If you feel you’ve run out of pain control avenues, microcurrent energy may be what you’ve been missing.

When was the last time that you were pain free? When you didn’t have a headache, low back pain or even a joint or muscle ache? According to Statistics Canada, roughly 27 percent of seniors living at home and up to 38 percent of those living in health-care institutions have chronic disabling pain, with rates higher for women than for men. In BC, an estimated 800,000 people live with chronic pain. Continue reading

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Age-Friendly Environments for Older Adults

By Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, PhD

As we seek to maintain active and involved lives, what do we wish for?

Years of training in architecture prepared me to listen to older clients and explore together with them their changing physical and emotional needs as they prepared to redesign their dwellings. I learned about the changes that take place in the body as we get older. I understood, theoretically, that there were physical barriers that would require some adjustments to create a livable, healthy and safe environment for older adults. Continue reading

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If You Have an Issue, It’s in the Tissue!

By Ross Short

Your body has the internal wisdom to heal itself if you focus on alignment and balance.

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Do sore muscles or fatigue prevent you from cycling, golfing, or the other activities that you love? Do you find yourself constantly tired and low on energy? Most of us go through life considering pain and fatigue to be a natural side effect of aging and we accept them as something that we “have to live with” or manage. This is not true! Continue reading

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Let’s Get the Hearing Loop Straight!

By Tosha R. Hodgson, BA, MClSc, Aud(C), Registered Audiologist & Hearing Instrument Practitioner

Examining the major differences between hearing loop technology and Bluetooth® hearing aid accessories.

It has been fantastic watching Vernon and surrounding areas become more hearing accessible. As an increasing number of hearing loop systems are installed, I have been fielding more questions than ever before about the technology. While answering these questions it has come to my attention that a number of people have read, or been told, inaccurate or misleading information, particularly about hearing loop technology versus Bluetooth® technology. The most common misconception seems to be that hearing aid wearers no longer need telecoils or public hearing loop systems in public places because they can use Bluetooth accessories instead. Continue reading

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