All posts by Georgia Wilson

Senior Couple Enjoying Journey On Bus

Learn to Get Around without Your Wheels

By Lee Brinkman

What would you do if, for some reason, you were unable to continue driving? Read on to learn about the transportation options available in the Okanagan.

Many seniors in the Okanagan live alone and rely on their vehicle for independence. But as we age, our physical and mental abilities can change, and some of those changes—including our vision, hearing, and ability to react quickly—can affect our driving. Doctors are expected to report people who have a medical condition that prevents them from being able to drive safely, and just one medical issue can jeopardize your ability to drive. What would you do then? Continue reading

diabetes patient Measuring glucose level blood

Diabetes: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association

Separating fact from fiction around a disease that affects 11 million Canadians and has a shocking growth rate, with a new diagnosis every three minutes.

Diabetes is a disease with many causes and no known cure. It’s a global issue, but the impact is felt in communities throughout Canada. If you don’t have diabetes, there is a very good chance someone in your family or circle of friends does. Continue reading

Woman suffering from stress grimacing in pain

Chronic Pain: More than Just Being Sore

By Chris Carter, BSc, DC, GradCertPainMgt

This troubling condition causes physical and emotional stress and can hamper enjoyment of life. What are the underlying factors and how can sufferers find relief or even recover?

What is chronic pain and how does it develop?

You may already have recognized that chronic pain awareness has become a hot health topic over the last several years. Deservedly so, as this condition affects one in five Canadians and can have deleterious effects on families and the economy. Although good information is widely available regarding chronic pain, there is also, unfortunately, incorrect information that may mislead those who suffer. I hope I can clear up a few things. Continue reading