Health and Medicine

01 Mar
Facts & Truths about Losing the Boozing

In the spirit of those who have gone before me, detoxing their livers by ditching their drinks, I’m going to toast my monumental effort with a nightcap—err, I mean a recap—of what I have learned from a month without alcohol....

18 Feb
Baking and (no) Booze…they go together

I might be the only person who has lost the booze this month but gained weight. A dozen coconut cupcakes have come from my oven and I'm licking icing from my fingers in order to write this....

03 Feb
February Freeze: Putting the Ice on Alcohol

One of my BF's said, "I'll eat my hat if you do it!" I told her to take out her brightest toque with the biggest pom-pom because it's on: the February Freeze. Commiserate as I chronicle my journey....

23 Aug
The Cancer that Whispers

I love meeting new people, especially those with inspiring stories. Kelowna resident, Alison Crawford, is one such gal....

13 May
Mindfulness Better than Meds?

This week on The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody, we look at a new study offering hope for those with recurring depression. "Mindfulness" is all the rage but what exactly is it?...

14 Mar
Dealing with Grief? There’s an app for that

Losing a loved one is among the most excruciating experiences of our lives, but a team of Canadians has created a novel approach to help people cope with the complexity of grieving. The Canadian Virtual Hospice Loss and Grief Interactive Tool for patients and families...

01 Mar
Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

Is sixty the new forty? A lot of Okanaganites say, "YES!" We're living longer, we know that, but today's seniors want to live better. That's why UBC Okanagan holds an annual Embrace Aging month. Fourteen (free) events scattered across the calendar starting March 1st, 2016. I'll...

21 Feb
Fight the Flu; Get Shot!

This week The Good, the Bad and the Bloody looks at the flu and why it's more dangerous than many of us think and why it's still not too late to get vaccinated....