Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)

Canadian patients 90% more likely to face avoidable post-surgery complications: report

New numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information show dismal stats for patient safety

Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health
Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates

Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates

Instructor Melanie O’Connor caters to a variety of ages and skill levels in her Brentwood Bay studio

  • Mar 4, 2019
Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates
Lia Crowe enjoys a glass of Harvest Melomel, Mixed Berry Melomel Mead, at the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery. Don Denton photography

Mead For The Ages

Honey wine is the world’s oldest alcoholic drink

  • Nov 22, 2018
Lia Crowe enjoys a glass of Harvest Melomel, Mixed Berry Melomel Mead, at the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery. Don Denton photography
Energizing with Iyengar Yoga

Energizing with Iyengar Yoga

Inverted postures in yoga class offer a new perspective

  • Sep 5, 2018
Energizing with Iyengar Yoga
Crossfit For Life

Crossfit For Life

Exercise training for fitness and well being

  • Aug 28, 2018
Crossfit For Life
Kick Off the Day with Brunch Bowls

Kick Off the Day with Brunch Bowls

Freshly cooked breakfast or brunch built with grains, vegetables and eggs

  • Aug 27, 2018
Kick Off the Day with Brunch Bowls
Modern Matcha is for Tea Lovers

Modern Matcha is for Tea Lovers

Health benefits of the green tea queen

  • Aug 24, 2018
Modern Matcha is for Tea Lovers
Stacked - Sandwiches That Explode With Taste

Stacked – Sandwiches That Explode With Taste

Chef Heidi Fink creates recipes for sandwiches that satisfy everyone in your household

  • Aug 23, 2018
Stacked - Sandwiches That Explode With Taste
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insulin pumps to be covered for adult diabetics in B.C.

Over-25 patients can use device to replace injections

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)
Victoria resident Eloise Patmore is appealing to the public for help in convincing Immigration Canada to reverse their decision not to grant her fiancé a visitor’s visa that would allow him to be present at the birth of their child in the first week of June. Youtube

Pregnant B.C. woman with Zika virus pleads for fiance to be let into Canada

Eloise Patmore calls Immigration Canada’s reasons for visitor visa refusal ‘outrageous’

Victoria resident Eloise Patmore is appealing to the public for help in convincing Immigration Canada to reverse their decision not to grant her fiancé a visitor’s visa that would allow him to be present at the birth of their child in the first week of June. Youtube