Health and wellness

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors say lack of communication on epidural shortage ‘frustrating’

About 50 to 60 per cent of pregnant women across Canada rely on epidurals to manage pain

 

FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

An “intense” response to control its spread is necessary however, the panel said

 

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

 

The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge around the challenging role played by Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers.

Conference builds knowledge + awareness around Alberta’s caregivers

May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta’s only organization dedicated to…

  • May 2, 2022
The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge around the challenging role played by Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers.
CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and almost 80 per cent of premature heart and stroke deaths are preventable. Help save the lives of you and your loved ones by learning more about the warning signs and risk factors at notanotherminute.ca.

Albertans have big hearts. Let’s keep them beating.

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of deathi, but simple changes can save lives

  • Apr 4, 2022
CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and almost 80 per cent of premature heart and stroke deaths are preventable. Help save the lives of you and your loved ones by learning more about the warning signs and risk factors at notanotherminute.ca.
From skating on frozen outdoor rinks to a turn on the local cross-country ski trail, Wetaskiwin offers lots of ways to get active outdoors this winter!

Here’s how – and where – to get active outdoors in Wetaskiwin this winter

Boost your mental and physical health by staying active year-round

  • Jan 10, 2022
From skating on frozen outdoor rinks to a turn on the local cross-country ski trail, Wetaskiwin offers lots of ways to get active outdoors this winter!
<ins>Christine Nelson, president of TrailNet, right, presents Tina Northwest with the “Trail Tracker Award.” (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News) </ins>

Maskwacis walking trail project manager receives accolades for her work

Tina Northwest is the second-ever recipient of the

<ins>Christine Nelson, president of TrailNet, right, presents Tina Northwest with the “Trail Tracker Award.” (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News) </ins>
William Poggemiller

New name, same team! Local pharmacy changes colours

Starting Sep.21, Rimbey Drug Mart will be under the banner of Guardian Pharmacies

  • Sep 13, 2021
William Poggemiller
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
If you, your children, or a loved one needs mental health support, resources are available.

Your Mental Health Matters

City of Wetaskiwin reminds community of available supports

  • Sep 14, 2020
If you, your children, or a loved one needs mental health support, resources are available.
Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19

Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19

Wolf Creek Public Schools counsellors available to help

Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
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
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Dr. Nicholas Half takes pride in his rapport with patients

  • Jul 24, 2019
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice
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
Crossfit For Life

Crossfit For Life

Exercise training for fitness and well being

  • Aug 28, 2018
Crossfit For Life
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