Health

The month of March is set aside to embrace aging in the Okanagan

The month of March is set aside to embrace aging in the Okanagan

This March will be the eighth annual Embrace Aging month taking place across the Okanagan.

Reflecting on what really was the Year of the Nurse

Reflecting on what really was the Year of the Nurse

Why 2020 shone the light on our nursing professionals Even before the term COVID-19 was a household name, the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It was to be a year of celebration, milestones and recruitment opportunities to encourage more people to think about nursing […]

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, UBCO researcher calls for a level playing field globally

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, UBCO researcher calls for a level playing field globally

As the Canadian government plans for a mass inoculation campaign with the soon-to-be available COVID-19 vaccines, a UBC Okanagan researcher, together with more than 100 health researchers across the country, is asking the government to think globally, not locally.

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth. 

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s (IURC) Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.

Moral challenges still exist around medical assistance in dying

Moral challenges still exist around medical assistance in dying

While Canada may have legalized medical assistance in dying in 2016, the moral challenges continue for primary care workers, including nurse practitioners who can legally assess eligibility for and provide assisted death.

UBC research recommends graduated return to work after prostatectomy

UBC research recommends graduated return to work after prostatectomy

New UBC research cautions men recovering from a radical prostatectomy to take it easy when returning to work. 

March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

From sleeping tips and arthritis care, to technology updates, scam protection and a refresher on Canada’s Food Guide—there is something for everyone at the upcoming Embrace Aging month.

UBC research aims to increase health of men in blue-collar jobs

UBC research aims to increase health of men in blue-collar jobs

Despite studies that show men generally want to be healthy, there are very few workplace programs designed specifically for men that encourage healthy lifestyles.