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  • Armstrong athlete on Canadian wheelchair curling team

    A veteran-laden lineup has met the criteria for nomination to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent this country in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced today by Curling Canada.
  • From avoidance to advocacy for men's health

    When Ed Eyford was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he kept the bad news to himself, not even telling his wife.

    “Waiting for the surgery to have it removed was so stressful, I had a heart attack. That’s when I realized I had to let it out,” he said.

    That was 26 years ago, and Eyford has made a remarkable journey from avoidance to advocacy for men’s health.
  • Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson’s patients

    A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson’s diseases.
  • Overflow crowd at Penticton chronic pain symposium

    PENTICTON - Management of chronic pain should be a priority health issue in our community, say those involved in a special chronic pain symposium in Penticton.
  • Learn about treatment options for chronic pain

    PENTICTON - Life with pain is never easy.
  • Okanagan College Therapist Assistant Program receives national accreditation

    The quality and reputation of the Okanagan College Therapist Assistant (TA) program has been recognized nationally through recent accreditation by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP). Therapist assistants are trained to work in the rehabilitation field alongside occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
  • New Breathe Well programs help people with COPD exercise safely

    KELOWNA – Today is World COPD Day and in Kelowna, Interior Health is celebrating a partnership with four recreation facilities to provide an adapted exercise class for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

    “Go ahead and take a deep breath – that’s something most people take for granted. But for those with COPD, breathing is a challenge, and the idea of exercise can be too far out of reach,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna.

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