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Power of a Girl always filled to capacity

September
28
,
2016
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Barbie will make an appearance — presumably not as the guest of honour — in a “media busting” workshop at the 11th annual Power of Being a Girl Conference. The workshop is but one of a host of activities planned for the...

Massage a powerful tool for good health

September
26
,
2016
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By THERESA DRAPER Welcome Back MRI and Pain Management Centre Massage Therapy For Improved Health Theresa Draper Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. Massage can be a powerful...

Campaigns don't boost kids' fitness

September
12
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE Public awareness campaigns encouraging parents to get their kids to exercise aren't helping, a UBC Okanagan study suggests. In fact, one PSA was found to be detrimental, said Heather Gainforth, an assistant professor of...

Work program changed young mom's life

September
7
,
2016
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  VERNON — It has never been easy for Krystal Holland to find work. She faces multiple barriers to employment that have made finding a suitable job difficult for her. The 33-year old mother of three was working from home...

Will it be the Salsinators or the Terminatoes?

August
19
,
2016
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UPDATE There was elbow room only amid a circle of sweet salsa samples Friday at Gardengate as the Summer Salsa Challenge tempted tastebuds. The annual event brings together community service providers and clients with disabilities, including...

Kidney support group gathers

August
10
,
2016
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The Kamloops kidney support group will gather on Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m., at Romeo’s Kitchen in the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1260 Rogers Way. They meet on the second Saturday of every month to chat and/or answer...

Seniors downplay, sometimes lie about health

August
3
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF That little, old aunty or aging grandfather who say they are fine after a hospital stay may be lying through their teeth, confirm experts. Older adults who have been discharged from the hospital following serious...

Best treatment for brain injury is prevention

July
25
,
2016
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By Dr. RICHARD BROWNLEE Welcome Back MRI and Pain Management Centre TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The best treatment for traumatic brain injury is prevention. Policies such as mandatory...

Kidney disease support group meets

June
7
,
2016
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If you have been affected by kidney disease, you should know that there is a support group in Kamloops. The group meets on the second Saturday of every month, with the next gathering scheduled for June 11, 10 a.m., at the A&W restaurant in...

Symposium looks at aging in a new age

June
3
,
2016
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Health aging in community is the focus of the third annual Seniors Symposium, taking place Friday, June 10, at Sandman Signature Hotel. A collaboration between Oncore Seniors Society and the City of Kamloops, Aging in a New Age features keynote...