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Varicose Veins are not just a cosmetic concern

Restore Vein & Skin Centre Varicose veins are an extremely common problem, affecting up to 50% of the population. Contrary to popular belief, varicose vein disease is not simply a cosmetic problem. Studies have shown that left untreated, the veins gradually enlarge and progress to associated veins, eventually leading to a road map of enlarged and twisted varicose veins. Once these veins become diseased, they never get better on their own. The earlier the veins are treated, the fewer veins will be come affected, and the lower the chance of developing skin changes associated with chronic venous disease. Varicose...

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Lakeshore Vein: Okanagan community and family

A big thanks to our wonderful patients who voted for us in Okanagan Life magazine’s Best of the Okanagan Awards, which again placed us as the Best Laser and Aesthetics Clinic in the Central Okanagan. Here's our interview with Dr. Janna Bentley, founder and medical director of Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic.   PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in Progress 2017 The 2017 Progress magazine celebrates Okanagan business stories. Free...

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Bringing quality to lives

The Herbal-Health Centre Where cannabis is concerned, there has certainly been progress—at least in the form of campaign promises. Trudeau and the Liberals won a majority election and the new administration package comes complete with a mandate to legalize cannabis. Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada for over a decade and serving medical patients is the mandate at The Herbal-Health Centre (THHC), which continues to set industry standards for professionalism and compassionate care. More than 2,500 patients have joined The Herbal-Health Centre for access to medical cannabis. Word continues to spread quickly and results keep people coming back....

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KGH Foundation: legacy gifts ensure the future

The work of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation reaches far beyond the hospital. This independent, volunteer-driven organization also enhances the delivery of health care through four extended care facilities, the Central Okanagan Hospice House and community mental health programs. The KGH Foundation receives tremendous support from our community. Local resident, Dorothy Thomson supports the Foundation with annual donations and recently supported the Foundation’s Giving Giggles Campaign. She has also included a legacy gift through her will. As Dorothy says, “My children and grandchildren were born at the Kelowna General Hospital. I have welcomed people into this world and said...

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Kelowna General Hospital: Sacred Space to provide peaceful multi-faith refuge

A new spiritual care space is coming to Kelowna General Hospital to provide an important refuge for staff, patients, and loved ones during times of grief, transition, and celebration. With the ongoing construction and redevelopment of the hospital many departments and programs have moved into new areas, creating an opportunity to replace the older, outdated chapel with a bright new space. It will be located on the first floor of the Centennial Building, set back from the hospital’s main lobby and admitting area to provide easy access while also providing peace and quiet. “One of our goals is to...

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