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Global News Health Series 2021 launches Jan. 25

The Global News Health Series starts Jan. 25, 2021. Global News

The Global News Health Series, in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross, is an in-depth collection of interviews and stories focusing on topics from physical wellness to mental health.

Watch Global News Morning weekdays from Monday, Jan. 25 to Friday, Feb. 5 for more details.

 

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Global News will be sharing the Health Series stories on this page so check back every day for new content.

Jan. 25: Dr. Shahana Alibhai explains the connection between mental and physical health and how both come into play when trying to achieve optimal wellbeing.

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Health Series: Whole person health – Jan 25, 2021

Jan. 26: Registered clinical counsellor Glen Grigg explains how anxiety manifests itself and the impacts it can have on day to day life. He also offers some basic advice on ways to alleviate anxiety.

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Health Series: Anxiety and its impact on overall health – Jan 26, 2021

Jan. 27: Clinical sleep health educator Roxanne Brooks explains the effects of a lack of quality sleep. She also gives some basic tips people can use to improve their sleep quality.

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Health Series: The importance of sleep – Jan 27, 2021

Jan. 28: Dr. Brenda Lau of CHANGEpain explains how chronic pain impacts all parts of a person’s life. She looks at how treatment needs to integrate a variety of techniques.

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Health Series: How chronic pain impacts on quality of life – Jan 28, 2021

Jan. 29: Paula Allen of Morneau Shepell explains the importance of establishing a work-life balance. She also gives tips on what both employees and employers can do to make that balance more achievable.

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Health Series: Work-life balance – Jan 29, 2021

Feb. 1: Dr. Davidicus Wong explains the importance of regular checkups and what screening tests are important for people of different ages.

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Health Series: Regular annual checkups and screening tests – Feb 1, 2021

Feb. 2: Canadian Mental Health Association BC CEO Jonny Morris explains the importance of preventative medicine in mental health and what resources are available for people unable to afford regular counselling or therapy sessions.

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Health Series: Mental Health Checkups – Feb 2, 2021

Feb. 3: From prescriptions to natural herbs, pharmacist and naturopathic physician Shabita Teja explains how to best manage various medical and medicinal remedies so they don’t negatively interact with each other.

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Health Series: Managing prescriptions, vitamins & natural remedies – Feb 3, 2021

Feb. 4: Losing weight, eating healthier and becoming more fit are goals people often set for themselves – but too often these goals can lead to fad diets, calorie counting and an unhealthy relationship with food. Registered dietitian Shallah Panjwani discusses how to develop a healthier outlook around food and nutrition.

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Health Series: Developing a healthy relationship with food – Feb 4, 2021

Feb. 5: Dr. Ray Markham of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC explains what team-based care is and how it can benefit patients needing treatment from more than one health-care professional.

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Health Series: Team-based care – Feb 5, 2021
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