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by Dr. Brenda Gill on Sunday Apr 09 2017

I’ll bet you didn’t know this is IBS month -- Irritable Bowel Awareness Month. One of the most common problems, but, one of the most difficult to talk about for people is digestive difficulty. Whether it is abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, gas, bloating, feeling congested or alternating constipation and diarrhea, with pain, mucous, blood, flatulence, unusually thin stools, large stools, hard...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 09 2017

Some of the money the sitting Liberal government has been handing out around the province prior to the upcoming election fell into the Kootenay West riding last week as Health Minister Terry Lake announced a new emergency department that will enhance patient care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

This new project follows recently concluded improvements worth $1.77 million...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 07 2017

As the temperature begins to rise, so will the number of tick bites said Interior Health in a media release Friday.

The increase in bites generally comes as people begin spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas.

"Ticks are small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease," the media release said....

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Apr 06 2017

A little bit of good news may be no news at all: one tax won't be increasing this year for West Kootenay-Boundary residents.

The amount charged to regional residents for the coming tax year won't be rising — compared to 2016 — but there will still be an almost $1 million contribution to the reserve fund.

The West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District (WKBRHD) board...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 04 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded its original recall of Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from western Canada to include the entire country.

The food recall warning originally issued on March 28, 2017 was updated Tuesday (April 4, 2-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 02 2017

Everyone with a smart phone will now be able to access to their health information thanks to the MyHealthPortal said Interior Health in a media release.
 
The new tool allows patients throughout the Kootenays to access their personal health information online.
 
"MyHealthPortal provides patients 24-hour access to their health information via their smart phone,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising the public that Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product All Purpose Flour, 10 kg size with the original Lot codes —...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2017

 Do you have children six and under?  FAN has new resources for you.  Working with parents, health providers and early years professionals over the course of the last year, the Family Action Network (FAN) has developed new resources to support the growth and development of our region’s youngest residents.  FAN is offering these tools to local families with a message to check...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Mar 27 2017

One of the issues I treat the most is compromised sleep—either folks who have a hard time getting to sleep or ones who wake and have a hard time getting back to sleep. Sleep is definitely under-rated! We ALL need 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to fully repair all the systems in our body...

by Michael Jessen on Friday Mar 24 2017

When Stephen Lewis speaks about tuberculosis, he doesn’t restrain his words.

The world is showing “far too much strangled deference when it comes to fighting TB,” Lewis told a standing room crowd in a passionate speech at a recent Vancouver conference.

“It’s time to take TB as a cause celebre,” he added, urging TB activists to go to the “metaphorical barricades” to build...

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