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by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jan 16 2017

Since functional medicine is the cornerstone of what natural medicine doctors do, one of the most common problems I treat is auto-immune conditions, since there are very few pharmaceutical options that help and most of them have many side effects. An auto-immune condition means the immune system is over-reacting against your own proteins somewhere in the body. There are more than eighty...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 10 2017

In a media release, the Canadian Cancer Society calls the recent BC Government announcement to provide the HPV vaccine to all genders through schools a significant move forward in public health policy.

The Society believes this change, which will take place in September 2017, will have an enormous impact in reducing children’s future risk of  HPV related cancers.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 10 2017

Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference in Vancouver.  They claim that the gas export terminal is an infringement of their Aboriginal fishing rights.

Two Gitxsan Nation hereditary chiefs—Charlie Wright with the Luutkudziiwus house group,...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jan 09 2017

I always write an article on ways to shift those over-indulgent patterns we all tend to fall into over the holiday season. This helps you quickly change into healthier habits and drop those extra pounds. One of the areas I address quite a bit at this time of year in my office is helping people drop weight, so here are a few tips to achieve those goals.

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 08 2017

Beginning this September, British Columbia will become the latest province to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to boys, as part of B.C.’s publicly funded immunization program, Health Minister Terry Lake announced Friday.

“We need to do everything we can to help girls and boys grow up to be healthy adults,” said Lake.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 05 2017

The deadly problem with fentanyl overdoses grew in 2016 in the Kootenay-Boundary, but it is still lower than the regional and provincial rate, says an Interior Health official.

Gillian Frosst, epidemiologist with Interior Health, said the fentanyl problem is growing more common in the Kootenay-Boundary region, and it increased in 2016.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Jan 04 2017

Influenza outbreaks are plaguing longterm care facilities in the Interior Health region, including ones in Castlegar and Trail, according to Pamela De Bruin, IH manager for Communicable Diseases and Immunization Programs.

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 04 2017

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 22 2016

The B.C. government is urging all British Columbians to get in the holiday spirit and consider giving the greatest gift of all – the gift of life – by registering as an organ donor.

Since Service BC and BC Transplant launched their unique awareness partnership in April 2015, 30,485 new donors have registered through Service BC.

Between April and September of this year, almost 12,...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Dec 22 2016

The best way to improve health care delivery in Nelson is not by enhancing its health care facilities, but by keeping potential patients in their homes, says the interim health service administrator for the Interior Health Authority.

Jane Cusden told city council on Monday that the IHA directive for the mostly rural service region — which includes Nelson — is under its primary...

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