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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Mar 14 2017

In 2011, I travelled with my family down Yukon’s Hart River. It’s one of seven pure rivers in the Peel River watershed, a 68,000-square-kilometre wilderness that’s been at the centre of a legal dispute for many years and a land-use planning debate for more than a decade. For two weeks, we fished from the river’s vibrant green waters and gazed at the limestone and dolostone peaks of the Ogilvie...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Tuesday Mar 14 2017

There’s one thing that can drive a person crazy:  an itchy rash. It’s one of the most common problems I treat and can affect anyone at any age. I’ve seen one-week-old babies to 95-year-old people for these rashes. There are many reasons people get rashes, but, the bottom line is that the liver, kidneys and/or lungs are overloaded and the liver is trying to clear the body of something. The skin...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 14 2017

Virna Bation, a nurse who’s worked in elder care for 17 years, never expected that her attempt to help a patient would turn violent. A 75-year-old resident suddenly became agitated while Bation was providing care and bit Bation’s thumb so badly that it sent her to the emergency department and kept her off work for three months.

“The pain was excruciating,” she says. “Emotionally...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 02 2017

On the heels of information released by Nelson Police Department Wednesday, Interior Health officials are confirming the deadly drug carfentanil is now present in the region.

IH made the announcement Thursday following a positive carfentanil drug test in the Kootenay region...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 01 2017

What next?  It seems that everything we do is an environmental problem.  Triclosan in "anti-bacterial" soaps and toothpastes and so on just contributed to developing antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and was bad for people who used the products, too.  Microbeads in toothpaste and various cosmetics built up astonishing levels of micro-bead plastic pollution in waterways, oceans and...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday Mar 01 2017

 Often we experience aches and pains that don’t send us to the doctor or keep us from working, but may take us to the pharmacy for medication or drain our energy.  Chronic achiness anywhere requires the body to dedicate time, nutrients and energy to repair whatever is creating the soreness. Readily accessible supplements or home remedies can help relieve the symptoms quickly. Here are some...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Feb 28 2017

Parents and prospective parents who are looking for ideas about how to raise a healthier (in every way) young person, here's a source:  show up at the Gold Rush Bookstore -- 2063 Washington Street in Rossland -- on March 9, at 7:00 pm and particpate in a discussion until 8:30 pm.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Feb 28 2017

Have you ever been to the Emergency Department at the hospital in Trail?

Please join Johnny P. Johnson and his great group of local Trail and area musicians in support of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital & Health Foundation to fundraise for the KBRH Emergency Department on April 1st at the Bailey Theatre in Trail.  

With the launch of his new album Until...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 27 2017

Starting Monday, every British Columbian visiting an ICBC driver licensing location will be asked to register their decision about organ donation.

To increase the number of people with a registered decision, ICBC and BC Transplant are expanding a provincial partnership to all ICBC driver licensing locations across the province.

by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Feb 26 2017

We all know, now (don't we?) that sugar is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic, and that sugar is more to blame than  fat in heart disease. We know that sugar causes cavities in our teeth, and that excessive sugar consumption is linked with diabetes.  But here's another reason to avoid sugar:  medical research has linked higher blood sugar levels with Alzheimer's disease.

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