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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Dec 21 2016

'Tis the season to be jolly, fal-la-la-la-lah and so on -- but it's hard to feel jolly while afflicted with a stuffed or runny nose, headache, coughs and sneezes.  Colds are  not usually  a reason to lurch off  to your doctor; the doctor will just tell you to rest, take lots of hot fluids, and avoid spreading your germs around.  Well, viruses.

Many of us swear by hot home-made chicken...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Dec 20 2016

The New Year is fast approaching, and the Alzheimer Society of BC wants Kootenay/Boundary residents to be aware of services that will be available in 2017.

“We will be offering several workshops for families living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia in the New Year,” said local support and education coordinator Julie Leffelaar.

Highlights of programming include:

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by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Dec 19 2016

One of the biggest challenges I find during the Christmas holidays for those who don’t tolerate gluten is desserts and treats. At this time of year they are everywhere and it is ever so tempting to give in and have a few. The easiest solution I’ve found is to make some holiday treats ahead of time, freeze them and pull them out when you have a hankering for some delicious treat or need...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 19 2016

The month of November brought the highest number of illicit drug deaths in B.C. for a single month in recent memory, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service.

Provisional data shows that a total of 128 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during November, an average of more than four a day. The previous high for a single month was 82 in January, 2016....

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 18 2016

British Columbia is full of opportunities and unforgettable recreational experiences. But to safely enjoy this province, everyone venturing out into the wilderness has the responsibility of adequately preparing for the trip.

As the number of people in the wilderness has increased in recent years, so have the number of search and rescue operations undertaken by volunteers. Emergency...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 14 2016

How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.

Scientists have dubbed...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 12 2016

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris and Minister of Health Terry Lake, along with the co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response, Dr. Perry Kendall and Clayton Pecknold, issued the following joint statement today in response to the federal announcement regarding a new Canadian drugs and substances strategy:

“We’re pleased to see the federal government...

by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Dec 11 2016

Guillain-Barré  ("Ghee-yan Bah-ray") Syndrome  can cause muscle weakness and temporary paralysis, and can be life-threatening.  In susceptible individuals, it can be triggered by bacteria in undercooked chicken, or in other contaminated food or even water.  The suspected link between Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium commonly found in raw and undercooked poultry, and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Dec 08 2016

Raise your hand, everyone who eats food.  OK, now, raise your hand, everyone who knows where your food comes from.  How far has it travelled? Has the price gone up in this past year?  Was your food sprayed with pesticides and herbicides?  Can it continue to be produced as plentifully and shipped to us if  drought conditions continue in various US food-producing states?

Do you have a...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Dec 05 2016

          It is time to build up your system before the holiday season is upon us and keep it strong for the winter. I’ve already seen the start of viral abdominal flus, so this will help prevent and minimize the typical viral and bacterial flus common at this time of year. I try to remind folks that having a cold or flu once a year year is a good thing. It helps to re-train and remind the...

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