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by Contributor on Sunday Feb 18 2018

The Liver Clinic located in the Kootenay Lake Hospital has new equipment generously funded through the KLH Foundation, that has already made a big difference for hundreds of patients in the Kootenays.

“Having the fibroscan here benefits East/West Kootenay patients as we are able to provide point of care testing that allows us to make decisions in a timely manner and...

by Interior Health Authority on Friday Feb 16 2018

Interior Health’s Board Chair Doug Cochrane announced today that president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich has provided the board of directors with his letter of resignation, expressing his decision to retire at the end of October.

“Chris Mazurkewich has spent nearly three decades working to build a strong, sustainable health system in British Columbia,” said Cochrane. “Under his leadership...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

People sometimes get bugged by insects, but we need them. They play essential roles in pollination, combatting unwanted agricultural pests, recycling organic matter, feeding fish, birds and bats, and much more. They’re the most numerous and diverse animals on Earth and form the base of many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Our admiration for these critters goes beyond their ability...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Feb 05 2018

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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

A new smartphone app is set to turn B.C. bystanders into potential life-savers when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) launched the free PulsePoint application today throughout the province. It provides vital information in the case of cardiac arrest, where minutes count in reducing suffering and preventing death.

Smartphone...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Interior Health is asking the public to be extra vigilant if using drugs after BC Coroners Service Monday morning confirmed an additional two deaths in region that are also suspected drug overdoses.

Friday, in a media release Friday, IH said the authority was urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 25 2018

BC bats may be threatened by disease, and researchers are asking for the public to help.

White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast. Confirmed in Washington State in 2016 and 2017, the presence of the fungus is very worrisome for the health of bat populations in British Columbia, with...

by Claire Paradis on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Thanks to quick-thinking activism in the community of New Denver, the emergency department at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC) will remain open 24/7 at least until the spring.

Shockwaves were sent through the valley after a press release issued by the Interior Health Authority (IH) on January 17th stated that the SCHC emergency department would only be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Getting to see your specialist for important health care in rural BC can be challenging, especially in the winter. Seeing your doctor through video conferencing can be the best option for many people.

Take expectant mom Natalie Santano, who used telehealth video conferencing technology to connect with her specialist in Nelson. “It obviously saved our family a huge amount of time, money...

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