Health

The "steaks" are high at this year's Food Farm Fork fest

Local farmers and food advocates are hosting an event and want your support. Photo by Steph Wetherel

Love to eat meat? Do you know where the meat you buy comes from and how it gets to you? Care about local food? If these questions piqued your interest, you might want to head out tomorrow to the annual Farm Food Fork event, where locals will be talking all things meat-related.

This year’s event, called Raising the Steaks, happens at the Hume Hotel all day and into the evening on Friday, March 27.

Help Robson firefighters put the boot to Muscular Dystrophy

Help Robson firefighters put the boot to Muscular Dystrophy

Join Robson Fire Fighters on March 28 as they hold out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to look out for Fire Fighters with boot in hand and stop by to contribute to the cause at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas on Broadwater Road Robson on March 28 from 7am to 7pm. 

Free pain management workshops in Castlegar and Trail

Free pain management workshops in Castlegar and Trail

Trail or Castlegar residents dealing with chronic pain or illness may find their lives eased, as Self-Management BC (a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Victoria) is offering free workshops in both cities to help both pain sufferers and their friends/families/caregivers.

Frustration grows over loss of Mammo Unit at KLH

Kootenay Rhythm Dragon boaters do not agree with IH decision to move diagnostic mammography to Trail. — Submitted photo

Nelson resident Mary Walters was 45-years-old when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.

Back in 1994, she went to Kootenay Lake Hospital for her mammogram, biopsy and surgery to remove the cancer.

With the help of radiation in Vancouver, she survived.

LETTER: Giving seniors in care information to protect themselves

LETTER: Giving seniors in care information to protect themselves

Dear Editor:

This letter will help seniors and their families demand a better quality of care in residential care facilities. It will empower them with the knowledge to fight against abuse and neglect. The government is not upholding their rights to protection outlined in Bill 17, the "Residents Bill of Rights". The following information will enable seniors to make the government and their local Health Authority accountable for their poor quality of care.

B.C covers two curative hepatitis C drugs

B.C covers two curative hepatitis C drugs

The British Columbia government is providing public drug plan coverage of two new, often curative, hepatitis C drugs effective Tuesday (March 24, 2015) Minister of Health Terry Lake announced Monday.

People with hepatitis C will be able to apply for coverage under B.C.’s PharmaCare program of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir).

These new medications cure about 90 percent or more of people treated; are easier to take; involve a much shorter course of treatment; and have fewer side effects than older drugs.

Nelson Joins Province Wide Program to Bring HIV Under Control

IH outreach nurse, Robin Van Stolk is working the streets to help stop the spread of HIV. — Eva Brownstein photo, The Nelson Daily

Standing at 6"5 with a neon red Interior Health vest, Robin Van Stolk is hard to miss. 

As a health outreach nurse, Van Stolk meets his patients where they are at. One day he might be walking the back alleys of Grand Forks, the next driving up a dirt road outside of Meadow Creek.

Van Stolk works for the Nelson chapter of STOP (Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention) HIV program. STOP is a pilot program operating out of Interior Health that seeks to create an AIDS-free BC.

Early spring weather brings out ticks

Early spring weather brings out ticks

The early arrival of spring weather this year means many of us are spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. And we aren’t the only ones basking in the unseasonable warmth. The change in weather also brings out ticks – small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease.

Large number of Canadians continue to leave country for medical care

Large number of Canadians continue to leave country for medical care

The Fraser Institute

Early spring-like weather leads to early tick season

It's tick season, a little earlier than normal.

Despite Mother Nature's last gasp at winter Sunday, it's evident spring weather is here already.

And with the early arrival comes more time outside enjoying the wonderful outdoor weather and activities.

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