January 13, 2017

Following a call to action from a number of health organizations including Doctors of BC, the provincial government has announced that starting September 2017, BC will become the latest province to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to boys as part of BC’s publicly funded...

January 4, 2017

Every January, many of us turn to thoughts of dieting to take off those extra pounds. There is so much literature out there around the do’s and don’ts of dieting, but we wanted to bring your attention to a growing trend – the post-holiday detox. Doctors and nutritionists are quick to caution...

December 12, 2016

We hear a lot about the use of telehealth technology in the news these days. Through the Doctors of BC/ BC government collaborative programs, we support a range of telehealth innovations that help deliver quality care to patients.

One such project is taking place in Kootenay Boundary...

October 31, 2016

Flu season is around the corner, and health officials and the BC Center for Disease Control warn that this year’s strain could be a potent one. Thousands of Canadians are hospitalized every year due to influenza, and for seniors, young children, or people with weakened immune systems and chronic...

October 5, 2016

When we fall sick, we typically turn to antibiotics to fight the illness – often without waiting for any test results to come back. However we may be doing ourselves more harm than good.  Antibiotics have been used to fight bacteria based illness for decades – but are completely useless when...