Mandatory immunization
August 26, 2019

With the unexpected outbreak of measles earlier this year the provincial government is requiring all students entering or returning to school have their complete vaccination status registered with Public Health. This way, if a vaccine preventable disease should emerge, the public health registry...

UV rays
August 14, 2019

Summer is in full swing and British Columbians have been taking full advantage of the sunshine, hitting the beaches, hiking, and camping. It is important to not only protect your skin from UV rays emitted by the sun during these beautiful summer days, but also on cloudy days even in winter. The...

Summer isn't for sitting
July 31, 2019

With the summer weather upon us, now is the perfect time to shake off that sedentary lifestyle and get outdoors, get active, and increase your level of physical activity.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally one in four adults (aged 18-64 years) is not active enough...

hot health topics tick season
July 5, 2019

With the warmer summer months comes an increase in the number of ticks, including those that carry the most common tick-borne disease, Lyme disease. Transmitted through a tick bite, the disease can cause symptoms such as rash, fevers, chills, fatigue, body aches, headache, neck stiffness and...

May 31, 2019

At one point or another, we’ve all likely felt the effects of burnout in our workplace – feeling exhausted, unmotivated to do our work, and experiencing an overall lack of interest in our work. Until now, burnout has been classified as a problem related to life management. But last week, the...