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Immunity for your community urges IH

This year, Interior Health (IH) is calling on you to take action and increase immunity for your community by getting the annual flu shot. Anyone…

Stigma – words matter

By Corinne Dolman Op-Ed Commentary Getting “clean.” “Junkie.” “Addict.” “Dirty” needles.” The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many…

Be prepared for wildfire smoke events

Wildfires are a regular part of summer in British Columbia, and with wildfires comes the potential for wildfire smoke pollution. The best way to protect…

HIV tests now part of most ED blood work

Since December 2018, when people come in to Interior Health emergency departments and require diagnostic blood work, an HIV test may be included. Provincial testing guidelines encourage…