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Take a shot in the arm, Lake says

November
5
,
2015
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Protecting yourself and others from the flu can be as easy as a quick roll of the sleeve and a poke in the arm. Health Minister Terry Lake and provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall did just that Thursday to announce that the influenza...

Surgeon takes unexpected leave

October
30
,
2015
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A Kamloops orthopaedic surgeon has taken unexpected leave, requiring Interior Health to take extra steps to address the doctor’s surgical wait list, health services administrator Carol Laberge confirmed Friday. Laberge said she could not...

Don’t hang us out to dry, workers say

October
27
,
2015
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Hospital laundry workers and their HEU co-workers held a day of action across the Interior Tuesday afternoon, a reminder that 175 jobs remain in jeopardy as Interior Health ponders contracting the service to a private operation. The issue has...

Ex-Lions player opens health forum for kids

October
26
,
2015
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Former CFL slotback Geroy Simon will be the keynote speaker at a health literacy forum for district students on Wednesday, Oct. 28. A co-presentation by the school district and City, the forum will teach 600 Grade 6 students in personal health...

Dentist penalized for ‘terrible ordeal’

October
23
,
2015
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A disciplinary case described as tragic for all involved by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. (CDSBC) has resulted in the three-month suspension of a Kamloops dentist who also faces more than $100,000 in penalties. Bobby Rishiraj of Kamloops...

Clinics herald arrival of flu season

October
19
,
2015
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Interior Health is gearing up to help protect children, pregnant women, seniors, people with chronic illnesses and others who are most at risk from influenza and its complications. Public clinics will start in some communities the week of Oct. 27...

Detecting radon is easy, CEO tells council

October
7
,
2015
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Radon gas detectors were passed around to City councillors Tuesday as part of a public awareness initiative by the B.C. Lung Association. Scott MacDonald, president and CEO of the association, delivered the detectors along with a  request...

Interior Health Authority appoints new CEO

October
6
,
2015
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KELOWNA – Interior Health has a new president and chief executive officer but it's a familiar face — Chris Mazurkewich takes up the post Oct. 26.  Erwin Malzer, chair of the Interior Health Authority's board of...

‘Who’s hijacked the agenda?’

October
4
,
2015
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Concern about health care — or the lack of it expressed in the federal election campaign – came under scrutiny at a two-hour NDP forum Sunday in Valleyview. About 50 people attended the gathering, organized by New Democrat Bill...

Breastfeeding at work chosen as theme

October
2
,
2015
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Interior Health hosts its own World Breastfeeding Week celebration Saturday with a community event at St. Paul’s Cathedral. With this year’s theme of Breastfeeding and Work — calling for global action to support women who...