A Victoria nurse is reminding people that wearing a mask under one’s nose or chin offers no protection. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Vancouver Island, if you’re going to mask up, mask up right

Masks don’t offer protection when worn improperly, Victoria nurse reminds people

 

Overdose advisory issued for Cowichan Valley

Drug users are warned to take steps to protect themselves

 

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

Superstar self-quarantining at home, experiencing mild symptoms

 

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association president Rob Jonas

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, programs offered and more

Editorial: Primary health care injection badly needed on Vancouver Island

Help is on the way for people without a family doctor

  • Oct 2, 2020

Lessons from a pandemic: How to design a nursing home that’s safe and love-filled

A look at how one care home is battling the pandemic with the social needs of the elderly in their care

2 Telus Health medical service providers pay ransom after 60K client files accessed

Test results, consultation reports and prescription information was recovered after a ransom was paid

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

New program helps pregnant women and new mothers using drugs in Cowichan

The Healthy Care Pregnancy Program pairs a registered social worker or nurse with a pregnant woman

  • Sep 28, 2020

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Dr. Henry gets cozy with blanket from Chemainus United Church

Gesture made as a thank you for all her work during the pandemic

Caring for Cowichan from the Spanish flu to COVID-19

Duncan’s Margaret Moss health centre turns 100

Vancouver Island First Nations council calls on B.C. to act after first COVID-19 case on reserve

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council representing 14 Nations calls the first case on Mowachaht/Muchalaht reserve a ‘critical situation’

Air ambulance calls on Vancouver Island way down so far in 2020

Only 519 transports from Vancouver Island so far, compared to 1,107 total calls in 2019

‘Unstoppable’ Nanaimo nurse recognized for caring for survivors of assault

Island Health’s Aimee Falkenberg receives Canadian Forensic Nurses Association’s Visionary Award

Coronavirus hasn’t devastated the homeless in U.S., as many feared

‘I don’t know what we’re going to see in an aftermath’

Vancouver Island woman wins $100,000 weight-loss challenge

Campbell River’s Kendrah Paul lost 140 pounds

Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study

“Clinicians could be encouraging older women patients who are non-partnered, especially widowed women, to participate in social community interventions as a way to address obesity.”

New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients

Guide recommends a holistic approach in which doctors consult patients on goals they consider important