Healthy Living in the North

Baby teeth: Why they are important

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They eventually fall out and are collected by the tooth fairy anyways, so why are baby teeth so important? Healthy baby teeth are important for many reasons: Baby teeth hold the space for the replacement adult teeth. Baby molars will not … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: discovering the rich history of Oolichan in the Northwest

Every spring, the oolichan (or Eulachon) return to the Nass and Skeena rivers in northern B.C. Oolichan are a small ocean fish that migrate long distances up rivers and streams to spawn annually. The oolichan return is a historically and culturally … [Continue reading]

Oral Health Month: Working in the Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic

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I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to be involved in the Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic (EDOC) as the clinic coordinator. It's an amazing clinic where our services are extremely valued. This year, EDOC was even nominated for a … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: garden planning starts in your kitchen!

Now that the sun is shining and the snow is almost gone here in Prince George, the weather leaves me dreaming about my future backyard garden. My largest passion in life is connecting people with real food, and growing your own food is a great way … [Continue reading]

8-1-1 & PAL: Physical activity in the north – the opportunities are endless!

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Exercise professionals have joined the suite of services available via HealthLinkBC! Now, no matter where you live in northern B.C., if you're looking to make a lifestyle change this year but you're not sure where to start, HealthLinkBC can … [Continue reading]

The end game: What are your bold new ideas to reduce the harmful and costly effects of tobacco use?

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You probably have a friend or family member who has experienced one or more of the debilitating diseases caused by smoking or chewing tobacco. Tobacco use* remains the leading cause of premature death in Canada and kills over 37,000 Canadians … [Continue reading]