Healthy Living in the North

Pet Smart PG donates to paeds!

A hospital bed is covered in stuffed animals.

Thank you to Pet Smart in Prince George for donating brand new stuffed animals to the Medical Imaging Department at UHNBC! Our paediatric patients are loving them, and the technologists are loving handing them out!   … [Continue reading]

Fort St. John Intensive Case Management team helps client get identification

Intensive Case Management team smiles for a photo.

Intensive Case Management teams (ICMs) serve people with substance abuse challenges, the mentally ill, and the homeless through a team-based approach. Members of these health care teams provide more than direct patient care – they’re advocates for … [Continue reading]

Language leads the way to an improved health care experience: New Gitxsan phrasebook helps doctors and patients communicate

A page of the phrasebook teaches readers words for parts of the hand on the top, and has a picture of a woman on the bottom.

This article first appeared in Northern Health - Health and Wellness in the North, Summer 2019. Think back to your last visit to your family doctor – did someone greet you in your own language? If you couldn’t easily talk with the doctor, how … [Continue reading]

Northern Table: Canada’s food guide and plant-based proteins

A cauliflower and bean taco is shown.

There’s been a lot of buzz about plant-based proteins lately! The new Canada’s food guide encourages Canadians to enjoy a variety of foods, and to choose proteins that come from plants more often. This includes foods such as: Beans … [Continue reading]

NH staff member defends PhD thesis on First Nations identity, wins award

Jessie on convocation day, wearing the robes of a Ph.D. and a traditional cedar hat, and holding her degree.

In December 2018, we featured a story on Prince George resident and Northern Health staff member Jessie King presenting her Ph.D. thesis at an international conference in Ontario. Jessie has now successfully defended that thesis, gaining her … [Continue reading]

Coming soon… the new Atlin Health Centre!

A computer rendering of the future Atlin Health Centre is shown. The single-story building has a grey bottom-third, a charcoal top, and black roof with white and wood trim and accents.

Site preparation is underway at the corner of Atlin Road and Discovery Avenue, across from the BC Hydro plant, for the location of the new Atlin Health Centre. Local contractor Pine Tree Services has been excavating and getting the grounds ready for … [Continue reading]