Healthy Living in the North

Adulting 101: Walking safely in winter

Sometimes it’s good to get a refresher on how to “adult” and do the basics – such as walking safely! For those of you not familiar with the term adulting, the Oxford dictionary says it’s “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of … [Continue reading]

Making friends with food for your health

(Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Northern Health’s Healthier You – Winter 2018 edition on Healthy Relationships. Read the full issue here.) When we think about healthy relationships, most of us think about our marriage or our … [Continue reading]

Terrace Health Unit: Better patient care through integrated practice even extends to how medical supplies are organized

Newly organized storage shelves for medical supplies at the Terrace Health Unit. Patient care is a priority, and little things matter. Kristen Gogag, a Primary Care Assistant at the Terrace Health Unit, and her colleague Hayley Lessard, Health … [Continue reading]

Connecting a community one meal at a time

From left to right: Kristen Gogag and Linda Preston are Primary Care Assistants at the Terrace Health Unit and both help run the Terrace Meals on Wheels program. Sometimes the smallest act can have the biggest impact. For Meals on Wheels … [Continue reading]

Garry’s story: Coordinated team care + courage add up to a remarkable recipe for change

Garry McPhee, 50, is a member of the Tahltan First Nation in Northern British Columbia, which includes the communities of Telegraph Creek and Dease Lake. The Fort St. John resident had struggled with alcohol addiction, and also suffers from seizures. … [Continue reading]

Clean hands are your best defence against the flu

The most effective and easiest way to prevent the spread of the flu is to have good hand hygiene. Flu season is once again in full force. Influenza, or the flu, is a virus that causes fever, cough, headache, sore muscles or joints, fatigue or … [Continue reading]