Healthy Living in the North

Our People: Spotlight on Faramarz Kashanchi

Selfie of Fara on the lift at Powder King, mountains in the background.

Fara at the summit of Mount McKirdy in Valemount, BC. Faramarz Kashanchi (aka Fara) came a long way to join the Northern Health team! Originally from Iran, Fara moved to Prince George in 2011 and has been at NH for the past six years. Allow us to … [Continue reading]

Northern Health MRI Improvements: Rikki Furmanek

“We also are able to accommodate surrounding areas such as Fort Nelson, Chetwynd, Taylor – people don’t have to travel very far, especially in the wintertime, so that’s great.” In this video, Rikki Furmanek, Northern Health X-ray Technician, … [Continue reading]

A 5-minute drill with Health Emergency Management

Image sharing the definition of a 5 minute drill.

How would you respond in an emergency? Tough one to answer, isn’t it, especially as emergencies can vary so much. Many of us probably remember doing fire or earthquake drills in elementary school, but even though emergencies can still happen at any … [Continue reading]

Healthy eating: the pressure is on

Tagine in an Instant Pot.

Chickpea and chicken tagine in the Instant Pot. You’ve likely heard the expression “knowing and doing are two different things.” I think this is especially true when it comes to healthy eating. Most people have a good sense of what healthy eating … [Continue reading]

Your flu shot: be strong like Tom

Thomas showing his muscles.

Be strong like Thomas: get your flu shot. Did you know, this year’s flu shot is working better than past years? Official estimates have the flu shot hovering around 70% effectiveness, far better than recent years. So, what’s your hesitation? … [Continue reading]

Robson Valley communities opt for virtual health care to improve rural emergency services

Health care providers posing with telehealth system.

(Editor’s note: This article first appeared in our staff publication, The Northern Way, Fall 2018 edition. Read the full issue here.) Health care providers in Robson Valley launched a pilot project in November 2016 to evaluate the benefits of … [Continue reading]