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What is long covid? Current understanding about risks, symptoms and recovery.

By Allyson Chiu February 28, 2020 [Excerpt] The condition known as long covid continues to frustrate its sufferers, baffle scientists and alarm people who are concerned about being infected by the coronavirus. The term, a widely used catchall phrase for persistent symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating and last for weeks, months or longer, is […]

Is Two-Tier Health Care Growing in BC? The Tyee

Two seniors were told they would need to pay $4,600 each to keep seeing their             family doctor after he moved to a Telus clinic. [Note: text in blue are hot links] Andrew MacLeod February 28 – 2022 / TheTyee.ca Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria and […]

Extreme heat linked to increases in mental health ER visits: study

[Excerpt] Waves of extreme heat, which are on the rise due to climate change, are linked to an uptick in emergency room visits for mental health conditions, a new study has determined. On such hotter-than-normal days over the past decade, emergency department check-ins for any mental health condition surged by 8 percent in comparison to […]

Extreme heat linked to increases in mental health ER visits: study

[Excerpt] Waves of extreme heat, which are on the rise due to climate change, are linked to an uptick in emergency room visits for mental health conditions, a new study has determined. On such hotter-than-normal days over the past decade, emergency department check-ins for any mental health condition surged by 8 percent in comparison to […]

BC AHSN: COVID-19 Research Inventory

The BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) is committed to providing BC’s health research community with the best possible provincial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. To help meet this commitment, we’ve created this page, which will help you navigate our unified response from the research community during COVID-19. Together with the BC Ministry […]

RCCbc – Rural Health Conference May 13-15

Date: May 13-15, 2022 Location: Penticton, British Columbia/Virtual Sessions Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, BC Details: Join us—in person—for this highly-anticipated rural health event, with illuminating rural-relevant CME plenaries and breakout sessions, hands-on skills workshops, and wellness breaks to keep you moving. We are eager to reconnect with many of you and have built in many opportunities […]

Rural Transportation Survey – Deadline: March 7

Four participants will receive a $50 gift certificate or cash prize through random draws. Complete the survey for your chance of winning one! To read more, click on the Download button below.

Central Okanagan Hospice Association

https://hospicecoha.org/ Executive Director – Natasha Girard natasha@hospicecoha.org 250-763-5511 ext 103. Help Make a Difference There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan. Volunteer  Donate Programs & Services If you are living with a serious illness, caregiving for someone living with a serious illness or grieving the […]

Marcy Cohen, researcher – Vancouver

Marcy Cohen is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and an adjunct faculty member in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She has co-authored a number of research and policy studies looking at public solutions to the current challenges in our health care system.  To read some of Marcy’s work, click […]