Dr. Sandra Allison | Chief Medical Health Officer for Northern Health

Flu Season Is Here!

January 4, 2019 - 9:26am

Protect yourself and others from all seasonal viruses by washing your hands, coughing into your elbow, staying home when sick and seeking medical care if your symptoms are getting worse. Getting vaccinated for influenza can prevent disease and complications and also protects the most vulnerable.

A different reason for the season

Just Get Moving

November 19, 2018 - 10:05am

In 2015, 37.1% of the Northern BC population was classified as inactive, while females in the North have a rate 3% higher than males. Those living in the North are at an even greater risk with higher rates of inactivity than the rest of the provincial average of 35.3%.

Inactivity has a lot of negative side effects, including worsening physical function, onset of chronic diseases, and low mood. Reducing this trend sooner rather than later will improve physical and mental well-being, reduce chronic diseases, and overall quality of life.