Rick Thompson had all of his limbs amputated after contracting bacterial meningitis and septic shock in 2015. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Rick Thompson had all of his limbs amputated after contracting bacterial meningitis and septic shock in 2015. (The Canadian Press)
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Online options can help when men avoid doctors: UBC researchers

Free health resource can help men even if they don’t go to the doctor

  • Jun 16, 2020
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The clinic is located at Selkirk Medical Group on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. (Photo via Facebook)
The clinic is located at Selkirk Medical Group on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. (Photo via Facebook)
‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital

‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital

‘I want to tell people how this virus almost killed me,’ award-winning volunteer Atish Ram says

‘Lucky to be alive,’ B.C. man was on COVID-19 ‘roller coaster’ for eight weeks in hospital
Melissa Radmore and Malia, at an eye exam after she was diagnosed (Courtesy Radmore family)

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

Melissa Radmore and Malia, at an eye exam after she was diagnosed (Courtesy Radmore family)
A former Kelowna pharmacist is accused of dispensing opioids sans prescription. (Unsplash photo)

Okanagan pharmacist accused of distributing opioids without a prescription

Dayton Cliff Sobool denies the allegations made by the B.C. College of Pharmacists

A former Kelowna pharmacist is accused of dispensing opioids sans prescription. (Unsplash photo)
Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATED: COVID-19 deaths climb to 16 at Lower Mainland long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak in the dementia unit at Langley Lodge continues to claim lives

Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
UBC researchers are looking for pregnant or new moms to share their experiences of COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

UBC research team looking to talk to new moms

They are gathering information on pregnancy and birth during COVID-19

UBC researchers are looking for pregnant or new moms to share their experiences of COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Resources available to connect with doctors during COVID-19 pandemic

South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice offers service for patients

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The 37-year-old Vernon man was arrested by police but has since been released with a future court date. (Black Press Media file)
The 37-year-old Vernon man was arrested by police but has since been released with a future court date. (Black Press Media file)
Dr. Ivan Scrooby has been instrumental in creating a negative pressure unit at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Interior Health photo)

Williams Lake hospital shows creativity in the face of COVID-19

Interior Health stated staff capitalized on flood to create negative pressure unit

  • May 13, 2020
Dr. Ivan Scrooby has been instrumental in creating a negative pressure unit at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Interior Health photo)
Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

“Our priority is to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19”

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

BC Children’s Hospital takes 30th annual fundraiser all month long

  • May 1, 2020
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans
Harrison Sallsbury gets a bike ready for cruising around town. (Submitted)

Revelstoke bike shop gives free tune-ups for essential workers

Other businesses also chipped in for the event

Harrison Sallsbury gets a bike ready for cruising around town. (Submitted)
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Ben Wiese is urging people to take care of their skin. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Don’t let skincare take a back seat amid pandemic: Okanagan skin cancer doctor

Look for warning signs to prevent melanoma, according to Dr. Wiese

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Ben Wiese is urging people to take care of their skin. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)
The Rorstad family recently donated 100 face shields to the Queen Victoria Hospital. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke business donates 100 face shields to local hospital

Free Spirit Sports said it’s important to support frontline workers during the health crisis

The Rorstad family recently donated 100 face shields to the Queen Victoria Hospital. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The Summerland Health Centre on Atkinson Road was evacuated on the morning of April 16 after the smell of diesel was detected in the building. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Health Centre evacuated

Odour of diesel fuel noticed in facility on morning of April 16

The Summerland Health Centre on Atkinson Road was evacuated on the morning of April 16 after the smell of diesel was detected in the building. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Rio Manning, 17, with his weightlifting device. (Contributed)
Rio Manning, 17, with his weightlifting device. (Contributed)
Google image of Bylands where employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Migrant worker advocates blame government, employers for West Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

Migrant farm worker group calls on government for adequate health and safety requirements

Google image of Bylands where employees have tested positive for COVID-19