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Currents Fall 2018

This edition covers the importance of sleep, the Step Up Youth program, Partners in Compassion project and more!

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New urgent primary care centre will deliver better health care to the West Shore

The Government of British Columbia is opening a new urgent primary care centre for West Shore communities to better connect local residents with the primary health care they need.

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Sexual Violence has no boundaries. #TrustYourself

Island-wide – Island Health is launching a social media campaign to encourage people who have been the victim of a sexual assault to seek medical care from a Forensic Nurse Examiner, at all Emergency Departments or through a primary health care provider.

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Oceanside Health Centre celebrates five years of care

OCEANSIDE – Residents are invited to join Oceanside Health Centre Medical Director Dr. Drew Digney for a free community learning event at the Parksville Conference Centre.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2018

The fall issue of Island Health magazine features articles on cannabis use; a feature on obesity with information on how to look at this chronic illness including a personal story about bariatric surgery; the benefits of eating breakfast along with articles on long-term care topics.

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Do you really have time for the flu? Get immunized early and get protected

Vancouver Island – Island Health is reminding people to get their flu shot early to help protect themselves against influenza. Where can I get my flu shot? Adults can get immunized through their local pharmacy or physician beginning October 8.

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Island Health expands two programs to better support people living with addiction

Victoria – People living with addiction and people who are ready to begin a pathway to recovery will now have greater access to the services they need.

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Comox Valley campus of North Island Hospital celebrates one year of operations

Comox Valley – In its first year of operation, the Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital has moved capably into the role of providing acute-care services in the community, supporting approximately 5,700 hospital admissions, more than 28,000 Emergency Department visits

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Cowichan Valley Plan for Health & Care

Duncan – The Cowichan Valley is home to communities, organizations, governments and government agencies committed to improving the health and care of the people who live throughout the Valley. Island Health has been proud to partner with these groups to advance healthy communities.

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Keeping the air clean in our communities. Smoking bylaw includes cannabis, vaping and fines.

Victoria – Island Health, in partnership with the Capital Regional District, supports all efforts to promote outdoor public spaces free of smoke from tobacco and vapour devices, as well as cannabis (when legalized).

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