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Five tips for safer drug use at festivals

Vancouver Island - Island Health is urging everyone to be vigilant if they choose to consume substances at festivals this summer. Many substances (i.e.

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Island Health Magazine Summer 2018

The summer issue of Island Health magazine features summer safety information along with grilling tips and healthy recipes for the BBQ. Our wellness feature looks at the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how to get it.

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Currents Spring 2018

Hon. Minister Adrian Dix, unlock the potential of food, The Wellspace, what is meditation all about, screening emotional health of stroke patients and more.

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Local invention improves infection control, speeds repairs/renovations at North Island Hospital

Comox Valley/Campbell River - The North Island Hospital has become the testing ground for an innovative technique that could bring huge savings in hospital maintenance costs and repair times while reducing impacts to patient care.

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Celebrating 6 years at Serenity Farm – Therapeutic Garden

Victoria - Twice a week from spring to fall at a large garden overlooking the Blenkinsop Valley a small miracle occurs.  A very diverse group of about 20 people gather together to work, talk, laugh, and learn to grow food for themselves and others in our community.  The official name of the progr

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Shellfish safety for self-harvesters – human illness from closed shellfish areas

Vancouver Island - There have been cases of shellfish-related illness on the south section of Vancouver Island in individuals who have self-harvested in closed areas in June.  Island Health is reminding self-harvesters to be aware of shellfish closures during the harvest season.

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NRGH patients and visitors can stay connected via free Wi-Fi

Nanaimo – Thanks to the generosity of the Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary, patients and visitors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital now have free access to Wi-Fi.

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Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Port Alberni

ISLAND WIDE - Island Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next public forum in Port Alberni. Date:   Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time:   1:30pm – 3:30pm 
Where: The Italian Hall, 4065-6th Avenue, Port Alberni

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BoosterBuddy has more than 200,000 friends!

Vancouver Island – The school year is coming to a close and students may be feeling more stressed than usual. Island Health encourages youth and young adults to download the BoosterBuddy app for virtual support through exam periods and all year long.

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Victoria General Hospital & Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary celebrate 35 years

Victoria – Victoria General Hospital is 35 years old. Island Health is celebrating today with a staff barbecue that includes archival photos and stories.

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