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Island Health magazine is just one of the ways we provide residents of Island Health with the information they need to keep themselves and their families healthy. The magazine offers wellness tips to prevent illness and disease along with information on how to access health services in the community where they live.  Happy reading and keep sending us your comments: #IslandHealthMag.
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Spring 2017

In this edition we focus on making your home poison free, especially if you have young children. We also talk about how to approach the topic of drug consumption with your teenagers. As spring is now here, we have some gardening tips for the green thumbed. Also included in this issue are articles on managing arthritis, volunteer week and making connections with loved ones suffering dementia.  

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Winter 2017 (1/3/2017)

Winter 2017

In this edition we highlight a pet therapy program that is making positive changes in the lives of Island Health patients. We also talk about New Year’s resolutions and how to make lasting and healthy changes—accompanied by some healthy recipes to keep you off the fad diet path. We also include stories about Island Health street nurses, age-related hearing loss, physical activity suggestions for the non-team-sports child and much more. Happy reading and Happy New Year!

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Fall 2016 (10/3/2016)

Fall 2016

In this edition we highlight the importance of grandparents in our kids' lives. This issue also features an article on borderline personality disorder and highlights one woman's journey with diabetes. We also include recipes and tips to help busy families enjoy good food fast and much more. Happy reading!

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Summer 2016 (6/28/2016)

Summer 2016

This edition we feature: "staycation" ideas for families, summer safety tips, tobacco-free sports and we discuss how to search for trustworthy health information online. We also provide some tasty recipes that showcase fresh summer fruits and veggies. Enjoy! 

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Spring 2016 (4/6/2016)

Spring 2016

This edition we feature: the health benefits of happiness; disaster preparedness; childhood immunizations; forensic nurses--objective collectors of evidence; what to do for someone in crisis; as well as tasteful taco recipes for spring.

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Winter 2016 (1/5/2016)

Winter 2016

Healthy eating: the importance of family meals and ideas for school lunches your kids will actually eat. Older drivers with dementia; obsessive compulsive disorder; the benefit of telling life-stories for seniors and those at end of life. Recipes for hearty soups, perfect for cold winter days.

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Fall 2015 (9/22/2015)

Fall 2015

Sleep: important for mind, body and mood; help for teens with substance use issues; active transportation; flu shot. Check out our recipes—all apples all the time.

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Summer 2015 (6/19/2015)

Summer 2015

Retirement readiness, walking for health, texting teens, summertime safety, weight-loss surgery, First Nations and more. Check out our tips and recipes for safe and tasty outdoor eating.

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Spring 2015 (3/25/2015)

Spring 2015

Memory loss, hospice care, winning the chore wars with your kids and cycling safety. Check out our recipes for healthy makeovers of restaurant faves.

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Winter 2015 (1/19/2015)

Winter 2015

Understanding heart disease, travel tips for staying healthy while on holiday, reducing the stigma of mental illness; enjoy yummy brunch recipes.

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