Healthcare and Medicine

Registered Pharmacy Technician Heidi Radcliffe uses advanced technology and extreme care to create custom medications in the Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy lab.

No need to suffer: Pain creams offer precise, custom relief

Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy can create made-to-order compounds adjusted to your needs

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Pharmacist Michelle Gray, owner of Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley, now offers LifeWave, a line of patches that use phototherapy to support our body’s ability to heal.

Noninvasive, non-transdermal, medication-free phototherapy may support body’s recovery

Kimberley pharmacist shares promising new patch aimed at rejuvenating stem cells

  • May 23, 2022

 

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

 

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

Majority of B.C. parents vaccinated, but most kids are not

Parents in B.C. say they are wary of mRNA vaccination technology when it comes to their kids

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
A pharmacy worker counts pills for a prescription, March 11, 2021. B.C. announced expanded medication coverage on May 3, 2022, including for treating Crohn’s disease and migraines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

B.C. expands PharmaCare coverage for Crohn’s, MS, heart failure, birth control

More medications partially or fully covered as of mid-April

A pharmacy worker counts pills for a prescription, March 11, 2021. B.C. announced expanded medication coverage on May 3, 2022, including for treating Crohn’s disease and migraines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A coated (left) versus uncoated catheter. The UBC-developed coating shows promise for preventing infection from implanted medical devices. (Credit: Kizhakkedathu Lab)

UBC-developed silver coating could be answer to bacteria-free catheters, feeding tubes

Implanted medical devices carry a high risk of infection

A coated (left) versus uncoated catheter. The UBC-developed coating shows promise for preventing infection from implanted medical devices. (Credit: Kizhakkedathu Lab)
Michelle Gray, owner and pharmacist at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.

The gut-brain connection: How digestive health affects our bodies

Stress, IBS and reducing toxicity to find a better balance

  • Apr 25, 2022
Michelle Gray, owner and pharmacist at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.
Interior Health is offering a $10,000 signing bonus in an effort to fill an “urgent” need for medical laboratory technologists in its region. (Pixabay)

Interior Health dangles $10K signing bonus to help fill ‘urgent’ need for medical lab techs

A Vernon councillor advocating for shorter wait times at local labs applauded the initiative

Interior Health is offering a $10,000 signing bonus in an effort to fill an “urgent” need for medical laboratory technologists in its region. (Pixabay)
The Global Alliance to End Parkinson’s Disease is marking the 2022 World Parkinson’s Day with the launch of a new international symbol of awareness, “The Spark.” (Courtesy the Global Alliance to End Parkinson’s Disease)

‘We need some urgency behind this’: B.C. advocate calls for action on World Parkinson’s Day

New ‘spark’ symbol released to inspire conversation, awareness around growing disease

The Global Alliance to End Parkinson’s Disease is marking the 2022 World Parkinson’s Day with the launch of a new international symbol of awareness, “The Spark.” (Courtesy the Global Alliance to End Parkinson’s Disease)
Lei Lei Wu, pharmacist at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy. The pharmacy offers medication reviews to reduce strain on kidney function and ensure overall health.

4 facts to help kidneys stay healthy

Nutrition and medication can put unnecessary strain on kidney function

  • Mar 21, 2022
Lei Lei Wu, pharmacist at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy. The pharmacy offers medication reviews to reduce strain on kidney function and ensure overall health.
Registered Pharmacist and C4 Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist Michelle Gray of Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley. Nicole Leclair Photography.

Finding balance: Boost your mood, cognition and more with a hormone review

Pharmacist and certified hormone specialist says more of us should seek to understand our hormones

  • Feb 21, 2022
Registered Pharmacist and C4 Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist Michelle Gray of Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley. Nicole Leclair Photography.
Michelle Gray

Fatigue, anxiety, weight gain? It might be your thyroid

Understanding the thyroid, and how it affects our body’s function

  • Jan 24, 2022
Michelle Gray
Pharmacist Michelle Gray offers one-on-one theraputic nutrition coaching to help clients find healthier ways to fuel their bodies. Learn more at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.

Start the new year with a safe, supported nutrition refresh

Kimberley pharmacy is hosting a 10 day program starting January 15

  • Dec 27, 2021
Pharmacist Michelle Gray offers one-on-one theraputic nutrition coaching to help clients find healthier ways to fuel their bodies. Learn more at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.
Brent Bidston of Angel Flight with some of the first patients to fly in Angel Flight East Kootenay’s new Cessna 414A on Dec. 15 2021. (Image courtesy of Angel Flight East Kootenay)

Angel Flight East Kootenay’s new plane takes to the skies

The new Cessna 414A had it’s inaugural flight on Dec. 15

Brent Bidston of Angel Flight with some of the first patients to fly in Angel Flight East Kootenay’s new Cessna 414A on Dec. 15 2021. (Image courtesy of Angel Flight East Kootenay)
(Photo: Metro creative stock)

Vaccination rates among children vary across Interior Health region

The province authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 earlier this month

(Photo: Metro creative stock)
The entrance sign to the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. The Canadian Medical Association say it will cost $1.3 billion to clear the backlogs for eight key procedures that were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association

Consulting firm Deloitte found a backlog of 327,800 procedures across the country

The entrance sign to the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. The Canadian Medical Association say it will cost $1.3 billion to clear the backlogs for eight key procedures that were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
The team at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy Remedy's RX in Kimberley can talk to you about the advantages of partnering with them in using the "spencer" automated and interactive pill dispensing machine. Photo by Nicole Koran

A better way to track medication, for you or those you love

Spencer is an at-home medication dispensing device that helps keep health on track

  • Nov 29, 2021
The team at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy Remedy's RX in Kimberley can talk to you about the advantages of partnering with them in using the "spencer" automated and interactive pill dispensing machine. Photo by Nicole Koran
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Michelle Gray and Lei Lei Wu, pharmacists at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy. The store is being renovated this summer, to enhance their in-depth clinical care model.

Arm yourself for flu season with a shot in the arm!

Flu shots and Rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests now available at Kimberley pharmacy

  • Oct 25, 2021
Michelle Gray and Lei Lei Wu, pharmacists at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy. The store is being renovated this summer, to enhance their in-depth clinical care model.
This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin)

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Daily low-dose aspirin advice for many who already have had a heart attack or stroke has not changed

This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin)