Healthcare and Medicine

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 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

 

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

 

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)
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Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night blister packs recalled due to labelling error

Nighttime caplets could result in serious health consequences for those who need to remain alert

(Health Canada)
Michelle Gray

New record-keeping program enables Kimberley pharmacy to connect across the system

With all your records in one place, Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy can offer more informed advice

  • Oct 4, 2021
Michelle Gray
A woman gets her COVID-19 shot. Five more drop-in sites will be open this week in the Fernie area, should you need your first or second shot. (File photo)

Interior Health hosts 4 pop-up vaccination clinics in Eastern Kootenays

5 pop-up Covid vaccination shops set for Fernie, Creston and Cranbrook

A woman gets her COVID-19 shot. Five more drop-in sites will be open this week in the Fernie area, should you need your first or second shot. (File photo)
Michelle Gray and Lei Lei Wu, pharmacists at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.

7 Strategies to boost mental wellness in these challenging times

From walks in the woods to social connection, local pharmacist’s tips go beyond medication

  • Aug 23, 2021
Michelle Gray and Lei Lei Wu, pharmacists at Gray’s Compounding Pharmacy in Kimberley.
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.

4 exciting updates on Kimberley pharmacy’s summer transformation

New services and plenty of exclusive sales, with the same great staff ready to serve you!

  • Jul 26, 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.
Michelle

Familiar pharmacy’s facelift will bring even better services

Same name, new brand partner. More time and space for in-depth clinical care!

  • Jun 28, 2021
Michelle
Individuals who took Alesse birth control pills between Jan. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2019, could be eligible to take part in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. judge certifies class action against manufacturers of Alesse birth control pills

Two plaintiffs came before the court after becoming pregnant despite taking their Alesse birth control pills

Individuals who took Alesse birth control pills between Jan. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2019, could be eligible to take part in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers. (Black Press Media files)
Heather

Outside-the-box solutions that are easier to swallow!

Meet the compounding pharmacy technician creating custom medications for people in the Kootenays

  • May 24, 2021
Heather
Pharmacist Peter Wu

Your questions asked and answered, from A to Z!

Kimberley pharmacy helps locals make informed decisions about vaccines

  • Apr 26, 2021
Pharmacist Peter Wu
Paramedic Matthew Schlatter of Victoria is living a fuller life today due to the double lung transplant he received in 2019. He encourages B.C. residents to register as an organ donor and let their families know their wishes. (Instagram/Matthew Schlatter)

B.C. man living a full, active life after double-lung transplant

Matt Schlatter encourages people to register as an organ donor to help others live

Paramedic Matthew Schlatter of Victoria is living a fuller life today due to the double lung transplant he received in 2019. He encourages B.C. residents to register as an organ donor and let their families know their wishes. (Instagram/Matthew Schlatter)
The expert staff at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy.

Locally owned and operated pharmacy making a difference.

When everything’s handled locally, knowledge + care grow locally too

  • Mar 22, 2021
The expert staff at Gray's Compounding Pharmacy.
Average response times for critical “purple” and “red” calls were between nine and 10 minutes Feb. 19 in Metro Vancouver, with only less critical “yellow” calls receiving an average response time of 45 minutes. The longer than usual delay was due to a combination of factors, BC Emergency Health Services said. (APBC image)

After a night of one-hour waits for ambulances, union goes public with concerns

B.C. Ambulance Service says high-priority calls were still 10 minutes or less

Average response times for critical “purple” and “red” calls were between nine and 10 minutes Feb. 19 in Metro Vancouver, with only less critical “yellow” calls receiving an average response time of 45 minutes. The longer than usual delay was due to a combination of factors, BC Emergency Health Services said. (APBC image)
Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography

Breastfeeding during the pandemic: what we know and don’t know

There’s still little research to show if breastmilk transmits COVID-19

Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography
Aryan Singh Deol with his father Gaganpreet Singh Deol and mother Harpreet Kaur Deol outside the family’s home in Surrey on Monday (Aug. 10). (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Oh baby, what a birthday gift: $2.8M raised to help B.C. boy with rare disease

‘We are very thankful to everybody,’ Aryan Deol’s father says

Aryan Singh Deol with his father Gaganpreet Singh Deol and mother Harpreet Kaur Deol outside the family’s home in Surrey on Monday (Aug. 10). (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The provincial seniors advocate says long-term care homes like Mountain Lake Seniors Community seen here in Nelson are already prepared to handle any possible outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper

B.C. care homes well equipped to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: seniors advocate

Isobel Mackenzie downplays concerns seniors are at risk

The provincial seniors advocate says long-term care homes like Mountain Lake Seniors Community seen here in Nelson are already prepared to handle any possible outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper