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Reduce your chances of getting flu

With the annual flu season underway, the annual influenza-related controversies are also making the rounds. They started last summer, with problems at Canada’s main flu-vaccine production facility in Quebec. A shortfall of vaccine doses resulted, forcing the Canada’s Public Health Agency to place orders with other suppliers. By the start Read more →

Healthy employees and healthy organizations

When B.C. Ferries’ announced its employee health and fitness incentive last month, consumer organizations quickly condemned the initiative. B.C. Ferries is offering each of its 3,000 unionized employees $300 to help pay for gym memberships or fitness equipment. The benefit, officials say, is part of an injury-reduction and employee-wellness program Read more →

Walking away from Alzheimer’s disease

Thousands of British Columbians will wake up tomorrow, put on their shoes, and walk. They’re raising money through the Alzheimer’s Society of BC’s Walk for Memories. Funds raised support the society’s community programs. The event’s signature activity and timing create an intriguing, synergistic combination. Scheduled for the last Sunday in Read more →