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May 3, 2017

Victoria pledges $90 million over three years for primary health-care teams

KAMLOOPS — Health Minister Terry Lake has committed another $90 million in the next three years to expand team-based primary health care throughout the province. The financial announcement was made as Lake attended the opening of a new primary-care and seniors health centre at Northills Centre on Kamloops’s North Shore. It’s the third team-based clinic to open in the city since February and will provide a range of supports for seniors, including a home health program that incorporates community nursing, community-allied health and a community bathing program, a lab collection centre and a primary-care clinic where nurse practitioners will care for patients ages 65 and older from the Kamloops primary-care wait list. In addition, the Interior Health Authority partnered with the Thompson Region Division of Family Practice to open a seniors health and wellness centre, where patients can be referred by their family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist. The team is […]
December 23, 2016

Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add poor psychological health to the list, a Cornell University researcher says. A sweeping new study, conducted by following participants over a 15-year period, is the first to show that childhood poverty can cause significant psychological damage in adulthood. Impoverished children in the study had more antisocial conduct such as aggression and bullying, and increased feeling of helplessness, than kids from middle-income backgrounds, the study said. Poor kids also have more chronic physiological stress and more deficits in short-term spatial memory. “What this means is, if you’re born poor, you’re on a trajectory to have more of these kinds of psychological problems,” said Gary Evans, the author of the study and professor of environmental and developmental psychology at Cornell. Why? In a word, stress. “With poverty, you’re […]

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