Your Health This Spring

As the season changes so may some of your health and safety concerns.

As winter turns into spring there will be more hours of daylight and warmer temperatures. Many of us will start to spend more time outdoors playing sports, hiking rugged trails, camping in the wilderness, working in the garden, or simply enjoying a walk around the block. Whether you are venturing out into the wilderness or staying close to home, it is important that you know how to take care of yourself and your family.

For information on how to stay safe and healthy this spring, click on the links below.

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First Aid

Accidents can happen any time. To learn about first aid in emergency situations as well as treatments you can do at home for minor injuries, see our First Aid Learning Centre.

Insect Bites and Stings

Spring is the start of insect season. Learn how to avoid getting bitten or stung, and what to do if you do get bitten or stung. For more information, click on the links below.

Physical Activity

After months of cold weather, many of us jump at the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the milder weather of spring. For ideas on how to get started and to make sure you and your family stay safe, click on the links below.

Plants and Wildlife

The more you know about your surroundings, the easier it is to stay safe. To learn about plants and wildlife that might be in your area, click on the links below.

Seasonal Allergies

Flowers are starting to bloom and plants are starting to grow again which means allergy season is here. To learn more about seasonal allergies, including triggers, symptoms, and home treatment, click on the links below.

Sun Safety

The days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger, which means there is a higher risk of getting a sunburn. To learn more, click on the links below.

Useful Websites

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. They provide provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation. For information from BCCDC about ticks and Lyme disease, click on the links below.

HealthyFamilies BC

HealthyFamilies BC helps British Columbians to better manage their own health and reduce chronic disease by focusing on 4 key areas: proper nutrition, healthy lifestyles, resources for parents, and fostering healthy communities. To learn more, click on the link below.

Physical Activity Line (PAL)

Call and speak to a qualified exercise professional. You’ll get free physical activity guidance suited to your needs and lifestyle. You’ll also find resources on physical activity and information for families and older adults. Click on the link below to learn more.

Last Reviewed: March 2016

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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