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Why Canadian doctors are prescribing National Parks passes and time in nature

The Yoho River flows through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. (Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)
The Yoho River flows through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. (Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)

Nothing’s better than the doctor saying you’re fully healthy. But a close second is them prescribing time in nature — including a free National Parks Pass.

In Canada, that dream is a reality. Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Dr. Melissa Lem, a Vancouver-based family physician and director of the Park Prescriptions Program.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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