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VCH Tobacco Reduction Team invites you to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

On Saturday September 15th, members of the VCH Tobacco Reduction team would like to invite you to join them in getting wet and dirty during the 18th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – a national direct action conservation effort to remove shoreline litter and help create healthy waters for everyone. Every year cigarette related litter […]

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Virginia Jorgensen shares her experience working as a health officer at the 2012 Games

I joined a volunteer workforce of over 120 Environmental Health professionals from England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. We completed over 800 visits during the Olympic Games across over 20 venues.

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Event and Demo: Robotic exoskeleton

Can robotic exoskeletons restore walking potential for spinal cord injury and mobility impairments? VCH health care providers and researchers are invited to a demonstration of the device by the manufacturers next Thursday, September 6th.

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Overdose Awareness Day: Tips to save a life

Friday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. This is a day to remember the 290 people who died from overdoses from illegal drugs in BC in 2011. It is also a day to learn about how to prevent, or help during, an overdose.  To keep your clients, your family, and yourself safer, you should […]

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New grad workshop series

Submitted by Donna Kuipers, RN, Regional Clinical Educator Join Clinical Education in congratulating our first group of participants to complete the New Grad Program Workshop Series! These New Grads have just completed the program; Stephanie Busayong, Hoika Chan, Chantelle Chandra, Vivian Chui, Linda Dao, Rachelle Rosa, Joanne Fung, Megan Griffiths, Angel Huang, Ka Wai Leung, Tina […]

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Progesterone shown to be effective for severe hot flushes

Researchers with the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) at VCH Research Institute and UBC have been studying the use of progesterone therapy, compared to estrogen therapy, for hot flushes and night sweats. In a paper published this past spring in the journal Menopause, they demonstrated that progesterone to be effective as a treatment for hot flushes, thereby providing an alternative to estrogen therapy.

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MIDAS supports youth recovery car wash fundraiser

VCH’s long-term residential treatment program for youth held a car wash on July 21st, to raise funds for a trip to Playland.

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August VCH Health Watch Report: Pertussis, breastfeeding and the Summer Olympics

Want to know more about the ongoing pertussis outbreak? What’s the big deal about breastfeeding? Who really won the Summer Olympics? Find out in the August VCH Health Watch Report.

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LifeHub can help you help yourself

Jane loved her job but over the last few months, she was finding that she lacked the same amount of energy she used to have in her day-to-day life. Things had gotten quite busy at work and she felt that her health was suffering.

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Why is recycling different in healthcare?

In healthcare we are not dealing with yogurt containers for recycling, but instead, those items that could have come into contact with germs, blood or medication.

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