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Access issues with VCH News

Last Thursday afternoon some of you may have experienced error messages when clicking on the VCH News story links. Thanks to those of you who reported the problem! On investigation we found that a very high volume of traffic to the server where the VCH news articles are hosted, caused the problem. It was fixed […]

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Calling all graphic design students: Contest deadline coming up

The deadline is coming up for the design contest for our My Health My Community project. The future website for the VCH public engagement project is currently blank – waiting for a digital Degas or pixilated Picasso to make it come to life. We’re looking for graphic design students, to design a logo and/or brand, a look […]

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September NEARR Webinar – “Nursing Student Placements: A Health Authority Perspective on Barriers and Facilitators”

Join us on September 27, 2012 from 2:00-3:00 PM for the Nursing Education and Research Rounds webinar on “Nursing Student Placements: A Health Authority Perspective on Barriers and Facilitators”. This webinar will be presented by Angela Wolff (Director, Clinical Education, Professional Practice and Integration, FHA & Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC School of Nursing). See the […]

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VCH Telehealth improves service support to increase user numbers

Changes are afoot in the way Telehealth is providing service to VCH users. Technical service improvements launched this summer will better the experience for patients and physicians, with the goal of increasing overall usage of the system throughout the health authority. Telehealth uses secure, video-conferencing to link patients and health professionals for appointments without the […]

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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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