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Nominate an outstanding cancer caregiver from VCH

Nominate someone you know at VCH, for a BC Cancer, Community Cancer Award. Nominees come from all walks of life and have included nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, physicians, counselors, educators and volunteers.

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Indigenizing Mental Health Care events canceled due to illness

Due to unexpected illness, our featured speaker is not able to travel to Vancouver for September 27th’s scheduled webcasted workshop entitled Indigenizing Mental Health Care.

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What would you do during an earthquake?

Federal, provincial, local and health sector emergency management experts all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

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Could you live for a week on $26 worth of food?

Ever wonder what its like to eat on a welfare budget? VCH’s Executive Director of Population, Ted Bruce, is trying to get a small glimpse of what it’s like by accepting a challenge to live on a food budget of $26 for one week.

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Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill: October 18

On October 18, thousands of British Columbians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in BC history!

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View a little, give a lot: spread the word about HIV

For each video view we receive at www.ItsDifferentNow.org between now and September 23rd 2012, $0.50 will be donated to the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Vancouver in support of Positive Living BC!

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Free webcast: Indigenizing Mental Health Care – Sept 27 **Canceled**

A free professional development workshop for clinical and community health practitioners. Log online to hear dr. Suzanne stewart speak live – all are welcome to listen!

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Webinar: End-of-life Communication Barriers in Patients with Heart Failure

Presented by Ella Garland September 25, 2012 2:00-3:00pm To join this webinar, use this link: http://bit.ly/PpTUSi If you are connecting by phone only, call-in toll number: 1-408-600-3600 Access code: 805 178 691 Password: Network10 Submitted by Aggie Black – Nursing Research Facilitator, VCH and PHC

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Broken hearts – VCH Research aims to reduce heart damage from cancer treatment

For many breast cancer patients, chemotherapy drugs can literally be lifesaving, but they are also known to cause heart muscle damage in up to 60 per cent of patients. Known as cardiotoxicity, side effects includes scarring, abnormal contraction and relaxation, and even heart failure.

Protecting the heart in patients undergoing chemotherapy is critical…

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What do mangoes and oysters have in common?

No, it’s not a new fusion food. Mangoes and raw oyster are both topics in the September issue of VCH Health Watch Report. Find out about the recall of mangoes contaminated with Salmonella and why eating raw oysters is not recommended.

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