Providence In the News

BC doctor revolutionizes heart valve replacement (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist is unveiling a revolutionary heart valve surgery. It reduces recovery time from months to a just a few hours. And Dr. David Wood says not only does his technique spare patients a massive operation, it saves the health care system money. Robin Gill has more on the remarkable new procedure.

B.C. doctor says Canadian-led heart valve surgery will ‘blow people’s minds’ (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist has presented details of a revolutionary heart valve surgery to thousands of doctors from around the world and says the minimally invasive procedure will “blow people's minds.”

Nursing specialists advance heart disease research and care

Canada’s largest congregation of cardiovascular and allied health professionals have convened in Vancouver to network, collaborate and to learn from the best in the field. Providence Health Care’s St. Paul’s Hospital is pleased to be at the heart of this excitement, and wishes to recognize two outstanding cardiac nursing researchers who have made a profound difference on the care and recovery of heart disease patients in Vancouver.

Opinion: St. Paul’s heart and lung research centre has come a long way in 40 years (Dr. James Hogg)

In the early 1970s, when I was a pathology professor at McGill University — home to one of North America’s most prestigious lung-research centres — I paid St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver a visit. I was impressed by its clinical and teaching programs that underpinned the hospital’s pulmonary care.

If you have a nut allergy like Caleb does, the secret may be in your genes (Dr. Denise Daley)

At just one and a half years old, Caleb was taken to the hospital with welts up and down his body.

Help needed for mothers who want to abandon their newborns, say advocates

It's a sad fact that every year in Canada, mothers who can't care for their newborn infants abandon them in places where they are left to die.

Research out of St. Paul’s finds any physical activity, including housecleaning, saves lives

Being active saves lives, whether a gym workout, walking to work or even housecleaning

St. Paul's Hospital study says exercise in everyday life is as healthy as going to the gym

Most of us know all about the benefits of hitting the gym or going for a run, but St. Paul’s Hospital researcher Dr. Scott Lear has found that any type of physical activity can prevent death and heart disease. This includes walking or cycling to work, cleaning the house, and having an active job. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international study involving more than 130,000 from 17 different countries, was published in the prestigious The Lancet journal this week.

'I'm grateful for this': Providence Health Care provides clothes, haircuts in Downtown Eastside

On a sunny Saturday in September, Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park brimmed with activity. 

Opening a supervised injection site 'not a simple process': new guidelines aim to help (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

With more supervised injections sites opening in B.C. and applications moving through the Health Canada approval process, the B.C. Centre for Substance Use has published a new set of guidelines for running these facilities.

Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital research team makes medical breakthrough

A team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has discovered a new test to diagnose a rare disease, known only as IGG-4RD.

B.C. wildfires: Do masks protect you from the smoke? (Dr. Don Sin)

With much of the province experiencing smoky skies, some feel the need to wear a medical mask or other barrier to prevent breathing in toxins from the smoke.

The Canadian city where addicts are allowed to inject (Crosstown Clinic)

As the opioid crisis spreads across North America, the Canadian city of Vancouver is pioneering a radical approach to drug treatment - let addicts use.

Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

Metro Vancouver air quality worse than Beijing: St. Paul’s respirologist (Dr. Don Sin)

The head of respiratory medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital is raising red flags about the air quality in some parts of Metro Vancouver being worse than Beijing.

To win the fight against AIDS, we must end the war on drugs (Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Kora DeBeck)

There is much to celebrate: the end of AIDS may be in sight.

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