Providence In the News

St. Paul's Hospital Clinic Helps HIV/AIDS Patients Live Well and Long

Thanks to the miracle workers at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), the treatment and care for HIV/AIDS is now about living, not dying.

B.C. Welcomes U.S. Commitment to Treatment as Prevention

B.C. Premier Christy Clark lauded Hillary Rodham Clinton’s call today for an AIDS-free generation and scaling up a Treatment as Prevention strategy as part of a comprehensive proposal to fight HIV and AIDS

HIV Awareness Boosted by "Different" Social Marketing Campaign

Every adult who has not had an HIV test in the past year should have one the next time they have a blood test for any reason.

Vancouver Midwives to Deliver Free Workshops and Lectures During Midwifery Awareness Month

Vancouver midwives and midwifery clinics will be hosting free workshops and lectures throughout November to increase awareness and education on maternal and newborn care for women and parents-to-be during Midwifery Awareness Month

Fundraising for Urgently Needed Digital Mammography Focus of Tapestry Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Efforts

The Tapestry Foundation for Health Care is seeking public support in its urgent need to raise $650,000 for a new digital mammography machine for breast cancer screening at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ)

Research looks at new treatments for heroin addiction

 A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction began in Vancouver in early 2012. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.

Innovative Surgical Procedure Pioneered at St. Paul’s Hospital Saves Lives of Cardiac Patients Unable to Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. John Webb and his colleagues at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital are making open-heart surgery a thing of the past, saving the lives of patients not viable for conventional heart surgery.

Tapestry Foundation CEO Impassioned by Personal Experience to Improve Quality of Life for Dementia Patients and Families

Imagine living in a world where your loved ones and friends are oftentimes alien to you, where you shift between planes of past memory and present reality, and find yourself trying to run away from the place you call home.

Researchers Map Pathway of Infection for a Common, Potentially Life-threatening Respiratory Virus

Researchers have identified a new treatment target for a virus that causes severe lung infections and an estimated 10% of common colds

Patients Benefit as Access to Cardiac Rehab Expands

Vancouver, August 9, 2011 — More patients and families have access to specialized heart care, closer to their homes, thanks to an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program that has officially opened in three Vancouver community centres.

HIV Therapies Provide Near Normal Lifespan in Africa

Vancouver, July 18, 2011 — A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan.

Roll Out Treatment as Prevention Now to Stop HIV and AIDS

The Lancet, a leading global medical journal, published an editorial comment today that emphasizes the critical role of expanding access to HIV treatment under a “Treatment as Prevention” strategy to stop the HIV pandemic

Roll Out Treatment as Prevention Now to Stop HIV and AIDS

Vancouver, July 15, 2011 — The Lancet, a leading global medical journal, published an editorial comment today that emphasizes the critical role of expanding access to HIV treatment under a “Treatment as Prevention” strategy to stop the HIV pandemic.
The publication of the editorial comment coincides with the opening of the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) taking place in Rome, Italy from June 17-20. The conference, the biggest open scientific AIDS conference in the world, will feature numerous presentations on Treatment as Prevention.

Providence Health Care Research Institute Board of Trustees Appoints Ms. Karimah Es Sabar as New Chair

Vancouver, June 27, 2011 — Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI), home to several world-renowned research groups, has named Ms. Karimah Es Sabar as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In affiliation with the University of British Columbia, the Research Institute’s main objective is to improve the health and treatment of patients and residents of Providence Health Care (PHC) through relevant, ethical and inspired health research.

Providence Health Care Research Institute Board of Trustees Appoints Ms. Karimah Es Sabar as New Chair

Vancouver, BC — Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI), home to several world-renowned research groups, has named Ms. Karimah Es Sabar as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In affiliation with the University of British Columbia, the Research Institute’s main objective is to improve the health and treatment of patients and residents of Providence Health Care (PHC) through relevant, ethical and inspired health research.

Clothing, Healthy Lunches and Care Kits for Downtown Eastside Residents

Vancouver, April 15, 2011 — On Saturday, April 16, Providence Health Care (PHC) will be providing healthy lunches and spring clothing to hundreds of residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Staff, physicians and volunteers from across PHC will gather at Oppenheimer Park, on the corner of Cordova Street and Dunlevy Avenue, to distribute the provisions.
In addition to lunches and clothing, those in need will have the opportunity to receive a personal care kit that will include items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, sun screen and shaving razors.

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