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October 27, 2014 (St. Paul's Hospital)

Jian Gomeshi controversy, fast food tax, Vancouver co-housing, response to environmental disasters, new heart surgery procedure, Ebola and Wikipedia, spooky dishes and drinks

Sister Theresa Stickley awake during her livestreamed heart surgery (St. Paul's Hospital)

Less than an hour after having heart surgery on Monday, Sister Theresa Stickley was alert and in high spirits, and was looking forward to going home the next day.

Vancouver heart procedure set for international trial (St. Paul's Hospital)

A heart procedure pioneered at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital could allow people to avoid open-heart surgery and massively cut down on recovery times.

Professional Help: Emergency room response critical for addicts

Last week I spoke at a conference on how to reduce hospital visits and re-admissions.

To hammer home the point we’d save millions of taxpayer’s dollars if we treated addiction like the serious illness it is, I calculated the cost of the most severe part of my addiction, from 2005 to 2009.

Exercise can help patients recovering from heart failure (Mary Mackenzie)

You would think that recovering from a heart transplant would involve plenty of rest, but researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital are finding the opposite is true.

Transplants not a reason to avoid exercise (video) (Mary Mackenzie)

In a study about patients who are recovering from heart failure, you’d think rest is important. But health experts at St. Paul’s Hospital are finding the opposite is true.

B.C. doctors to lower post-surgery infection deaths (Dr. John Boyd, St. Paul's Hospital)

Every year, five million people in Canada will die from infections that take place when patients undergo surgery.

Aspirin approved as emergency treatment for heart attacks (Dr. Dan Kalla, St. Paul's Hospital)

Doctors have known for more than a decade that chewing an aspirin during a heart attack can dramatically lower the risk of death.

B.C. researchers discover gene signature that predicts sepsis (St. Paul's Hospital)

Researchers at the University of B.C. have discovered a gene signature linked to sepsis that could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop the potentially life-threatening syndrome.

Vancouver start-up's wearable particle monitor aims to save lives

Vancouver startup Nanozen is a creating real-time, wearable particle sensor for use in mines, mills and other industrial locations where dust and other particles can lead to dangerous explosions and debilitating respiratory diseases.

Nanozen founder Winnie Chu was working as a professor in environmental health at the University of B.C., teaching students about environmental monitoring, when she realized particle monitoring methods were falling far short of the need.

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