St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver doctors develop genetic test for inherited high cholesterol (Dr. Liam Brunham)

Rowena Dagley was 36 when doctors told her she had been having minor heart attacks for the past four months because her arteries were 95 per cent blocked

Genes play role in peanut allergies, study suggests (Dr. Denise Daley)

New research is providing more evidence that genetics play a role in the development of peanut and other food allergies.

Opinion: Coping with change: Managing the stress of starting university (Dr. Katherine Fleming)

Transitions can be tough at all life stages. And many young people across Canada are in the process of a major one: starting university or a post-secondary education for the first time. Many are going away from home, often far away, and leaving friends, family and familiarity behind as they embark on their post-secondary adventures.

Young Osoyoos woman using Miss Canada Petite pageant to represent those with rare diseases (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Chelsea Cameron-Horner competes in the Miss Canada Petite pageant this week in Toronto, she’ll be representing Osoyoos and doing something memorable for Canada 150.

Smoky summer skies a new reality for B.C. (Dr. Don Sin)

The nearly two-week stretch of poor air quality that has socked Metro Vancouver in a hazy fog is a palpable reminder that climate change will directly affect human health, says a UBC professor who studies the link between the warming climate and respiratory disease.

Better medical education: One solution to the opioid crisis

We are in the middle of an overdose crisis in Canada and around the world. Opioid overdose is a complex problem, but opioid addiction can be managed with effective interventions. Nonetheless, many evidence-based interventions are underused, and inadequate medical education is contributing to the problem.

3 out-of-the-box ideas for a B.C. Liberal comeback

No doubt, former premier Christy Clark is working the backrooms of the B.C. Liberal party plotting to remain leader into the next election.

A New Generation Embraces Its Chinatown Roots (St. Paul's Hospital)

One evening in March 2015, 500 immigrants and their families gathered in the largest Chinese restaurant in Canada to remember their ancestral home. That meant a lot of Cantonese-style steamed fish and braised duck, martial arts demonstrations, and the annual performances of Cliff Richard songs by a man in a pearl suit.

Patients benefit from a smiling face (St. Paul's Hospital)

When you’re a patient about to undergo heart surgery, a smiling face can help make the difference between despair and hope. Alexandra Kalewska is one of those smiling faces.

The impact of pop culture depictions of eating disorders (Dr. Julia Raudzus)

As Netflix prepares to premiere a new movie focusing on anorexia, Dr. Julia Raudzus of the Provincial Eating Disorder Program at St. Paul’s Hospital explains how visual depictions of eating disorder in pop culture can be both harmful and helpful.

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