St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul's Hospital innovation: new genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation investigator Dr. Liam Brunham is doing genetic testing on patients with familial hypercholesterolemia. It's part of a study on the effectiveness of genetic testing to diagnose and treat FH.

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.

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside changing with development (new St. Paul's)

Fraser Stuart looks at a chic, new tattoo shop metres away from the heart of Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside and shakes his head.

Vancouver doctor unveils procedure that could revolutionize heart surgery (Dr. David Wood)

 A Vancouver doctor says open-heart surgery could be a thing of the past.

Daily Poll: Is it too early for Christmas decorations?

It’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Metro Vancouver.

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope

In what is an annual holiday tradition in downtown Vancouver, the front of St. Paul’s Hospital is illuminated for the Lights of Hope fundraiser.

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.

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.

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.

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