St. Paul’s Hospital

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

B.C. Interior hospitals hire new security officers for emergency departments (Mentions St. Paul's Hospital)

B.C.'s Interior Health Authority has hired 'client service ambassadors' in attempt, officials say, to make the emergency departments in three busy hospitals safer.

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