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Blue Monday Got You Down? Ideas for Staying Healthy and Happy

St. Paul's Hospital dietitian Lindsay Jang provides you some tips for a healthy 2013. This year will be the healthiest year yet! New workout gear? Check! Fridge stocked with leafy greens? Check! Wine bottle sealed tight? Check! Does this sound like a distant memory now that January is nearing an end and reality is setting in? It doesn’t have to be. Despite all of the good intentions, if you’re struggling to stay on track with those New Year’s resolutions right around now, you’re not alone.

Knowledge translation efforts in stroke care, management and education are saving lives

Improving outcomes for stroke patients is a priority for Devin Harris, a member of the Brain Research Centre and an emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital. It’s one of the reasons he’s returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Already turning emergency room management of stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) on its head around the province, he’s now poised to do the same for medical education across Canada.

St. Paul’s Hospital pioneers cutting number of routine chest X-rays

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital have changed the x-ray policy, saving $40,000 annually and sparing patients from X-ray radiation and freeing up staff time and other resources for more-proven interventions. 

VPD honours citizens and officers who stood up to mob on night of Stanley Cup riot

Brynn Grierson, a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, didn’t hesitate riot night when she offered her help to a police officer who was tending to a young woman who had suffered a “significant” head injury after being struck with a metal barricade.

Lights of Hope give student skills, experience in trades

Every year the Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital give Vancouverites a spectacular and brilliant display of holiday spirit. For the past 12 years, BCIT trades students have been part of the effort behind the hospital’s successful fundraiser.

Vancouver can CHANGE HIVSTORY:The beginning of the end of HIV

Vancouver has reached a tipping point in the battle against HIV.  It has the treatments, the expertise and the testing available to spur “the beginning of the end of HIV,” according to a new campaign launched this summer.

Results of aggressive 'seek and treat' program earn funding

An AIDS-free generation is “now in our sights,” BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Friday, as she announced a $19.9-million expansion of the province’s landmark “seek and treat” pilot project to combat spread of the once-deadly disease.

Abandonment issue: Unique Angel’s Cradle hospital’s way to save unwanted newborns

Angel’s Cradle at St. Paul’s offers desperate mothers a safe place to act on the heart-wrenching decision to give up their babies.

'My son needs me': Kidney donor desperately sought for single mom (Dr. David Landsberg)

A single mother is hopeful that she'll find a living donor to buy her more time with her young son.

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