Heart Health

Castlegar’s Rob Nutter is a new man after heart and kidney transplant at St. Paul's Hospital

Rob Nutter was hot and sweaty, but he felt fantastic.

It was shortly before noon on Saturday and the 56-year-old had just spent more than two-and-a-half hours hiking up the gruelling Grouse Grind. As he stood with his family at the top of Grouse Mountain under a light drizzle, he reflected on what he had accomplished.

“It’s just pretty rewarding, I’m pretty happy,” Nutter said. “It’s bringing closure to my whole ordeal.”

BC Informed Dining adds nutritional value to menus

Starbucks, McDonald's and Tim Hortons are joining restaurant chains in providing nutritional information on their menu items. 

The province announced Wednesday it is expanding its 'Informed Dining' program to 19 national restaurant chains. The program provides sodium content and caloric data on menu choices and will now be featured in 2,000 restaurant outlets in B.C.

When the program first launched in 2012, it was only adopted by 300 outlets. 

CBC News Reports

Informed Dining program continues to expand in BC

St. Paul’s Hospital dietitian, Tanya Leung, was interviewed about the Informed Dining program as part of a segment on BC1’s Unfiltered. This video is not yet available online but will be posted when it is available.

The “Informed Dining” program developed here in B.C. continues to expand across Canada, with almost 2,000 restaurants now signed on to the program.

Restaurants who are part of the program provide full nutritional information, focusing on calories and sodium.

Male heart attack patients receive faster care than women: study

If you’re rushed to hospital with a heart attack, your odds of getting treated quickly may depend on your sex: a new Canadian study suggests that men receive faster care than women when it comes to heart attacks.

Men seem to get access to procedures like receiving an electrocardiogram or getting medicine to unblock clogged arteries within the recommended time frame after arriving at the emergency room while women wait longer, a Quebec study warns. Women were also less likely to receive these invasive treatments overall.

Carmen Chai from Global BC reports

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