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Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients

For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. Now, a new UBC analysis shows that these medicated devices may also reduce patients’ risk of lung cancer by as much as 30 per cent.

Nordic walking benefits kidney patients at St. Paul's, study finds

A team funded in the PHC Practice-based Research Challenge recently investigated the effects of a Nordic walking program on renal outpatients. They found that walking with specially designed poles improved the fitness and quality of life of people with kidney disease.

PHCRI Research Day 2019

 

The 15th annual Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) Research Day event celebrates our research community’s many accomplishments over the past year. Network with your colleagues, browse exhibits from our research groups, and listen to inspiring speakers.