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Another year, another Research Day: 15th annual event celebrates our successes

The Providence Health Care research community converged on the Century Plaza Hotel June 7 for a morning of celebration, education and networking.

PHC researchers say study highlights need to address gender differences around cardiac arrests

A recent European study that concluded women have lower chances than men of surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is consistent with the work of two Providence Health Care researchers.

Global study links better education, wealth to improved heart health

Findings from a sweeping global study conducted by Dr. Scott Lear, among others, reveal a direct correlation between socioeconomic status and one’s susceptibility to heart attacks and strokes.

Dr. Jeannie Shoveller breaks ground as first woman chair of CIHR

Federal Health Minister Ginette Pettipas Taylor made the announcement as part of the international conference on gender equity, Women Deliver being held in Vancouver.

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.

KT Pathways: a free new tool for everyone wanting to close the gap between what we know and what we do

Providence Health Care is excited to announce the launch of KT Pathways, a free digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence.

Homelessness and boredom – the overlooked, understudied link

A pilot study published last month in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy examines how boredom arises from limited opportunities for homeless people to participate in meaningful activities.

Confronting opioid dependency through patient focused care

Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada

Filtered diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more than unfiltered

Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust, according to new research.

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