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St. Paul’s heart-rhythm disorders specialist named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Dr. Zachary Laksman, a specialist in heart-rhythm disorders at Providence Health Care and Principal Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2019.

Providence Health research group receives federal funds to support survivors of gender-based violence

The federal government is providing $1 million to the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity for a project to to support survivors of gender-based violence in Vancouver.

Wildfire season is here: how to protect your health

Dr. Don Sin, staff respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Head of Respiratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, discusses the effects of smoke on our health.

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.

On Father’s Day, father/son researchers reflect on their parallel lives at Providence

Dr. James and Robert Hogg both have deep connections to Providence Health Care, are both renowned researchers in their respective fields and are both recipients of the Order of Canada.

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.

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