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View recent news stories and events relating to Research and the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

When septic shock strikes: a personal story

In 2017, Providence Health Care senior administrator Scott Harrison ended up in the hospital with septic shock. Read his personal story and learn what researchers at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation are doing to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and septic shock.

St. Paul's is home to the world's top expert in septic shock

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and Dr. Jim Russell, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, is being recognized as the world’s top expert in septic shock.

Welcome Dr. Darryl Knight

Dr. Knight is the new Vice-President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care, and President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

It’s ‘absolutely feasible’ to eliminate hepatitis C. Here’s how.

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital are monitoring and evaluating the hepatitis C epidemic in BC. Research scientist Dr. Kate Salters shares the basics on hep C and explains what’s being done to eliminate the disease. 

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.