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Researchers Want to Know How Smoking Cannibis Impacts the Lungs

November is Lung Month, a time to reflect on the importance of lung health and learn about the struggles facing 1 in 5 Canadians who can’t breathe with ease.

Bringing health innovation to life at Providence

Providence's medical staff, staff and researchers have an impressive track record of making innovative contributions to medical and compassionate care here and across the world.

Meet Annalijn Conklin, the Black Belt Scientist

With several science degrees, including two Master’s and a PhD, plus a robust health research career under their belt, you would never know Dr. Annalijn Conklin’s belt is actually a black one

BC-CfE researchers examine a novel antiviral compound discovery

Dr. Peter Cheung, a staff scientist in the BC-CfE laboratory, recently published a paper as a co-first author on the topic of a novel antiviral compound discovery.

Meet & Greet: Dr. Gurprit Randhawa

Meet Dr. Gurprit Randhawa, Project Coordinator for Knowledge Mobilization Training at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital.

St. Paul's Hospital Renal Expert Says Pig-Kidney Transplant Could One Day Address Organ Shortage

The historic transplant of a pig kidney to a human is a “milestone” event that could one day address the shortage of donor organs, says Dr. John Gill, a research scientist and physician with St. Paul’s Hospital’s Division of Nephrology and professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Welcome to the Future: Robots in Long-term Care

The name Helen didn’t really work. Neither did other typical names, such as David or Susan. But Giggles just seemed the perfect fit to Jim Mann. He is a patient partner — diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s 15 years ago — and study co-lead for a new project looking at how robots can be used to reduce social isolation in long-term care (LTC).

Step Down: Why 10,000 Steps is No Longer the Magic Number

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Many of us are still working from home and eliminating commutes, which decreases our daily physical activity. Below are tips for incorporating more steps into your day, and find out the optimal number of steps/day you should be taking (spoiler: there is no magic number).

Health care transformation begins with great ideas!

Ideas: Forward is a place for all PHC staff, medical staff and researchers to go when they have a great idea, but aren't sure how to make it a reality.

Research Project Aims to Help Pets and their People Reduce Barriers to Health Care

“I was picked up by an ambulance, but I had my little dog, Lucky, with me,” says Faris. “I was living at a place with the cheapest rent possible and not great neighbours. I was scared for my own health and I was scared for Lucky. It was not a good situation.”