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Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use.

BMO donates $2 million to St. Paul's Foundation for Indigenous health and wellness

The gift will advance the work of the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital. 

A cholesterol condition that's common yet poorly diagnosed

Physician researcher Dr. Liam Brunham and members of St. Paul’s Healthy Heart Clinic are organizing a public awareness-raising event for patients and family members with Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

Drumming circles play unique role in Indigenous women's heart health

Drs. Annalijn Conklin and Karin Humphries recently partnered with local urban Elders to listen to their experiences and discuss novel arts-based approaches to promote heart health among Indigenous women.

Helping youth with mental-health issues get the right services after an ED visit

 A new research project aims to improve the way youth in the emergency department are referred to community health services and to promote integration between these parts of the health system.

Providence respirologists urge more vaping regulations as lung related illnesses mount

 Centre for Heart Lung Innovation researchers theorize on why vaping has been connected to serious and fatal respiratory illnesses.

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.

Polypill a powerful contender in the prevention of heart attacks

Researchers at St. Paul’s are involved in an international study to determine whether the Polycap (a single pill containing multiple medications) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in arthritis patients

People living with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. the reason is not known but some preliminary research suggests that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) could play a role.