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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.
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.
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.
Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada
The 15th annual Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) Research Day event celebrates our research community’s many accomplishments over the past year. Network with your colleagues, browse exhibits from our research groups, and listen to inspiring speakers.
Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust, according to new research.
A new study, IMPACT-AD, is investigating how biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease impacts patients and the health care system.
Dr. Humphries was recognized for her outstanding clinical research to improve health outcomes of populations.
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital is optimistic about the encouraging announcement that a second person has been cleared of HIV.
Scientists have discovered a new way to identify people at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Almost half of interdisciplinary care staff at PHC’s five long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout, according to an article published this week.
Sarah Munro, PhD presents: Patient-centred knowledge translation – What it means and how we get there
Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville, Principal Investigators at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, are among the study’s co-authors.
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released a report that recommends the controlled regulation of heroin sales in BC.
Improved access to life-saving health care is on the way to downtown Vancouver with the approval of the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital.
First in Canada pilot project at St. Paul's Hospital ED to provide take-away treatment to opioid overdose patients
A leading-edge pilot project in the St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department, in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, will provide opioid overdose patients with take-away doses of treatment upon discharge.
Join us for an informative evening talk to learn about cutting-edge research on prostate, colorectal and childhood cancers.
Attend an informational event where cardiovascular experts and patients will share their knowledge and experiences.
The Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS received the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal.