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Researchers study the care experience of patients receiving opioid treatment at Crosstown Clinic
Kirsten Marchand, a trainee at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), explored the experiences of patients who receive injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) for opioid use disorder at Crosstown Clinic.
Would you recognize a life-threatening medical emergency right in front of you?
New research from St. Paul's Hospital shows most people are not able to recognize a life-threatening medical emergency.
25 is the new 40?: Research shows benefits of earlier cholesterol screening
A recent study in The Lancet provides important new information about detecting high cholesterol in younger people, and could even change the thinking about the age at which a person’s cholesterol levels should first be measured, says a St. Paul's researcher.
Guideline supports people living with alcohol addiction
A new guideline aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and will be used by clinicians to manage and treat high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorder.
New research report calls for full decriminalization of sex work
A new report published by the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity recommends the full decriminalization of sex work, among other policy changes.
A calming space: How sensory modulation rooms can help soothe in times of stress
New research based at St. Paul's Hospital explores how select groups of people perceive the use of SMRs in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting.
Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer's
A St. Paul's Hospital-based study is setting the stage for the arrival of new therapeutics by providing the critical testing to help identify who may benefit from such new therapies.
Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit opioids among people who have chronic pain
For those using illicit opioids to manage their chronic pain, cannabis may be a beneficial – and a less dangerous – alternative, according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use.
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.
Meet the PHC Research Institute
Researchers and research staff from across the organization are invited to a meet-and-greet event with the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI). Our new President Dr. Darryl Knight will introduce himself and his vision for the future. Following his presentation, enjoy some refreshments while you mix and mingle. Dr. Knight and our PHCRI Department Managers will be available to answer your questions.
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.
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.