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Nominate your Nursing Hero by June 12th!

Nurses have been at the front-line helping Canadians get through this pandemic and difficult time.  Due to COVID-19, we postponed the Nursing Hero Awards...

A seamless journey for cardiac surgery

Returning home after cardiac surgery can be daunting for patients and families, who often have questions once they leave the hospital. They wonder whether...

Helping COPD patients breathe easier

The Sumac Creek Health Centre will soon roll out a half-day health promotion program to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to breathe...

Preventing another stroke with outpatient cardiac monitoring

A stroke can be devastating for patients and their families. Seeking immediate treatment as soon as you recognize the symptoms of a stroke can...

World’s first ultra-high frequency ultrasound

Staff in today’s hospitals are fortunate to have a wide range of medical imaging platforms available to them. Of these, #ultrasound is the most...

Mobile-friendly guide to emergency contraception options

  By Magdalena Stec #Emergency contraception, also known as EC, is a woman’s last opportunity to prevent a pregnancy after unprotected sex or a problem with...

Using MRIs to predict kidney failure

One in every two patients diagnosed with #kidney failure will not be alive in three years. “The major reason that kidneys fail is scarring,” says...

Meet Nursing Hero Mo Gaffney

I would like to nominate RN Mo Gaffney for the Nursing Hero Award. At the Downtown Community Health Centre at 569 Powell Street in Vancouver,...

Troponin testing for chest pain: Central lab or point of care?

If the person sitting beside you suddenly developed #chest pain, how would you know if they were having a #heart attack? What if it...

Managing chronic pain before during and after surgery leads to better...

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her teens, Judy McGrath was desperate for relief from the pain and stiffness of her deteriorating joints by the...

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