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PHSA
September 26, 2012
Cancer patients waiting to find out if they have inherited mutations in two major breast cancer genes will soon get their results much faster, thanks to new genomics-based screening technology in BC.
PHSA
September 25, 2012
Vancouver – The Provincial Health Services Authority has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top Employers for Young People.”
BCCDC
September 25, 2012
Necessary upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) building are expected to ensure disease-related agents are properly contained.
BC Cancer
September 25, 2012
Patients staying at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver centre will no longer have to be moved to a separate examination room when receiving general check-ups, thanks to a new bed-lighting system that will assist doctors in conducting examinations in-room.
Government/Ministry of Health
September 19, 2012
A $400,000 investment by the B.C. government is expected to greatly improve the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital.
BC Transplant
September 18, 2012
Facebook® has launched a new tool today that will help Canadians identify themselves as organ donors on their Facebook Timeline. Located under “Health & Wellness” in your Facebook Timeline’s “Life Event” tab, it allows people on Facebook to both post their organ donor status, and register to donate if they haven’t already.
BC Mental Health
August 31, 2012
These next few weeks can be some of the toughest for kids going back to school.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
August 30, 2012
With school about to start, parents are bracing for the battle over packed lunches. Parents want to provide food that’s healthy while kids often ask for processed or junk food.
PHSA
August 23, 2012
Health authorities in British Columbia are acting on the advice of Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, and implementing measures to better protect patients and seniors from being exposed to influenza.
BCCDC
August 23, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control supports the decision by health authorities to require health care workers who come into contact with patients to get the influenza vaccine or wear masks during the flu season as part of an expanded prevention program.

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