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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.
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.
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.
BC Cancer
August 21, 2012
A BC research team has identified a set of molecular markers that can better determine whether individuals with oral pre-cancerous lesions are at high risk of having those lesions progress to oral cancer.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
August 15, 2012
With reports of toddlers falling out of windows during the past few weeks, BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Ambulance Service strongly urge parents and caregivers to install proper safety latches on windows.
August 1, 2012
Higher temperatures mean more mosquitoes, and the BC Centre for Disease Control is warning that some of them may carry West Nile Virus.
BC Cancer
July 30, 2012
People in Surrey and surrounding communities looking for information about cancer now have a new resource to answer their questions.
July 27, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control is encouraging people to get tested for hepatitis as part of an awareness campaign for World Hepatitis Day on July 28. The focus of this year’s international campaign is on hepatitis A, B and E. In British Columbia, an estimated 60,000 people are infected with hepatitis B and are at risk for developing liver disease, liver failure or liver cancer.

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