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Measles information for British Columbians<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-832238248.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Measles information for British ColumbiansThere have been a number of confirmed cases of measles in British Columbia. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, as well as respiratory secretions.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/measles-information-for-british-columbians2019-02-15T08:00:00Z
February is Heart Month<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Heart%20Month.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />February is Heart MonthDid you know that cardiovascular disease – heart disease, blood vessel disease and stroke – is the number one cause of death for Canadians? What steps are you taking to keep your heart, brain and mind healthy?http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/heart-month-20192019-02-14T08:00:00Z
Burn Awareness Week helps prevent children from getting severe burns<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/tsbc_child_burn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Burn Awareness Week helps prevent children from getting severe burnsFebruary 3 to 9 is Burn Awareness Week across North America. It aims to teach kids how to be responsible for their personal safety and increases awareness of potentially harmful situations.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/burn-awareness-week-helps-prevent-children-from-getting-severe-burns2019-02-06T08:00:00Z
HEMBC's Jeanette Stewart wins PHSA+ Award<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Jeanette%20Stewart%20Julie%20Kaplan%20HEMBC.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />HEMBC's Jeanette Stewart wins PHSA+ Awardhttp://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/jeanette-stewart-leader-mentor-and-advocate2019-02-01T08:00:00Z
Office of Virtual Health, BC Women's Hospital and BC Cancer-Victoria win PHSA+ Award<img alt="Winners of the PHSA+ Award for providing virtual health services" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Virtual%20health%20PHSA%20awards%20winners%20article.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Office of Virtual Health, BC Women's Hospital and BC Cancer-Victoria win PHSA+ AwardThe Office of Virtual Health partnered on separate Virtual Health Visit projects that enabled patients to remain at home and use technology to connect with their providers. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/office-of-virtual-health-wins-phsa-plus-award2019-01-31T08:00:00Z
Looking forward and looking back: 2018 in review<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/2018-in-review-spotlight-banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Looking forward and looking back: 2018 in reviewhttp://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2018-in-review2019-01-10T08:00:00Z
A holiday safety wish list<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-617899760.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A holiday safety wish listhttp://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/holiday-safety-wish-list2018-12-21T08:00:00Z
Tip for safer winter driving on British Columbia roads: install winter tires<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/winter_tire_small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tip for safer winter driving on British Columbia roads: install winter tiresMotor vehicle collisions (excluding motorcycles and bicycles) are the second most common cause of admission to hospital for injury in British Columbia. One way of staying safer on B.C. roads in winter months is to install winter tires on your vehicle.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tip-for-safer-winter-driving-on-british-columbia-roads-install-winter-tires2018-12-20T08:00:00Z
The sky’s the limit: PHSA-led research continues to innovate and inspire<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Research-highlights.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The sky’s the limit: PHSA-led research continues to innovate and inspirehttp://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-sky’s-the-limit-phsa-led-research-continues-to-innovate-and-inspire2018-12-07T08:00:00Z


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