In addition to physical benefits (nothing like a healthy breakfast!), the benefits for residents who take part in the Breakfast Club program at Holy Family Hospital also touch upon the social, the sensory, the cognitive and the emotional. Helping to prepare breakfast, set the table and enjoy eating with a group can bring back cherished […]
The therapeutic benefits of working with nature are timeless. From childhood, most of us will remember watching with awe as the first tiny sprouts emerge from the soil where, the day before, we had planted a seed. The countless millions of people around the world who spend time in their gardens, whether a tiny patio […]
Three out of four medical decisions at St. Paul’s can be based on results from the lab—Grace is one of the many behind-the-scenes stars.
St. Paul’s medical biochemists make breakthrough advance on a mysterious disease.
Support the 6th Annual Scleroderma Ride (or Walk!) for Research—and support some people who get things doneJune 12th, 2017
Sometimes, medical research reflects the law of averages. A disease that impacts the many, for example, may receive more research funding than a disease that impacts the few. Sometimes, the few must help themselves and when they do, amazing things can happen.
“Lisa never let her disease define her,” says Dr. Tony Chiu, one of Lisa’s physicians for 17 years until her sudden passing on May 18, 2017, just a week before the dragon boat team she founded was to depart for the world famous Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
In 1993, Mark Haggerty was earning his living in Vancouver selling cars. At the time, Mark drank and was a recreational drug user—but he felt in control. A diagnosis of HIV, related to his drug use, changed all that.
Introducing Dr. McLean in part 4 of a 5-part series on the innovative Rapid Access Addiction clinic and its staff members.
In the face of a public health emergency, continued collaboration and support is crucial as many people continue to face substantial barriers in their care.
Kaye Robinson is a social worker at the Rapid Access Addiction Clinic at St. Paul’s. From helping a person obtain short term medication coverage when they are not on a medical plan, to full-blown crisis intervention, Kaye supports people in their treatment goals for their substance use.