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Heart Month

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 12 February 2015 | 4 Comments

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Heart Month Throughout the month of February, we celebrate the exciting developments in BC Children’s Hospital’s cardiac program and, importantly, the successes of our young patients who’ve received life-saving care from our heart specialists. Did you know that one in every...

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb 1-7

Posted by Winnie Tam on 29 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you know that nearly one million Canadians live with a diagnosed eating disorder and millions of others struggle with unhealthy food and weight preoccupation? People with disordered eating suffer from unhealthy thoughts and behaviours toward food, weight and body shape....

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Carleigh's second chance

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 28 January 2015 | 4 Comments

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In the last installment of our January "new beginnings" series, dedicated to refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings we're thrilled to tell you about one little girl who has made an amazing comeback after a shocking medical emergency. Carleigh O’Hara...

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42 years of incredible care

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 20 January 2015 | 3 Comments

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Donna Atkinson, the clinical nurse coordinator for the Chieng Family Medical Day Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, is hanging up her stethoscope and retiring after a 42-year career. Her love of helping kids began when she was just seven years old....

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The comeback kid

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 4 January 2015 | 1 Comments

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January marks a new year, filled with refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings. Those themes are well-represented by patients here at BC Children’s like Casey Wright. Fourteen-year-old Casey is affectionately referred to as the comeback kid, for his ability to...

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From Receiving to Giving Care

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 1 January 2015 | 6 Comments

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New Beginnings: From Receiving to Giving Care January marks a new year, filled with refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings. Those themes are well-represented by all patients here at BC Children’s. Each day is a new start and the caregivers...

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A new BC Children's starts here

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 16 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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Pouring the Foundation: Teck Acute Care Centre. Today our lead donors, hospital executives, construction partners, government representatives, both Women’s and Children’s Hospital staff and two inspirational patients, Brooke and Hans, gathered to celebrate the pouring of the foundation for the new...

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Flu Clinic

Posted by Mary Frances Hill on 22 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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‘Tis the season for the aches, fatigue and fever that signal the onset of flu.  BC Children’s Hospital aims to combat the spread of influenza by offering patients, families of patients and all visitors to the hospital a chance to combat...

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Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 19 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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Throughout the month of November, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada celebrates the courage of the one in 150 Canadians living with Crohn’s and Colitis. Approximately 20 to 30 per cent of those patients present symptoms before the age of...

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BC Children's new BioBank

Posted by on 4 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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The BC Children's Hospital BioBank is now open and serving both BC Children’s and BC Women’s. Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool that holds the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting children and families in...

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