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Shine a light on kidney disease at the inaugural gala on March 3rd
Don't miss out on this incredible night of libations, hors d’oeuvres, touching stories and great silent auction items up for grabs, all in support of a fantastic cause.
Feb 4th, 2013
Quality Forum to bring lively, engaging talks about health care to town
Health care is one of the most core elements of Canadian identity. Everyone is affected by it, but few get a chance to discuss it in depth with experts. That's where the Quality Forum comes in:...
Feb 15th, 2013
Antibodies as drugs: Vancouver hosts conference on therapeutic use of antibodies
The human body has often been compared to war ridden landscape and our immunological system to an army that fights against the attacks of bacterial infections.
Marguerite du Plessis
Feb 11th, 2013
Addiction and Christmas chaos: taming the madness this holiday season
Has anyone else noticed how early the Christmas chaos began this year? Here in Vancouver, a number of people became so disgruntled by the early onset of Christmas music in some of the stores—in the...
Dec 14th, 2012
How to stay fit, happy, and healthy this holiday
Make your holiday a healthy one with a little planning, creativity and the following tips.
Dec 16th, 2010
Dealing with an addicted loved one during the holidays
In truth, the Christmas season is the most difficult time of the year for people who love someone struggling with addiction.
Nov 16th, 2012
Rape is rape
Public stoning of rape victims next policy Republicans have up sleeves?
Oct 27th, 2012
Clean and sober in Vancouver
Oct 25th, 2012
Canadian Diabetes Association Conference 2012
Experts from around the world gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to discuss diabetes while sharing research and innovations.
Oct 12th, 2012
Jeff Vanderveen's kidney failure and the miracle of modern medicine
It took his wife, parents and two police officers to coax Vanderveen back to the hospital.
Sep 29th, 2012