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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.

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:...

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.

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...

How to stay fit, happy, and healthy this holiday

Make your holiday a healthy one with a little planning, creativity and the following tips.

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.

Rape is rape

Public stoning of rape victims next policy Republicans have up sleeves?

Canadian Diabetes Association Conference 2012

Experts from around the world gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to discuss diabetes while sharing research and innovations.

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.