health

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, health, and climate change: time to listen to your doctor

“When we think of health we often think of hospitals and the healthcare system—but increasingly, the social and ecological determinants of health are recognized to have much greater impact on overall...

The Joy of Living: Calming the Mind

When I first started to meditate, I thought that the point of sitting cross-legged on a cushion was get to a state of “no thought.” I viewed thoughts themselves as a problem — it turns out this is a...

'Disordered eating' rates troubling among young lesbians, bisexuals, gays: study

"Our study has found that it’s only getting worse for lesbian and bisexual girls," Ryan Watson, from UBC's school of nursing, said.

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...
Doctors See Health and Hope in Burnaby Mountain Protests

Doctors see health and hope in Burnaby Mountain protests

Remarkably, our patients have recently been putting on a clinic on climate and community health in the most unlikely of locations-- up Burnaby Mountain.