By Patty Wellborn on March 30, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Davis, along with many UBCO researchers, spends much of her time looking for ways to keep our older adult population healthy.
By Patty Wellborn on March 15, 2021
A UBC Okanagan professor is the Canadian lead for a 13-person team that recently won an internationally-competitive one million dollar award to accelerate diabetes research.
By Patty Wellborn on March 4, 2021
UBC Okanagan’s Harm Reduction Team, in partnership with Interior Health, is taking its confidential drug-checking service to communities across the region in an effort to save lives.
By Patty Wellborn on February 24, 2021
This March will be the eighth annual Embrace Aging month taking place across the Okanagan.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Health, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
By Patty Wellborn on January 18, 2021
‘What goes in, must come out’ is a familiar refrain. It is especially pertinent to the challenges facing UBC researchers who are investigating methods to remove chemicals and pharmaceuticals from public water systems.
By Patty Wellborn on January 6, 2021
Researchers with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) have teamed up with digital health company Curatio to provide Canadians with virtual health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Health, Research, Southern Medical Program
By Patty Wellborn on December 23, 2020
Even before the term COVID-19 was a household name, the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It was to be a year of celebration, milestones and recruitment opportunities to encourage more people to think about nursing as a career.
By Patty Wellborn on December 22, 2020
While it’s true that Christmas 2020 will be unusual for most, a team of UBC Okanagan experts suggest it doesn’t have to be a holiday season to regret. The experts’ advice includes everything from online shopping tips and getting some exercise to curling up with a good book.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Management, Health, Psychology, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
By Nathan Skolski on December 10, 2020
New research from the UBC Southern Medical Program (SMP) supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region.