By Patty Wellborn on December 7, 2016
New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.
By Patty Wellborn on November 29, 2016
UBC researchers have demonstrated that simple, cost-effective email messages can help improve the health habits of Canadians.
By Matthew Grant on November 22, 2016
Health-care professionals are hesitant to administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women, despite the potential life-saving benefits, according to a UBC study.
By Patty Wellborn on November 17, 2016
A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body’s ability to regulate blood pressure.
By Matthew Grant on November 16, 2016
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found.
By Patty Wellborn on November 3, 2016
Each spring, students in UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing travel to Zambia or Ghana to complete a global health practicum. To help fund this project, the students host the Global Gala, a formal dinner and silent auction open to the community.
By Patty Wellborn on November 1, 2016
Despite studies that show men generally want to be healthy, there are very few workplace programs designed specifically for men that encourage healthy lifestyles.
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By Matthew Grant on October 25, 2016
Fifty per cent of statements made by smokers during counselling sessions designed to help them stop have nothing to do with quitting, a UBC study has found.
By Patty Wellborn on October 20, 2016
UBC Asst. Professor Cristina Caperchione is teaming up with the Kelowna Rockets to offer HAT TRICK; an innovative healthy lifestyle program to help local men increase physical activity, improve nutritional habits, and enhance their social connectedness.
By Patty Wellborn on October 19, 2016
The human being’s most critical organ, the brain, is the topic of this year’s Mini-Med series.