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Telehealth offers rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

Telehealth offers rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

New research from the UBC Okanagan Southern Medical Program supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region. Lead author and fourth-year SMP student Dakota Peacock was quoted.

Webinar Replay: The connection between physical activity, the brain, and overall well-being during COVID-19

Webinar Replay: The connection between physical activity, the brain, and overall well-being during COVID-19

Rewatch the latest COVID-19 webinar featuring UBC experts Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, BSc’94, MSc’98, PhD’04 and Dr. Eli Puterman, MA’04, PhD’09 as they explore the importance of physical activity on our ability to manage stress and our well-being, and ways to maintain a physically active lifestyle in this time of physical distancing and seasonal changes.

UBC Celebrates Together – Fall 2020

UBC Celebrates Together – Fall 2020

alumni UBC presents UBC Celebrates Together, a global broadcast to follow UBC’s Virtual Graduation on November 25th. This 20-minute online show will feature special messages and an at-home performance by Juno Award winning Canadian artist, Bahamas.

How our Faculty will ‘transform health for everyone’

How our Faculty will ‘transform health for everyone’

Our UBC Faculty of Medicine’s ambitious vision – “transforming health for everyone” – articulates our Faculty’s culture: transformative, passionate, authentic, and driven by a collective desire for a more equitable, healthier world for all people. Check out this short, already award-winning, film, Vision, that showcases the many and diverse people in our Faculty who exemplify this vision.

Rapid Response: A new age of collaborative research-based health care

Rapid Response: A new age of collaborative research-based health care

In this latest special edition of Pathways, we showcase our UBC researchers and the power of collaborative, research-based health care. Dive into this issue and explore our Faculty’s treatment breakthroughs, research into the psychological toll of the pandemic on citizens and vulnerable groups in society, and how tracking the spread of COVID-19 helps inform public health decisions and policies that affect the health of everyone in B.C.

UBC Northern Medical Program 15th Anniversary E-Newsletter

UBC Northern Medical Program 15th Anniversary E-Newsletter

In celebration of the MD Northern Medical Program’s (NMP) 15th anniversary, we asked students, alumni, and NMP community members to share their memories and update us on what they are doing now in their careers and lives.

Blood Type Could Determine Chances of Contracting COVID—Here’s How to Check Yours

Blood Type Could Determine Chances of Contracting COVID—Here’s How to Check Yours

Media highlighted a study by Dr. Mypinder Sekhon, MD’08 , a clinical professor in UBC’s department of medicine, that showed blood type may affect the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

More than 75% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report symptoms months later: UBC study

More than 75% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report symptoms months later: UBC study

A new UBC study found that more than 75 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 continue to experience abnormal symptoms months after symptom onset. Study authors Dr. Alyson Wong, BSc’08, MD’13, MHSc’20 and Dr. Christopher Carlsten from the faculty of medicine were interviewed.

Immediate CPR saves more lives than transporting cardiac arrest patients to hospital: UBC study

Immediate CPR saves more lives than transporting cardiac arrest patients to hospital: UBC study

A new UBC study led by Dr. Brian Grunau, MHSc’16, a professor in UBC’s department of emergency medicine, compared the survival rates of two different strategies used by paramedics when treating cardiac arrests.

Women’s health and well-being in the time of COVID-19

Women’s health and well-being in the time of COVID-19

Dr. Jan Christilaw, MHSc’03, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, will be speaking with Governor General of Canada Julie Payette about ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and well-being of women across Canada.