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Let's talk about sugar
When sugar is eaten in excess, it can lead to weight gain that can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. 
November 28, 2017
Fraser Health opens new substance use clinic to support South Asian community
In a first of its kind in B.C., Fraser Health has opened a new clinic to support people in the South Asian community who are struggling with substance use. The Roshni Clinic, which loosely translates in English to “clinic bringing light”, offers services that are culturally-tailored to the community.
September 28, 2017
New program makes dramatic changes to South Asian diet
We have been working with local gurdwaras and temples to make changes to their kitchen and food programs, with impressive results, reducing sugar consumption by 25 per cent, and cutting fat by 70 per cent.
December 18, 2016
New wellness program supports better health outcomes for the South Asian community
South Asian community members now have better access to health information through a new program delivered at local temples and gurdwaras to raise awareness about common health concerns and actions people can take to stay healthy.
November 20, 2015
Don’t forget about your health and safety this Diwali
Follow these tips to stay safe during this wonderful festival.
November 9, 2015
Have a happy heart
Research has shown that people of South Asian descent are more likely to develop heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and diabetes - and ten years earlier - compared to other ethnic groups. Ritu Guglani and her family learned this the hard way when her husband suffered a heart attack at age 46.
April 15, 2015
Living with Diabetes 101
Almost four million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many more are unaware they have the disease. The number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, continues to rise. As originally published in the Delta Optimist.
November 5, 2014

Starting May 15, the South Asian Health Centre Pap Clinic will provide an opportunity for women to receive a Pap test from a Punjabi speaking, female Nurse Practitioner.

May 13, 2014
Community leaders encourage dialogue on sex selection issue
Community and health leaders are calling for an open dialogue about the cultural values that lead to sex selection in light of evidence that suggests some Indo-Canadian parents in BC still continue to choose sons over daughters.
January 9, 2014
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