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April 2018

Vibrantly Vegan: How to help kids and families power up on plant-based diets
Simple ways to educate and support a new vegan to eat a balanced and healthy diet.
April 1, 2018
New regional residential treatment facility for youth experiencing problematic substance use
A new specialized treatment centre for youth facing substance-use challenges is coming to Fraser Health.
April 5, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Nisha Esmail
"I was diagnosed with a serious heart defect and had open heart surgery at BC Children’s Hospital at 11."
April 6, 2018
New mom makes large breast milk donation after experiencing own breastfeeding challenges
Jenny Kan says her biggest joy in life was giving birth to her daughter. She had intended to breastfeed, but things didn’t go as smoothly as planned.
April 6, 2018
High five your health care provider - April 6, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Langley Memorial Hospital and Burnaby Hospital. 
April 6, 2018
April showers bring cues to plant May vegetable gardens
Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about planting some vegetables. It's a great way to get outside and active, to help kids learn about food, and to ensure you have healthy home-grown produce to snack on all summer long. 
April 23, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Graham McLean
"I treat infections, hypertension, diabetes, and work on illness and injury prevention, but if you don’t know where you’re going to sleep, you’re not thinking about cancer in 10 years."
April 13, 2018
Plan for your future health: Have an advance care planning conversation today
“Advance care planning is something all of us should think about and do, especially as we get older."
April 13, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Sonia Singh
"It’s been exciting to include patient partners and help shape BC’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research. Research is all about patients and improving their health; they’re the experts."
April 17, 2018
High five your health care provider - April 13, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people in our Chilliwack Home Health program, Palliative Care program and at Royal Columbian Hospital.
April 16, 2018
Tips on how to read to your young child at every age and stage
We've all heard how important it is to read with our children. But did you know that how you read is just as important as how many and which books you read together? We've got tips for sharing books with your child to instill a lifetime love of reading.
April 27, 2018
High five your health care provider – April 20, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people in our Maple Ridge Public Health Unit, Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. 
April 20, 2018
Fraser Health hip and knee replacement program helps people get back in the swing of things
People in the Fraser Health region will have better access to joint replacement surgery, thanks to the Fraser Health hip and knee replacement program.
April 22, 2018
Saving time vs. safety: automatic baby formula and food makers
Few people would blame a sleep-deprived parent for taking shortcuts. But using an automatic baby formula or food maker may not be the safest route. Before you click “next-day delivery” on that baby formula or food prep machine, here are some health issues for you to consider. 
April 27, 2018
Six reasons why it's best to follow B.C.’s child immunization schedule
B.C.’s child immunization program is one of the best in the world. In the first two years of life, your baby is provided free vaccines to protect against 14 different diseases.
April 27, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Deanna Tan
"In this job, there’s no instant gratification. It takes a long time to see results because in prevention, the outcome is nothing happens! It’s hard to measure wellness."
April 27, 2018
High five your health care provider - April 27, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people in our Home Health program, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Langley Memorial Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital.
April 27, 2018