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February 2014

Eating Disorders
Is losing weight = to being healthy? Eating Disorders Coordinator Elspeth Humphreys tells you how to quit the ‘Fat Talk’
February 4, 2014
CPE cases at Royal Columbian Hospital
Fraser Health is informing the public of an outbreak of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on a medicine unit at Royal Columbian Hospital.
February 3, 2014
Suffering in Silence: Shining light on mental health and substance use
Mary suffers from depression and is like more than 500,000 Canadians who miss work every day due to mental illness.
February 5, 2014
Parenting by the Rules?
If only children came with a manual.  When it comes to parenting, there are so many rules out there about what to do and not to do.  Here are some top suggestions to keep it simple.
February 7, 2014
Teaching young children how to manage anxiety
Young children respond to immediacy in changes. From adjustments in daily routines to larger developments like divorce or moving to a new home, changes can be extremely challenging for young children to process.
February 11, 2014
Early results from the My Health My Community survey suggest almost one quarter of the people in Metro Vancouver could be suffering from social isolation.
February 13, 2014
Named one of BC's Top Employers 2014
We're proud to be named one of BC's Top Employers 2014.  Check out our video on what's great about being part of the unique team at Fraser Health.
February 13, 2014
Women's Heart Health
Women ARE different from men when it comes to heart disease, but exercise is the key to a healthy heart no matter what sex you are. Dr. Margaret Blackwell outlines the most important things we can do to help prevent heart disease.
February 14, 2014
Pregnancy and Anxiety
Having a newborn at home is a time of emotional upheaval, even under the best circumstances. However, for some women, anxiety can interfere with a mom’s ability to enjoy and take care of her new baby – and herself.
February 17, 2014
100-day countdown to opening of the Critical Care Tower at Surrey Memorial Hospital
Today, staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital will celebrate the 100-day countdown to the opening of the new Critical Care Tower, which opens to patients in June 2014. This is part of Surrey Memorial Hospital’s $512-million redevelopment and expansion project.
February 20, 2014
Mental Health and Employees
Every day, 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental illness.  The economic impact is estimated to be at least $51 billion a year.  With 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from a mental illness in their lifetimes, the impact on people’s lives is incalculable.
February 20, 2014
Family self-care and recovery from mental illness
Some ideas on helpful supports you can provide to a loved one who has a mental illness – the goal of each being to foster self-empowerment.
February 21, 2014
Let's end the stigma of Mental Health and Substance Use
Recent stories of violent crime in the media have not only left local communities shaken; it has led to a focus in public conversations on how individuals suffering serious mental illness and substance use issues are making our communities unsafe.
February 25, 2014
Creative Ways to Get Your Exercise
Research has shown that physical activity has a tremendous positive effect on the heart. Here are some simple ways to bring more of it into your life.
February 14, 2014