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February 2017

The top myths about heart disease  – and how to prevent it
With heart disease, knowing your risk as well as the signs and symptoms can save your life. Learning if you are at risk and how you can lower your risk is so important for your heart health.
February 1, 2017
Meet the Hackers: Care Crew team aims to keep seniors healthy at home
Care Crew is a mobile app developed for families to help support seniors aging at home and help prevent caregiver burnout.
February 6, 2017
Meet the Hackers: Artificial Intelligence powers Team Spurious Correlations
Team Spurious Correlations AI presented a solution that used machine learning to find a relationship (a non-spurious correlation, if you will) between respiratory infection emergency room visits and changes in air pollution, weather and frequency of local Twitter and Google searches.
February 8, 2017
Meet the Hackers: Team First Responders create an overdose alert system
Team First Responders developed an app that identifies areas with high overdose rates. The app allows a user to trigger a response from someone in the immediate area of an overdose who can administer Naloxone quickly, increasing the chance of survival. 
February 10, 2017
‘Home is Best’ in action
How Fraser Health helps seniors remain independent at home.
February 7, 2017
High five your health care provider – February 3, 2017
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people at Burnaby Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. 
February 3, 2017
Keeping people healthier, longer – A guest post from Laurie Leith, VP, Community Hospitals and Programs
We're finding more ways of providing services and support before people reach the point of needing hospital care. This is most effective when we target higher risk groups such as frail seniors or people with mental health or substance use challenges.
February 9, 2017
How to stay out of Emergency on Family Day long weekend
Ahead of the Family Day long weekend and with flu circulating in the community, remember that going to the hospital for minor concerns can present its own risks. Take precautions to maintain good health and prevent a trip to the Emergency Department.
February 8, 2017
Ridge Meadows Hospital maternity on diversion
Fraser Health is asking pregnant women in labour not to come to Ridge Meadows Hospital temporarily, beginning today and concluding on Tuesday, February 14th. 
February 8, 2017
Parents’ Guide to Using the ER Wisely
When to treat common childhood illnesses at home and when a doctor’s care may be needed.
February 8, 2017
High five your health care provider - February 10, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Tri-Cities Home Health, Langley Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital.
February 10, 2017
Nothing says 'I love you' like an STI
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for couples to proclaim their love, but whether you’re in a relationship, casually dating or single and looking to mingle, contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a sure way to turn down the romance.
February 14, 2017
What’s fibre got to do with my heart?
You may have heard that fibre can help keep you regular and even prevent certain cancers, but did you know that fibre can also keep your heart healthy? 
February 14, 2017
What I Do Matters: Walk in someone else’s shoes today
We asked our staff to share what "what I do matters" means to them in just six words. Read one hospice nurse's story behind her six word story.  
February 20, 2017
Fraser Health submits supervised consumption services application to Health Canada
As part of our efforts to bring supervised consumption services to communities where the need is greatest, Fraser Health is pleased to announce that we have submitted the remaining components of our application for supervised consumption services in Surrey to Health Canada this week.
February 17, 2017
High five your health care provider - February 17, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital and the Asthma Clinic.
February 20, 2017
Decreasing hospitalization of seniors in residential care
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Fraser Health today announced that they are fast-tracking the regional spread of an innovative screening tool that reduced transfers to the emergency department (ED) from residential care by 71 per cent.
February 22, 2017
High five your health care provider - February 24, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Ridge Meadows, Delta, Burnaby, Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian and Abbotsford Regional Hospitals, and Mental Health and Substance Use. 
February 24, 2017