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January 2017

Tips to make your New Year’s quit smoking resolution stick
If quitting smoking is your New Year’s Resolution, you’re not alone. 
January 2, 2017
Going smoke-free? So have we. Tools to help you on your quit smoking journey.
Are you thinking of quitting smoking this year? You’re not alone.
January 9, 2017
Safer? Maybe not. Six myths about e-cigarettes

In recent years, there’s been a significant increase in the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), especially among people looking for an alternative to traditional tobacco. But what do we really know about the effects of e-cigarettes? The truth is there are more myths than facts around this new method of nicotine delivery.

January 16, 2017
VP Guest Blog – Vivian Giglio, Vice President, Regional Hospitals and Communities
For me, the shift is doing right by our patients, providing them with the right care in the right place at the right time. So we’re looking at different ways to put the health care system puzzle together. 
January 4, 2017
Fraser Health Hackathon brings brilliant minds together
The January 21-22 event will combine clinical experience with technological expertise to take on health care’s biggest challenges. 
January 4, 2017
What I Do Matters: Mental health family support specialist
Meet Len Polak, who encourages and supports family members to be involved in the treatment and recovery of people with mental illness.
January 30, 2017
Make your New Year's resolution to quit smoking a reality
If quitting smoking is on the top of your New Year’s resolution list, you’re not alone. 
January 5, 2017
High five your health care provider - January 6, 2017
This week's high fives include kudos for our amazing people at Surrey Memorial, Mission Memorial and Langley Memorial Hospitals. 
January 6, 2017
New campaign reduces non-emergency visits to Emergency Department
A new campaign aiming to reduce congestion in emergency departments has contributed to a decrease in non-emergency visits to Peace Arch Hospital by more than 1,100 visits in its first year. 
January 13, 2017
The big squeeze on baby food pouches
Walking down the baby food aisle, parents are surrounded by shelves of colourful food pouches, offering vegetables, fruits and grains in a single-serve packet. Our dietitians weigh in on this popular food fad.
January 18, 2017
Could it be teething?
There is a wide range of normal with teething. Many children have no problems, while others experience discomfort. Here are the common signs of teething.
January 18, 2017
Fraser Health welcomes new Board Member Kareem Allam
We are pleased to announce that Kareem Allam has been appointed to its Board of Directors by the Province of British Columbia.
January 13, 2017
High five your health care provider - January 13, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Surrey Memorial, Mission Memorial and Langley Memorial Hospitals. 
January 13, 2017
Fraser Health Hackathon: 80+ brains. Nine challenges. Three prize packages. Two days.
Registration to the Fraser Health Hackathon is now sold out, so this weekend more than 80 members of the Vancouver-area technology community will gather with health care experts to solve some of health care’s biggest challenges. 
January 17, 2017
​How to quit smoking – and stay quit once you’ve quit
This is the time of year when many of us may be considering quitting smoking as part of a resolution to improve their health. So how can you ensure that once you resolve to quit smoking, you stay quit?
January 23, 2017
Sold-out Fraser Health Hackathon kicks off today
This morning, Fraser Health is inviting more than 80 local developers to turn its data into practical solutions for pressing health care issues during the Fraser Health Hackathon. 
January 21, 2017
Mental health and substance use resources available online
Fraser Health’s online mental health and substance use resource -- fraserhealth.ca/mentalhealth -- provides essential information to individuals and their families seeking support for mental health and/or substance use concerns.
January 23, 2017
Fraser Health Hackathon delivers solutions to address overdose crisis, clinical decision making
Daily challenges in the Fraser Health region are being approached with new, technology-driven solutions after more than 80 local developers put their minds together during the Fraser Health Hackathon this past weekend.
January 23, 2017
High five your health care provider - January 27, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Royal Columbian Hospital, Eagle Ridge Asthma Clinic, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital. 
January 27, 2017