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March 2017

Fat in food - not just a fad
Eating more fat in food: a fad? Our dietitian serves up facts on fats.
March 1, 2017
Dietitians can help you take the fight out of food
Do you fight with your food? Struggle with stress eating? Get frustrated with food fads? Cater to picky eaters?
March 6, 2017
Your Spring Health guide
Spring is the perfect time to shake up your winter routine and put some spring back in your step. We’ve got tips to help you spring clean your lifestyle to boost you and your family’s health and vitality.
March 1, 2017
Spring clean your body
Ready to spring clean your body? Skip fad cleanses and follow our dietitian's three simple tips.
March 1, 2017
Travelers at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on the following three flights may have been exposed to measles
March 4, 2017
High five your health care provider – March 3, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and the Cardiac Rehab Program at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. 
March 6, 2017
Compassionate enforcement: treat people how you'd like to be treated
City of Surrey By-law Supervisor Dave Berar and RCMP Sergeant Trevor Dinwoodie are members of the Surrey Outreach Team that works on 135A Street, a neighbourhood in Surrey that has been significantly impacted by the overdose crisis.
March 9, 2017
Care as partnership: inspiring change through compassion
Janet Rosenfeld is a nurse practitioner based at the Salvation Army who works with citizens of Maple Ridge who experience homelessness and may be using substances to cope with their struggles. 
March 9, 2017
Every encounter counts: how compassion helped change one man’s story
Thierry Rebiffe, age 24, is a person who has used drugs and has survived several overdoses. 
March 9, 2017
High five your health care provider - March 10, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Langley Memorial Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.
 
March 10, 2017
Why is family mealtime such mayhem?
Are your kids picky eaters? Are mealtimes mayhem? Our dietitian has strategies to help you succeed at supper.
March 10, 2017
Gluten-free diet and pregnancy
The gluten-free trend shows no signs of slowing down. So what if you have been following a gluten-free diet and find yourself pregnant or breastfeeding? Is the diet safe for you and your baby? Here's some advice from our public health dietitians.
March 21, 2017
3 ways to keep your baby's smile healthy
Healthy smiles begin early.  Here are three simple ways to keep your baby's teeth clean, healthy and free from tooth decay. 
March 24, 2017
Eating and Stress – Keep calm and conquer your cravings
Stress eating may feel good in the moment, but in the long run it won’t help. In today’s busy world, when we’re expected to balance work life and household responsibilities, live a healthy lifestyle and manage other life challenges, it’s not surprising we become overwhelmed, worried and stressed. 
March 20, 2017
High five your health care provider - March 17, 2017
This week's kudos go to our wonderful, caring staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Environmental Health Services. 
March 17, 2017
Free drop-in speech-language referral clinics
You’ve read the developmental checklists, you’ve asked everyone you know, but you're still not sure whether to be concerned about your child’s language and speech development. Drop in to one of our referral clinics and talk to a speech-language pathologist.
March 23, 2017
Next step for Langley Memorial Hospital emergency department expansion
Health care in the Langley region is getting a boost with the Province approving the business plan for the expansion of Langley Memorial Hospital's emergency department.
March 24, 2017
High five your health care provider – March 24, 2017
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and in our Treasury Department. 
March 24, 2017
Eagle Ridge Hospital emergency department expansion moves ahead
The Province has approved the business plan for the expansion of Eagle Ridge Hospital's emergency department, more than doubling the number of treatment spaces from 19 to 39.
March 29, 2017
Innovative research looks at employment for people with mental illnesses
The Province and Fraser Health are partnering to test a new and innovative way for people living with severe mental illness to find long-term employment that fits their needs.
March 30, 2017