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November 2016

Holiday food safety tips
Avoid poisoning your guests. Tips to ensure your turkey, stuffing, egg nog and other holiday favourites are food safe. 
November 21, 2016
Your healthy winter guide
We’ve got a few tips to help keep you fit, healthy and in good spirits during the holiday season and into the new year!
November 21, 2016
6 tips to avoid alcohol-related ER visits during the holidays
Tips to avoid common alcohol-related emergency visits over the holidays.
November 21, 2016
One small change can make a big difference to diabetes

Learn about the changes you can make to help prevent or manage your own type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. 

November 7, 2016
Don't let a fall get you down this winter
As Seniors Fall Prevention Awareness Week begins today, Fraser Health is reminding people, particularly seniors, that a fall is preventable and can be avoided by taking some simple precautions.
 
November 7, 2016
Enhanced care for expectant mothers at Surrey Memorial Hospital
Expectant mothers delivering at Surrey Memorial Hospital will soon be receiving enhanced care thanks to a new agreement with anesthesiologists. 
November 8, 2016
High five your health care provider - November 4, 2016
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people at Chilliwack General Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, and Langley Memorial Hospital.
November 8, 2016
Fraser Health awards $500,000 to community-based strategies in Hope
We have awarded half a million dollars to community organizations to create homegrown solutions to some of the area’s biggest health issues. 
November 10, 2016
World Prematurity Day: NICU families share heartwarming moments with their preemie
One of the most rewarding moments for NICU families is holding their baby skin to skin.
November 14, 2016
8 ways to use the ER wisely over the holidays
An ER doctor’s tips for getting the care you need – out of his ER. 
November 21, 2016
New emergency mental health and substance use area to open at Abbotsford Regional Hospital
Designed specifically for people who arrive at the hospital with mental health or substance use concerns, the unit will provide a low-stimulus, therapeutic and secure space for a person to receive specialized assessment, treatment and care. 
November 18, 2016
High five your health care provider - November 18, 2016
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people at Burnaby Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Peace Arch and Surrey Memorial Hospital.
November 18, 2016
A year of caring
Our staff have incredible stories. Moving moments from the front lines of health care in our Year of Caring.
November 29, 2016
Cuddles for little angels
“Having that extra set of hands to soothe that baby, it’s almost as valuable as medicine.” How Abbotsford Regional Hospital neonatal intensive care volunteer cuddlers are helping heal substance-exposed infants.
November 29, 2016
Safe from harm
“We are sending a message that we care about you and we don’t want you to die.” How a regional harm reduction coordinator is saving lives in Surrey, fighting fentanyl with street-level overdose outreach and naloxone training.
November 29, 2016
A blessing in a blanket
“It sends a message to Aboriginal youth that you are valuable and we respect your values and beliefs.” How a Surrey Memorial Hospital social worker supports First Nations youth in mental health crisis by connecting them to their culture.
November 29, 2016
The beauty of bedside manners
“Dr. Auersperg gave us the most amazing gift. He didn’t just take care of my dad; he took care of my family.” How a Ridge Meadows Hospital physician eased a patient’s passing with his beautiful bedside manner.
November 29, 2016
Investing in Community - VP Guest Blog - Brenda Liggett, Chief Financial Officer
When we talk about shifting our resources and budgets out of hospital-based services to community services, we’re really talking about right care, right place in the most cost effective way.  
November 24, 2016