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October 2016

Deadly decisions
A parent’s guide to the new generation of deadly drugs killing teens in B.C.
October 17, 2016
Don’t make them guess what you want
Will your family know what you want when you are gravely ill and cannot speak?
October 17, 2016
Does Grandma have a drinking problem?
Loneliness, social isolation, chronic pain and difficulty sleeping can cause older adults to misuse alcohol to dull the ache. Here’s how to recognize a drinking problem, how to talk about it, and where to get professional help.
October 17, 2016
Powerhouse veggies
Just because you’re not sure what to do with them, don’t miss out on the nutritional punch in root vegetables this fall.
October 17, 2016
Sing for the health of it
Try running through the scales instead of running around a track.
October 17, 2016
Take charge of your own health
You make all the difference.
October 17, 2016
VP Guest Blog - Dr. Victoria Lee: Making the shift to caring for the health of whole communities
What makes a person healthy is in large part their community: their access to nutritious food and active recreation, their social connections, and how their neighbourhoods are designed to keep them healthy and safe. 
November 9, 2016
Clio's early breastfeeding struggles comes full circle
Like many soon-to-be mothers, Clio knew the benefits of breast milk and hoped to provide the best nutrition for her baby. Faced with unexpected complications, Clio shares her breastfeeding struggles while in the NICU.
October 1, 2016
The gift of peace of mind
You never know when a health emergency might happen as your mom and dad get older. Why not be prepared?
December 5, 2016
Foyer Maillard officially open in the Tri-Cities with more beds for seniors
Seniors with complex care needs in the Tri-Cities now have a new option for a residential care home. The Foyer Maillard facility completed its redevelopment and now comprises 125 beds for seniors, an increase of 80 beds compared to the previous facility.
October 3, 2016
VP Guest Blog - Naseem Nuraney, Communications and Public Affairs
Good communication is key to our success – in our relationships with each other our patients and their families and community partners. We also need to be sure we have ways to celebrate when we are achieving on our goals – publicly and internally. 
October 12, 2016
Fraser Health announces new harm reduction agreement
Fraser Health is pleased to announce that RainCity Housing and Support Society will develop and execute a new regional harm reduction strategy.
October 6, 2016
High five your health care provider - October 7, 2016
This week's kudos go out to our amazing staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, TriCities Home Health and in other facilities. 
October 7, 2016
Reviving the walk to school
Children today walk to school much less than their parents did. We look at the factors shaping this change, and tips for turning back the clock for healthier, more active routes to school.
October 17, 2016
High five your health care provider - October 14, 2016
​This week's kudos go out to our amazing staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital and other sites.
October 14, 2016
Fall Issue of Healthier You
The new issue is here, packed with information to help you and your families stay healthy. 
October 17, 2016
Kids need to get off that couch
Our kids need to sit less and move more. They need to get off the couch and away from the screen, get outdoors and get their hearts pumping regularly.
October 17, 2016
VP Guest Blog - Paul Becker, Interim Vice President, Corporate Services and Facilities
Facilities management is about how our people create, build and sustain effective and resilient space solutions for our patients, families and care providers. 
October 26, 2016
State-of-the-art facility opens in the Tri-Cities to support people with complex and dementia care needs
Nicola Lodge is a state-of-the-art facility, offering full residential care with specialized services for residents with dementia or complex needs in the Tri-Cities.
October 21, 2016
Join the "herd" – Get your flu shot
Flu shots aren’t just about you. They’re about the people around you too. We are reminding people to get their flu shot and help protect their loved ones this winter.
October 26, 2016
High five your health care provider - October 21, 2016
This week's kudos go out to our amazing and caring staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospitals and Delta Hospital
October 21, 2016
Hospital safety starts with me
Steps you can take to reduce the risks of hospitalization.
October 26, 2016
An overdose will end your party. Plan to be safe this Halloween
Ahead of the season celebrating ghosts, goblins and costume parties, we are reminding people who use drugs, as well as their friends and families, to exercise caution when consuming substances, including drugs and alcohol.
October 27, 2016
Fraser Health brings IV therapy to residential care
IV therapy is now offered in two of our owned and operated residential care facilities in Port Moody and New Westminster.
October 31, 2016
High five your health care provider - October 28, 2016
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Royal Columbian Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital and the Central Surrey Health Shuttle Service.
October 31, 2016