Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Kai Bighorn missed out on normal teenage life while caring for his sick father. Martin Dee Photograph

Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers

Nov. 1, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , ,

When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”

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Ongoing relationship with care provider key for patients with a chronic condition: UBC study

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

People with a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis may find themselves taking on a more active role in maintaining or improving their own health if there is an ongoing relationship with a primary healthcare (PHC) provider, according to University of British Columbia research. Appearing in the current issue of Medical Care, the study [...]

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Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study

May. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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