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Back problems cost $621m in lost productivity

Back problems cost $621m in lost productivity

Back problems, mood disorders and migraines cost millions in productivity loss, recent research has suggested.

Meet Our Faculty: Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Marcus Lem

Meet Our Faculty: Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Marcus Lem

Having worked in Pakistan with UNICEF, trained in aerospace medicine with NASA, and investigated the outbreak of SARS with the CDC, SPPH Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Marcus Lem has some tales to tell.

Physician incentive program for complex patients did not reduce hospitalizations – research

Physician incentive program for complex patients did not reduce hospitalizations – research

A program paying incentives to doctors of patients with complex health issues did not improve continuity of care or reduce hospitalizations, research has found.

Targeted services needed to prevent new Hep C infections

Targeted services needed to prevent new Hep C infections

Targeted services addressing social and health needs are required to prevent new Hepatitis C infections, recent research has suggested.

Jacquelyn Cragg wins Branco Weiss Fellowship

Jacquelyn Cragg wins Branco Weiss Fellowship

Jacquelyn Cragg, ICORD Postdoctoral Fellow has won the Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellowship for her postdoctoral studies. Photo Credit: Martin Dee

MHA candidate Olga Sawatsky wins 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Award

MHA candidate Olga Sawatsky wins 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Award

SPPH MHA candidate Olga Sawatzky won a 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Award, at a special ceremony hosted by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA).

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Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson study

One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.

Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated

Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated

New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care. Photo: iStock

Faculty members win Distinguished Achievement Awards

Faculty members win Distinguished Achievement Awards

Carolyn Gotay won for Service to the University and Community, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes won for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research, and Martin Schechter won for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty.

Photo: GoToVan, Flickr.

People in hotter, poorer neighbourhoods at higher risk of death during extreme heat

In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination. Photo: GoToVan, Flickr.