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Robot an effective pain management tool for premature babies<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Baby-on-calmer33.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Robot an effective pain management tool for premature babiesResearchers have designed a therapeutic robot that simulates human skin-to-skin contact, helping reduce pain for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at BC Women’s. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/robot-an-effective-pain-management-tool-for-premature-babies2019-03-21T07:00:00Z
What you are saying: Patient feedback<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/feedback-draw.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What you are saying: Patient feedbackThank you for sharing; we are listening! For the past ten years we have been asking about your experiences at BC Women’s and for your ideas to help us improve our services.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/what-you-are-saying-patient-feedback2019-03-12T07:00:00Z
Recognizing Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk for International Women's Day<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/PageImage-IntlWomensDay1140x400.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Recognizing Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk for International Women's DayInnovation and technology can help empower women and girls. Yet a growing digital divide means that women are underrepresented in fields like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/recognizing-dr-julie-van-schalkwyk-for-international-womens-day2019-03-08T08:00:00Z
Preventing the spread of measles<img alt="" src="https://editbcch.phsa.ca/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/measles.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preventing the spread of measlesDue to recent cases of measles in Vancouver, BC Children’s Hospital is providing advice on what to do if you are concerned that your child has been exposed to measles. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/preventing-the-spread-of-measles2019-02-22T08:00:00Z
Celebrating, Paola Zen, a dedicated team member who helps support preemie long-term health<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/paola.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating, Paola Zen, a dedicated team member who helps support preemie long-term healthPaola is a key contact for families and her colleagues say she is one of the most approachable colleagues that they have worked with. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-paola-zen-a-dedicated-team-member-who-helps-support-preemie-long-term-health2019-02-19T08:00:00Z
Women with disabilities need healthy sex chat, too<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/jocelyn.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Women with disabilities need healthy sex chat, tooNavigating the health care system can be especially hard for women with disabilities. Jocelyn Maffin knows first-hand the difference in care she received compared to her able-bodied peers. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dirty-little-secret-behind-not-talking-about-sex2019-02-06T08:00:00Z
This year's flu shot shown to be highly effective<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/preg-flu-shot.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />This year's flu shot shown to be highly effectiveIt's still not too late to get the flu shot. Pregnant women and young children are at high risk of serious illness from the flu.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/family-immunization-clinic-heads-into-second-flu-season2019-01-30T08:00:00Z
BC Women's welcomes first baby of 2019<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Sophia%20Daluro%202.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women's welcomes first baby of 2019BC Women's Hospital's first baby of 2019 is a girl!http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/first-baby-of-20192019-01-01T08:00:00Z
BC Children’s and BC Women’s thank you for your generosity this holiday season<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/donation-clothes.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children’s and BC Women’s thank you for your generosity this holiday seasonBC Children’s Hospital/BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre welcomes donations of toys and other gifts for patients in the month of December. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-children’s-and-bc-women’s-thank-you-for-your-generosity-this-holiday-season2018-12-11T08:00:00Z
Supporting survivors of gender-based violence<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GBV%20graphic%20no%20text.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Supporting survivors of gender-based violence​Today marks a grim anniversary in Canada.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/supporting-victims-of-gender-based-violence2018-12-06T08:00:00Z

 
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