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2017 Highlights

  • BC Children's Hospital launched the Breathr Mindfulness app, available for download in Google Play and the App Store on Android and iOS. Breathr is designed to help youth tackle every day stresses in their lives through practicing mindfulness and can help prevent mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety from developing or escalating. Breathr was developed in collaboration with BC Children’s Hospital medical professionals, mindfulness experts and youth, making it an informed and evidence-based resource. 
  • New guidelines for infant peanut consumption were announced by an international panel. Dr. Edmund Chan, director of the allergy clinic at BC Children’s Hospital, was the only Canadian on this panel. 
  • The Heart Centre at BC Children's Hospital is the first in Canada to use a new advanced diagnostic tool to provide cardiologists with improved intravascular views and to better map changes in blood vessels. The new imaging system helps cardiologists understand how blood vessels are healing over time and to decide on the most appropriate treatments for children with complex cardiovascular abnormalities, such as coronary artery aneurysms.
  • BC Children’s Hospital and Child Health BC launched Canada’s first tele-pediatric intensive care service (tele-PICU), providing children with increased access to specialized care closer to their home community. Intensive care teams can now collaborate with health care providers in communities across the province to help children receive diagnosis and treatment sooner, and often without leaving their community. 

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