News & Features

Cities Changing Diabetes: curbing diabetes through global and local collaboration

September 13, 2018

Researchers involved in Cities Changing Diabetes (CCD), a worldwide partnership platform that Dr. Scott Lear and CoHeaRT are a part of, met in Rome this past July ...

Reflections on the Bhangra community engagement program

October 11, 2017

Iris Lesser won the Engagement Award during the 2015 SFU Student Community Engagement Competition for her Bhangra in the Park proposal ...

Being active saves lives, whether a gym workout, walking to work or even housecleaning

September 21, 2017

Most of us know all about the benefits of hitting the gym or going for a run, but Community Health Solutions researcher Dr. Scott Lear has found ...

Eat more fat, less carbohydrates and a moderate amount of fruits, vegetables and legumes, results from our global study say

September 3, 2017

Our research group contributed to two papers published in The Lancet this week that question conventional wisdom around the health benefits of a low-fat diet ...

Heart disease patients receive social support in the palm of their hands

October 1, 2016

A pilot study of a social networking app for women with heart disease, led by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in collaboration with CoHeaRT's Drs. Scott Lear and Brodie Sakakibara ...


Spotlight on Dr. Scott Lear, by ICVHealth

November 26, 2014

"Gaps in holistic patient care are obvious. Floors in hospitals are based on organs or diseases—there is the cardiac ward, nephrology ward, HIV ward, and so on" ...

built environment, active transportation

Every move is a good move! The association between the built environment and physical activity

October 09, 2014

CoHeaRT's doctorate student Danijela Gasevic recently gave a talk at the University of Texas at Arlington about the importance of designing our cities ...

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'Virtual' rehabilitation program can reduce heart disease risk

October 01, 2014

A new study focused on web-based cardiac rehabilitation found a virtual program reduced heart disease risk in patients. The study, led by CHS Director Dr. Scott Lear ...


Results from M-CHAT study: liver fat associations with physical activity

August 19, 2014

A study recently published by CoHeaRT’s Iris Lesser, Danijela Gasevic, Scott Lear, and others, looked at whether physical activity could predict future liver fat accumulation ...

The 7th annual BCATPR telehealth workshop, coming May 26th

March 17, 2014

The 7th annual BCATPR workshop will be taking place on Monday, May 26, 2014 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Join us for British Columbia’s premier multidisciplinary workshop ...

How can we improve cardiac rehabilitation programs?

October 7, 2013

The first regional cardiac rehabilitation information meeting was held in Vancouver last week to discuss the future of cardiac rehabilitation ...

Coming to your community – Health care from your home computer

August 26, 2013

Simon Fraser University professor Scott Lear and his research team have developed a website to help patients living with diabetes, heart, kidney and lung disease ...

Dr. Mike Evans' viral video, 23 and 1/2 hours, and other great health resources

April 10, 2013

Check out the following entertaining and informative videos by Dr. Mike Evans, a family physician and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health ...

The unhappy truth about soda

December 7, 2012

Brought to you by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, this video shows what really happens to polar bears when they drink soft drinks ...

TedMed talk: What if "it's the environment, stupid"?

October 23, 2012

This TedMed talk features a great example of how health, well-being and life expectancy can be changed at the community level ...

Masters student, Jasmine Parmar, featured in Heart and Stroke Foundation video

October 15, 2012

Look for Jasmine Parmar, MSc student in the CoHeaRT lab, in this Heart and Stroke Foundation video promoting South Asian cardiovascular health! ...

Ann Yew and Jenny Lehmann ride along Sea to Sky highway

The Vancouver Sun: PhD candidate, Ann Yew, on Sea to Sky highway bike lane improvements

August 20, 2012

CoHeaRT student, Ann Yew, was recently featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work in identifying hazards to cyclists on BC's Sea to Sky highway, which runs from West Vancouver to Whistler and Pemberton ...

Donald Kinder, telehealth study participant

The Province: CoHeaRT members Dr. Scott Lear and Bev McCarthy introduce telehealth research for chronic disease

July 27, 2012

Dr. Scott Lear and Bev McCarthy, members of the CoHeaRT team and the BC Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research (BCATPR), were recently interviewed for a feature on telehealth and its ability to bridge the gap in health care ...

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