It’s hoped this will make the Catholic-based hospital more welcoming to aboriginal patients and visitors, particularly in light of the truth and reconciliation process.Bookmark/Search this post with
In the past three decades, we’ve seen the face of opiate addiction change drastically.Bookmark/Search this post with
Island Health has issued a new request for proposals for 120 long-term complex care beds within the Comox Valley.Bookmark/Search this post with
In light of International Women’s Day, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch wants to focus on women’s health on Mar. 8.Bookmark/Search this post with
Providence Health Care provides compassionate care for hundreds of people with dementia at its five residential care homes.Bookmark/Search this post with
Vancouver's False Creek Flats has been poised for years to become the city's hot new tech zone or its third downtown or … well, something.Bookmark/Search this post with
As a young girl, Megan Owen-Evans felt compelled by the plight of people suffering kidney failure. She’d watched a friend in elementary school undergo dialysis for a number of years, feeling helpless as his health declined.Bookmark/Search this post with
To those uninitiated in the global fight against the opioid crisis, the idea of delivering safe opioids through vending machines might sound ridiculous, counterintuitive and even dangerous.Bookmark/Search this post with
B.C. OK's coverage for life-saving heart-failure drug after cardiologists' plea (Dr. Mustafa Toma, St. Paul's Hospital)
The B.C. government has approved coverage for an expensive heart-failure drug, after several cardiologists urged the province to fund the life-saving medication.
Sacubitril-valsartan, or brand name Entresto, is now available for heart-failure patients, the government said this week, but only by application from a cardiologist or an internal medicine specialist.Bookmark/Search this post with
The opioid epidemic has proven to be one of the most trying public health problems since the HIV/AIDS crisis.Bookmark/Search this post with
CTV News interviews Dr. Adeera Levin about gender disparity in kidney transplantation.Bookmark/Search this post with
As you walk through the village grounds, kids are playing on the small field while being supervised by daycare staff.
At the coffee shop across the path, a group of five women are meeting for their weekly book club.
“If people are looking for innovative ways to care for people with dementia, then this model that brings small household and amenities, normal life and vibrancy is worth checking out,” said Jo-Ann Tait, Providence Health Care program director for seniors care and palliative services.
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Opioid addiction should be treated with prescribed medication when possible, new Canadian guideline says (Dr. Evan Wood)
Family doctors and emergency physicians should treat opioid addiction with prescribed medication whenever possible, instead of referring patients to short-term detox centres with no follow-up care, according to a new Canadian guideline released Monday that addiction specialists say will help curb deaths from the opioid epidemic.Bookmark/Search this post with
A lack of long-term care for drug overdose victims is hampering B.C.’s fight against the opioid overdose epidemic that claimed 1,400 lives last year alone.Bookmark/Search this post with
Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health say they’ve made changes in their food system, and now have a 95 per cent satisfaction rate.Bookmark/Search this post with
There’s still a few years to go before it could open, but plans for a new Dementia Village in Vancouver could see people of all means living with dementia live a better quality of life if and when it’s built.Bookmark/Search this post with
ML Burke writes that medical assistance in dying should be an option at hospices in DeltaBookmark/Search this post with
There is a six-fold prevalence of schizophrenia in people with HIV than that of the population without the virus, according to the results of a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based study.Bookmark/Search this post with
The number of kidney transplants using organs from living donors has declined in the U.S. since 2005, and only high-income women are becoming kidney donors at a greater rate than they were more than a decade ago, the authors of a new study have found.Bookmark/Search this post with
Dan Fumano: On Vancouver visit, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks pipelines and drugs (Crosstown Clinic)
Despite being drenched on an inclement west coast evening, Jagmeet Singh adeptly avoided complaining about the Vancouver rain.Bookmark/Search this post with