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Vancouver clinic turns long-time addicts from prescription heroin to abstinence

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00

Two long-time addicts have taken an unconventional road to sobriety: prescription heroin.

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Lights of Hope campaign returns with a bang (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00

The countdown to Christmas officially began in Vancouver last night, as St. Paul’s Hospital was illuminated for this year’s Lights of Hope campaign.

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EDITORIAL: Best waylaid plans (Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. is getting worse.

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'Lights of Hope' shine on at St. Paul's Hospital

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00

If you find yourself in downtown Vancouver near St. Paul’s Hospital one of these evenings, get ready to be wowed.

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“Lights of Hope” fund raising campaign kicks off

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00

George Keulen, Former Patient and Spiritual Care Provider at St. Paul’s & Dick Vollet, CEO & President, St. Paul’s Foundation join us to talk about this year’s Lights of Hope celebration.

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‘Nobody Knows’: UBC struggles to respond to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00

Fentanyl in Vancouver is a crisis traditional health services at UBC aren't prepared to face.

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Deaths after cardiac surgery low but many patients readmitted to B.C. hospitals after heart procedures

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00

B.C. has the highest rate in Canada of patients being rushed back to hospitals after angioplasty procedures done to open up blocked heart vessels.

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National Addictions Awareness Week: battling addiction (Dr. Seonaid Nolan)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00

This week is National Addictions Awareness Week. Dr. Seonaid Nolan, a St. Paul’s Hospital addictions physician, joins Global News Morning to talk about why it’s important to raise awareness this week.

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Lights of Hope celebration includes fireworks, choirs, hot chocolate

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00

The public is invited to celebrate the return of the Lights of Hope to St. Paul’s Hospital this Thursday, Nov. 16, which includes the lighting of more than 200 stars and 100,000 sparkling lights spanning the equivelant of 10 kilometres.

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Long Read: This Doctor Might Have the Answer to the Fentanyl Crisis (Dr. Evan Wood)

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00

Dr. Evan Wood has a controversial idea for treating the fentanyl crisis—fight drugs with drugs. Are we ready for his radical plan?

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See over 100,000 sparkling light bulbs & fireworks shine at Lights of Hope this Thursday

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:00

It’s almost time.

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'Toxic' culture of fear, bullying tearing apart Nanaimo hospital: report

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00

A scathing new report says a toxic workplace culture has Nanaimo Regional General Hospital heading for self-destruction.

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Number of deadly overdoses in B.C passes 1,100 for 2017

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00

The BC Coroners Service says more than 1,100 British Columbians died due to a suspected illicit drug overdose in the first nine months of the year, with most happening in the days immediately following welfare payments.

 

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2,000% rise in street drug samples testing positive for fentanyl (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:00

The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of heroin seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada has grown from less than one per cent in 2012 to more than 60 per cent so far this year, exclusive data obtained by CBC News has revealed.

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Foundry looks to change the lives of youth and how mental health is treated 
in the province

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:00

Midterms and final exams, for many students, are the worst. The pressure of performing well can make students feel overwhelmed and panicked, and despite the varied programs available at Capilano University, each comes with its own set of exams, projects and stresses. Mental health issues are on the rise among youth and counselling services are more in demand than ever.

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Indigenous young people who use drugs in BC 13 times more likely to die (Cedar Project)

Providence Health News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:00

Indigenous young people in British Columbia who use drugs are 13 times more likely to die than other young people of the same age, and young women and people who use drugs are even more likely to die, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

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Study shows abnormal overdose and suicide rates among young female Indigenous drug users (Cedar Project)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00

Young Indigenous drug users are 13 times more likely to die than others in their age group, and women make up more than half of the deaths, according to a study that monitored more than 600 young people in Vancouver and Prince George over 12 years.

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Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. dying at an alarming rate, study finds (Cedar Project)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. are 13 times more likely to die than all other youth in the same age group across the country. That's according to a new study, which singled out young women and those involved with injection drug use to be at the highest risk.

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'Alarming rate' of OD deaths among young Indigenous people in B.C.: study (Cedar Project)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00

 Indigenous drug users in British Columbia are 13 times more likely to die compared with other Canadians of the same age, says a decade-long study calling for cultural connections as a path to healing deep-rooted pain.

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These foods will lower your risk of heart disease (Karen Mornin)

Providence Health News - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:00

Low-fat or low-carb? Butter or margarine? Avocado oil or coconut oil? Bombarded with contradictory media reports on the ever-changing landscape of nutrition research, it’s difficult for anyone to know which fats and other foods they should eat, and in what quantities.

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