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BCNU says nursing vacancies in emergency department gradually being filled (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:21

A nursing crisis in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital caused by resignations and personnel turnover is gradually being resolved after the B.C. Nurses’ Union forced a formal review.

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Open house date set for new St. Paul’s hospital rezoning application (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:15

A rezoning application dealing with the plan to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health care campus on an 18.4-acre site in False Creek Flats goes to an open house November 20.

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SFU’s 2018 Vanier Scholar explores impact of Vancouver’s housing and overdose crises on women (BC-CfE & BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:56

Does single room accommodation housing shape women’s drug- and health-related outcomes, including their risk of overdose?

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B.C. pharmacists to undergo specialized opioid training (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:51

B.C. pharmacists will soon be required to undergo special training designed to reduce the stigma and increase knowledge to combat the province’s staggering opioid overdose crisis.

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On-demand HIV tests now available throughout Interior Health region (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:00

Getting tested for HIV just got easier for residents across the Interior Health region, now that on-demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

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Saskatoon Sanctum's angel's cradle idea put on hold (Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff)

Providence Health News - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 00:00

The organizers of a proposed Saskatoon program which would allow mothers to remain anonymous when turning over their newborns for care have pressed pause on their plans. 

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Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:19

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.

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Trick-or-treating kids at higher risk of traffic deaths, study shows (Dr. John Staples, SPH )

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:17

Traffic deaths spike among children who are trick-or-treating on Halloween, particularly among kids ages four to eight, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. 

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Portland Hotel Society boss resigns as payroll chaos dogs employees (VCH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:42

The executive director of the Portland Hotel Society is resigning after less than two years on the job, as struggles continue with a new payroll system that has consistently delivered inaccurate payments.

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New palliative care hub opens in North Vancouver (VCH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:39

People experiencing a life-threatening illness shouldn’t have to contend with their quality of life being threatened as well.

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Crossing the Street May Be Scariest Part of Halloween (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:36

Trick-or-treaters and other pedestrians should be particularly careful on October 31, as the average Halloween night resulted in four additional pedestrian deaths in the U.S., with the sharpest increase seen among young children, according to an analysis of 42 years of data.

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Kids are 10 times more likely be killed in car crashes on Halloween (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:30

Kids are more likely to die in car crashes on Halloween than any other night of the year, a new study from UBC suggests.

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VIU researchers develop method for detecting lethal fentanyl levels (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:21

A team of researchers from Vancouver Island University have made a breakthrough that could save lives amid B.C.’s opioid epidemic.

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London Drugs owner donates $6.5 million to new St. Paul's Hospital (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:09

British Columbia’s Louie Family has made a contribution of $6.5 million to help support the construction of the provincial Heart Centre within the new St. Paul’s Hospital in the False Creek Flats, near SkyTrain’s Main Street-Science World Station.

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Castlegar man finds kidney donor in co-worker (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:26

A Castlegar man has a new lease on life thanks to a co-worker he barely knew.

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Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses (Crosstown, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:13

Vancouver, Canada’s supervised injection sites offer people a safer place to use, often helping those with a long history of addiction who don’t respond to oral treatments like methadone and Suboxone.

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Children at higher risk of being hurt or killed on Halloween, study finds (Dr. John Staples, SPH )

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:48

Parents have long worried about the risks of sending their children out trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Study finds kids 10 times more likely to be killed by vehicles on Halloween (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:28

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year but what’s scarier than ghosts and goblins at your door? Not taking road safety seriously.

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Halloween parties and kids on the streets are a deadly combo: UBC-led traffic study (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:17

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, and children face the greatest danger.

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Halloween the deadliest day for young kids, UBC pedestrian safety study says (John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:46

Young children are more likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year, according to a new study.

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