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Youth centre breaks walls (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:15

Renovation work is underway at the Penticton youth centre on Main Street, with a ceremony held Monday allowing youth to help out.

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UBC appoints Canada’s first cannabis professor (Dr. M-J Milloy. BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:52

UBC has appointed the country’s first professorship in the field of cannabis research.

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Gay men who use crystal meth need integrated care (Dr. Rob Knight, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:27

The use of cheap and potent crystal methamphetamine (meth) is reaching a “crisis point in Canada” and globally, replacing opioids as the drug of choice in some areas.

 

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Doctors call for more education when it comes to prescribing cannabis (Dr. M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:53

In the fall of 2018, third-year medical student Yipeng Ge experienced a pot-related emergency-room consult at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. 

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Last chance to apply for False Creek Flats community panel (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:43

There are just a few days left for residents and businesses to apply to be a part of the committee that will help determine the arterial route through the False Creek Flats.

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Looking back at 50 years of organ transplants in B.C. (Dr. David Landsberg)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:31

This year marks 50 years since the first organ transplant in B.C. and much has changed in the medical world since then.

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James Travers foreign correspondent fellowship to be revealed this week (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:27

The recipient of the 2019 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship will be announced on Dec. 11 in Centre Block.

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Researchers push for ban on strongest drugs as opioid overdose crisis continues (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:15

A Toronto doctor and a Halifax lawyer say it's time Canada's health minister takes power opioids away from doctors.

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Richmond mom living the dream, against the odds (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:46

Ask Richmond mom Hayley Atkinson what the  Lights  of  Hope  mean  to  her,  and  she’ll  say,  “Everything.” 

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Dr. Julio Montaner and Robert Hogg: Clear evidence of political failure in worldwide resurgence of AIDS (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:32

As we mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we need to come to grips with a devastating reality — the end of AIDS may fail to materialize. As global leaders gathered in Buenos Aires last week, AIDS did not appear to be on their radar, let alone the agenda.

 

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Groundbreaking Dementia Treatment (Jo-Ann Tait)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:20

CTV News coverage of the groundbreaking dementia treatment and the Montessori approach for ederly care at Youville Residence.

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Statistics Canada tracks cannabis black market since legalization with city sewage (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:43

Statistics Canada is using a unique way of tracking the black market in cannabis since legalization: analyzing the sewage of five cities to determine how much pot residents are consuming.

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Foundry Prince George Educates About Youth Mental Health (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:33

Foundry Prince George is hosting an information night to educate families, youth and their caregivers about mental wellness and suicide in youth.

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Impasse between Fraser Health and hospice continues as dying patients are shuffled around (MAiD, PHC)

Providence Health News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:58

A year after Fraser Health told hospices and other care facilities to stop transferring clients for medically assisted deaths, the Delta Hospice Society continues to openly defy the edict.

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St. Paul’s Lights of Hope campaign has a bigger heart than you might expect (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:51

Thousands of people recently took to the streets to watch St. Paul’s Hospital light up with over 200 twinkling stars and an impressive fireworks display to match.

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St. Paul’s Hospital lights up fundraising drive (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:48

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is aiming to be a “light of hope” for Vancouver patients this Christmas season.

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World AIDS Day not necessarily an occasion to celebrate, says local researcher (Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:51

It’s been thirty years since World AIDS Day was launched – something that is marked every year on December 1st.

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What you need to know about CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabis chemical (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Providence Health News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:07

CBD, a chemical found in cannabis, is a newly popular ingredient used for everything from beauty products to therapies to treat chronic pain.

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What you need to know about HIV/AIDS today (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

More than 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. In the early days of HIV and AIDS, there was enormous fear and discrimination — to the extent that in British Columbia politicians debated quarantining individuals with HIV.

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December 1st is World AIDS Day - Know Your Status (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

December 1st is World AIDS Day.

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