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London Drugs family gives $6.5 million for cardiac wing in new St. Paul's Hospital (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:25

The cardiac centre at the new St. Paul’s Hospital will be named the Tong Louie Cardiac Wing in recognition of a $6.5-million donation from the Vancouver family that owns London Drugs, it was announced Tuesday.

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Generations of charity behind $6.5-million St. Paul's Hospital donation (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:52

The London Drugs and Tong and Geraldine Louie Foundations have injected $6.5 million into St. Paul’s Foundation for the provincial heart centre at the new St. Paul’s hospital, which will be built in False Creek Flats.

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Nova Scotia’s Health Department says talks underway for province’s first overdose prevention site (PHC)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:42

At just 28 years of age, Matthew Bonn is living proof that access to treatment for addiction saves lives.

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The ‘Goop’ effect: Fads outweigh facts on social media (Tanya Choy, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:33

Health and diet fads being promoted on social media, including products like “flat tummy teas,” have nutritionists and marketing experts reminding consumers to beware.

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Anonymous donor steps up (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:19

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide a boost to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan’s fundraising drive for the Youth Resource Centre.

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London Drugs family gives $6.5 million for cardiac wing in new St. Paul's Hospital (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:17

The cardiac centre at the new St. Paul’s Hospital will be named the Tong Louie Cardiac Wing in recognition of a $6.5-million donation from the Vancouver family that owns London Drugs, it was announced today.

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Trick-or-Treating Pedestrian Fatalities: Awareness, Safety Interventions Can Reduce Risks (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:52

Trick-or-treating is a rite of passage for some, but has the potential to become deadly, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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China CDC and BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS renewed partnership reaffirms commitment to international collaboration in fight against HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:23

The National Centre for AIDS/STD Control / Prevention and Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCAIDS/China CDC) and British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) are renewing their partnership to tackle HIV/AIDS.

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Gala tonight for the "New St. Paul's Hospital" - even before it's officially approved (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:07

The B.C. government hasn’t yet announced cabinet and Treasury Board approval for the St. Paul’s Hospital redevelopment plan.

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Victoria mom desperate for second kidney after heartbreaking transplant result (Dr. David Landsberg, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:17

Victoria resident Drielle Tousignant is a pretty young woman with dark hair, bright eyes and a killer smile.

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Downtown Eastside's Dr. Christy Sutherland named one of Canada's top family physicians of 2018 (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 09:35

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) has named a Downtown Eastside doctor as one of its 2018 family physicians of the year.

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North Van dispensaries shutter following cannabis legalization (VCH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:07

Cannabis legalization came and went anti-climatically Wednesday on the North Shore.

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Needles, needles everywhere. Ideas for ridding Vancouver of them? Not so many (VCH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:02

More bins for used needles, more park rangers, more cleanups of parks to eliminate the risk of people and pets getting stabbed by discarded hypodermic needles.

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Pot is legal, but that doesn’t mean Canadians think other drugs should be (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:02

Marijuana became legal across Canada at midnight on Wednesday morning.

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Vancouver ER doctor says edibles remain a concern as Canada legalizes cannabis (Dr. Finkler, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:22

St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver is expecting an increase in visits to the emergency department now that cannabis has been legalized.

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Lights of Hope fireworks return to downtown Vancouver next month (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:14

Another Lights of Hope community celebration is just around the corner.

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Now that cannabis is legal, let's use it to tackle the opioid crisis (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:14

Authors: Stephanie Lake, PhD student in Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and M-J Milloy, Research Scientist, BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, UBC Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Drug users warned after synthetic cannabinoid found in fake Xanax (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:29

Health officials in Vancouver are warning drug users to be cautious after a synthetic cannabinoid was detected in a fake Xanax tablet at the Insite supervised injection site.

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An intro to synthetic cannabinoids, the dangerous drugs that have finally made their way to Vancouver (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:26

An unusual and dangerous drug was detected in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside today.

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How Vancouver’s Next Mayor Can Help End the Opioid Crisis (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:11

Five years after fentanyl came to British Columbia, the opioid epidemic keeps getting worse. Numbers released in August by the B.C. Coroners Service established a grim new record. 

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