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Best of Vancouver 2018: Activities & Events (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Providence Health News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:00

Best way to learn about high achievers in Vancouver’s Latin American community:

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A reason for hope in the coroner's analysis of overdose deaths (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00

Buried within a tragic litany of data describing the dead, there is a grain of hope in the coroner’s analysis of 872 investigations into British Columbia’s illicit drug overdose deathsduring 2016 and 2017.

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App to help families plan loved ones’ care launches on National Seniors Day

Providence Health News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00

A mobile app that helps families manage the care of seniors living at home is being unveiled today (Oct. 1), National Seniors Day, at a launch event at Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.

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In Canada, some doctors are prescribing heroin to treat heroin addiction (Dr. Scott MacDonald, Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:00

Every day, Brent Olson travels some 20 minutes by train into Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighborhood. He has a degenerative hip disorder and uses a walker to get around. But there’s no way he’d miss this clinic appointment.

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How B.C. educators can play a role in addressing the opioid overdose crisis (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:00

Drug overdoses have killed 972 people in B.C. so far this year, according to the most recent statistics.

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On the front lines of B.C.'s overdose epidemic (VCH)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:00

A man lies motionless on the cold, wet pavement in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Outreach volunteers are crowded over him.

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Vancouver study finds barriers for women at overdose prevention sites (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:00

A new study on overdose prevention sites in Vancouver has found that women can face gendered or racialized barriers to accessing the sites.

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Concert sees ‘transformation’ in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:00

President and CEO Brian McCauley says Concert Properties has had its eye on the attractive False Creek Flats neighbourhood in Vancouver for some time as it focuses on areas undergoing transformations.

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Foundry Kelowna remains focused on helping youth one year after opening

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:32

A local centre offering mental health services and other supports for youth and their families celebrated one year of service this week.

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Fresh-food wholesalers and community groups argue about how to keep Produce Row in Strathcona (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

Fresh-food wholesalers along Malkin Drive in Strathcona, unofficially known as Produce Row, are worried about their future.

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John Horgan: Working hard to connect people to care (Seniors Care)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

People come first in this province. And people all over B.C. have been waiting too long to see a doctor or specialist, get quality seniors’ care, or get access to publicly funded diagnostic services. This week, we made important headway on our goal to deliver better, faster, access to public health care for everyone in B.C.

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Telus partners with Health Providers to improve health care for vulnerable people (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

Telus has committed $5 million dollars for future mobile clinics across the nation.

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Seniors being over-medicated a growing concern, says doctor (Seniors Care)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

Every day, Judy Renik opens a bag of pills — medication she needs every day to survive, and she takes a lot of them.

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North Vancouver hospital tower plans approved (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

Lions Gate Hospital will be building a $166-million six-storey acute care facility after plans received approval from government officials.

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Telus expands its mobile health unit for the country's homeless (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:00

Telus Health is expanding its mobile health “clinics-on-wheels” program providing primary health care to homeless and vulnerable people in major cities across Canada as part of its decade-long foray into the health-care field.

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One pill can prevent HIV. Can another prevent syphilis? (Dr. Mark Hull, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:00

Thousands of men in British Columbia are already taking pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (better known as PrEP) to reduce the risk of getting HIV. Now, two researchers in Vancouver are trying something new: PrEP for syphilis.

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Canada’s recreational cannabis market could hold key to future medicines (M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:00

The legalized cannabis market in Canada could hasten western adoption of plant-based medicines, opening up new frontiers in health care, advocates say.

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Canadian doctors trained overseas petition court to end 'system of exclusion' (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:00

After completing his medical degree in Poland, Canadian-born and raised Oliver Kostanski has spent the last five years trying to obtain residency in British Columbia.

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B.C. provincial government commits $240 million to improve care for seniors (Seniors Care)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:00

The provincial government is committing $240 million to improving care for seniors.

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B.C. seniors to get the hours of care they need as funding and staffing increased (Seniors Care)

Providence Health News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:00

The British Columbia government is increasing staffing levels in residential care homes to make sure seniors are getting the quality care they need and deserve, Premier John Horgan announced today.

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