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PNE board of directors says no to 4/20 in 2020 (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:07

The PNE won't be hosting Vancouver's annual 4/20 event in 2020 if the exhibition's board of directors gets its way.

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Canada Adopts A New Implant To Treat Opioid Addiction (Dr. Seonaid Nolan, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:02

 

In Canada, people who are addicted to opioids will now be able to get an implant, a device as small as a match with a synthetic substitute buprenorphine to combat their addiction.

 

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Digital Technology Supercluster will help solve pressing challenges in health care (PHC)

Providence Health News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 09:57

The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, creating good jobs and keeping Canada competitive. That is why the Government has teamed up with small, medium-sized and large companies; academic institutions; and not-for-profit organizations to develop major engines of growth and job creation under the Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

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The Canadian who invented the way to not die of AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 08:30

Dr. Julio Montaner literally caused thousands of AIDS patients to rise from their death beds.

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One year of preventing new HIV infections throughout B.C. (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:44

Thousands of people at the highest risk of acquiring HIV in B.C. are benefiting after a successful year since government expanded coverage for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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What experts are saying about the death of actor Luke Perry (Dr. Charles Tai)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 08:58

Discover what experts are saying about the death of actor Luke Perry.

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Signs of a stroke (Dr. Charles Tai)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 08:39

Breaking down the signs of a stroke.

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Physicians to try six-month implant treatment to treat addiction to opioids (Dr. Seonaid Nolan, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 08:34

Canadians addicted to opioids may be eligible for an implant that provides an ongoing low dose of medication for six months, with the potential for treatment for up to a year when a new implant is placed in the opposite arm.

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Six-month implant newest option to treat addiction amid opioid crisis (Dr. Seonaid Nolan, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 15:21

Canadians addicted to opioids may be eligible for an implant that provides an ongoing low dose of medication for six months, with the potential for treatment for up to a year when a new implant is placed in the opposite arm.

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Drs. Evan Wood and Keith Ahamad: Regulating heroin would improve public health and safety (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 19:21

As a result of the emergence of fentanyl into the heroin market, record numbers of our fellow British Columbians continue to die needlessly of overdoses while addiction to opioids continues to spread in the province because of the marketing practices and profit motive of organized crime.

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Western newsletter: Whales, a pipeline and the case of the disappearing salmon (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 19:21

For decades, what Canadian scientists don’t know about salmon simply added to the mystique of one of British Columbia’s most iconic fish.

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Westbank’s Bjarke Ingels-designed office tower goes to open house (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:18

Westbank’s rezoning application for its unusual S-shaped, 17-storey, Bjarke Ingels-designed office tower envisioned for 720 Beatty St. goes before an open house March 11.

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Cardiac arrest kills most victims outside the hospital. Could an artificial heart-lung machine help? (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:14

Real-life medical theater doesn't get much more dramatic: A 66-year-old tourist collapsed in the Louvre in Paris, in front of a painting by Eugène Delacroix. 

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Volunteer gives $20K (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:12

Local Penticton resident and frequent volunteer at many local charities Chris Grauer has donated $20,000 to the Foundry Penticton Youth Centre project, squeaking his contribution ahead of the deadline for a donation-matching program that ends Thursday at midnight. 

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