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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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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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