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B.C. children's watchdog calls for help in preventing overdoses (VCH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:15

British Columbia's children's watchdog has released a report calling for comprehensive change after it says two dozen children between the ages of 10 and 18 died of drug overdoses last year.

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B.C. children’s watchdog calls for supervised drug-use sites for teens (VCH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:06

Youth in British Columbia who use illicit substances say they have no place to do so under supervision, prompting the province’s children’s watchdog to recommend the creation of supervised consumption spaces specifically for those under 18.

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Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it (Dr. Scott Lear)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:57

There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors.

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Lab samples being analyzed in Vancouver (SPH, PHC)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:35

The Yukon Hospital Corp. (YHC) began shipping routine microbiology samples to a Vancouver lab in a “phased approach” starting late last month, the Star has learned.

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Lights of Hope' campaign for St. Paul's Hospital begins (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:20

St. Paul’s Hospital is shining bright!

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Edwards' SAPIEN 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve Receives CE Mark (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:06

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced it has received CE Mark for the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system.

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60 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 18 (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:07

Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 60 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November 18.

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Fireworks light up sky over St. Paul’s for lights of hope (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:59

To mark the beginning of St. Paul’s Foundation’s 21st annual Lights of Hope giving campaign, fireworks and more than 100,000 sparkling lights lit up the night sky at St. Paul’s Hospital Friday evening.

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Researchers study how to better treat mental health problems for seniors and youth (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:12

SFU education and gerontology researcher David Kaufman has found that playing video games is good for the mental health of the elderly.

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YES Project coming along (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:09

The Penticton YES Project has revealed the renovation plans for their new spot in the 500 block of Main street, which will house Penticton's own Foundry youth resource centre. 

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The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Friday, Nov. 16 (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:00

As the Christmas season approaches, holiday lights are appearing all over Vancouver, and on Friday, one of the best lighting displays in the city comes to life: the Lights of Hope.

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27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 16 to 18 (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:56

Friday just feels so good! Start your weekend with these 27 events happening in Vancouver on Friday, November 16, Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. Lights of Hope, Hawkers Market, and more.

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Outpouring of support for Langford mom who needs a kidney transplant (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:36

31-year-old Drielle Tousignant is about to start dialysis as she waits for a kidney. Her first transplant in the spring failed due to a blood clot. It was donated by an acquaintance who had seen a poster shared by Tousignant and her family online.

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Watch 10km of 100,000 twinkling lights get lit next week at this breathtaking display (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:10

The Lights of Hope are set to twinkle for the first time this year at St.Paul’s Hospital on Friday, November 16.With the help of 150 hard-working volunteers and donated materials, the annual event takes an impressive six weeks to build. This year’s epic display will feature over 100,000 bulbs strung over 10km of lights.

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Ryan Beedie launches $50-million education initiative (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:05

Real estate developer Ryan Beedie on November 13 announced his biggest philanthropic endeavour yet – Beedie Luminaries.

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The 10 best places in Vancouver for Christmas photoshoots (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:43

If you’re like me, there’s a photoshoot opportunity everywhere you go. And with Christmas just around the corner, social media is about to flood with holiday-themed pictures far and wide.

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Opinion: Forcing Church out of medicine will worsen palliative care

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:38

“We are talking about a fundamental human right.” This is ethicist Arthur Schafer’s conclusion about Doreen Nowicki’s attempt to end her life with physician assistance at a facility operated by Covenant Health, Alberta’s Catholic health-care provider.

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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice of Compiègne's 100th anniversary solemnly observed (HF)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:36

Soldiers from Canada’s most recent war gathered with other veterans to remember the signing, 100 years ago, of the Armistice that ended the First World War on Sunday for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Grandview Park cenotaph on Commercial Drive.

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‘It hits the heart’: Trio of female air force veterans honoured at Vancouver ceremony (HF)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:21

It was a special Remembrance Day weekend for three veterans in Vancouver on Friday.

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How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe (CGSHE)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:11

Kerry Porth fondly remembers the day in 2013 when the Supreme Court of Canada made the landmark decision to strike down laws that criminalized doing sex work.

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