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Pay drug users for their knowledge (VCH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:01

Drug users are often the first responders to an overdose and should be paid fairly for their contributions to research, service delivery and overdose prevention activities, says a report.

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Vancouver mayoral candidates square off in a debate (New St. Paul's)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:54

There are less than three weeks until people head to the polls in the next municipal election.

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Could decriminalization be the answer to B.C.’s overdose crisis (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00

Jordan McBain Miller was just 25 when he died in 2014. The young man from Pender Island, B.C. had recently started his own business installing wood stoves. He injured his back while working and was prescribed oxycodone for the pain.

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NDP dragging its feet in opioid crisis response: Liberals (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00

The BC NDP government’s delays in providing a greater range of addiction recovery options in the face of the overdose crisis are putting lives at risk, the BC Liberal opposition critic for mental health and addictions said October 2. 

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Western professor helps in development of HIV cure (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00

Dr. Art Poon, assistant professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, in partnership with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, has developed a new method for dating hibernating HIV strains within infected persons: an important step towards the development of an effective HIV cure.

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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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