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4/20 organizers prepared to pay more than ever for Sunset Beach event (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:30

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The organizers of the 4/20 gathering, which happens Friday at Sunset Beach, are emphasizing what measures they are taking to minimize damage to the park.

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Addictions minister ready to listen (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:40

Re: “B.C. families say they’re kept out of addiction treatment,” April 13.

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C-section culture needs to change, say B.C. doctors (CHÉOS)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:30

VANCOUVER - Cultural perception around birth and delivery may be at the heart of a statistic showing B.C. with the highest rate of babies delivered by caesarean section in the country, according to doctors and researchers.

 

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B.C. has highest C-section rate in Canada: report (CHÉOS & SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:20

B.C. has the highest number of babies delivered by caesarean section in the country and it continues to rise, a new report says.

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4/19 pot panel wants to clear the air regarding cannabis and youth (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00

On the eve of 4/20, CBC is hosting a panel to give kids and parents the information they need before anyone tokes up.

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Pot Precautions (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00

How do you know when you’ve had enough? What are the health risks associated with marijuana?

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Vernon man backs organ transplants (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00

Sid Adams is passionate about organ donation.

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Kelowna senior donates her kidney to save a life

Providence Health News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:02

Kelowna resident Traude Robertson looks upon reaching her 70s as making it to the final chapter of her life.

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Fred Lee's Social Network: Audain gallery gala shines, Looking Glass raises funds for eating disorders (SPH)

Providence Health News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 07:00

Gala chairs Sue Adams and Jacquie Prokopanko and a team of 22 committee members welcomed an impressive crowd to Illuminate, the Michael Audain Art Museum’s signature soirée. An opportunity to shine a spotlight on the impressive Whistler gallery, its supporters and B.C. artists, more than 350 patrons took in the dress-up dinner party that included dance performances by Arts Umbrella, Max Mara fashion show, and an exclusive live auction of one-of-a-kind experiences and coveted art.

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Give the gift of life (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:51

On Nov. 1, 2017, Sid Adams received a kidney through the living organ donor program at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. 

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It took 913 candles to celebrate just 9 birthdays at this care home (Mount Saint Joseph)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:59

Loo May King says her secret to longevity is eating lots of rice and chicken thighs.

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B.C. families say they’re sidelined from involvement in addiction treatment (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:54

VANCOUVER – Families with loved ones addicted to illicit drugs struggle to navigate British Columbia’s health-care system and are often prohibited from being involved in care because of privacy and confidentiality policies, says a woman who tried to help her daughter before she died.

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B.C. families say provincial health system shuts them out of loved ones’ addiction treatment (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:49

VANCOUVER—Families with loved ones addicted to illicit drugs say they struggle to navigate British Columbia’s health-care system and are often prohibited from being involved in treatment.

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Sing Tao News reports on 100th birthday celebrations at Mount Saint Joseph

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:28

Sing Tao News visited Mount Saint Joseph Hospital for the 100th birthday celebration of its residents.

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Ming Pao Daily News reports on 100th birthday celebrations at Mount Saint Joseph

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:24

Ming Pao Daily News reports on 100th birthday celebrations at Mount Saint Joseph

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B.C. mom calls on doctors to let parents help their addicted kids (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:18

A B.C. woman whose daughter died of a drug overdose is calling on the province to better involve family in addiction treatment.

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B.C. families say they’re often prevented from being involved in addiction treatment (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:11

Families with loved ones addicted to illicit drugs struggle to navigate British Columbia’s health-care system and are often prohibited from being involved in care because of privacy and confidentiality policies, says a woman who tried to help her daughter before she died.

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4/20 pot protest coinciding with day off for thousands of high schoolers (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:58

School officials in North Vancouver say it's an unfortunate coincidence that thousands of students will have the day off during 4/20, the annual marijuana protest that sees massive crowds gather to smoke pot.

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Calls to investigate drug manufacturers amid the opioid crisis (Dr. Mark McLean, RAAC)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00

There are growing calls on the federal government to investigate drug manufacturers for their roles in the deadly opioid crisis. As Aaron McArthur reports, many believe they should be held accountable.

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Centennials Celebrate (Mount Saint Joseph)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00

There was a birthday party in Vancouver to celebrate a group of seniors reaching a very special milestone that most of us will never see. Tom Walsh has the story.

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