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Vancouver clinic turns long-time addicts from prescription heroin to abstinence

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00

Two long-time addicts have taken an unconventional road to sobriety: prescription heroin.

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Just how bad is all that sugar for your heart? (Dr. Scott Lear)

Providence Health News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00

Still nibbling Valentine’s Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?

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Death of dementia patient stirs Belgium euthanasia fears

Providence Health News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws.

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BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster awarded federal funding to transform Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:58

Initiative estimated to create 50,000 jobs and inject $15 billion in GDP into BC’s economy over 10 years

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UNBC Part Of BC Supercluster

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

It's another feather in UNBC's cap. It is part of a “supercluster” that will get access to $950 million in federal funding, which will be matched by industry. Specifically, UNBC is part of the “Digital Technology Supercluster,” one of five across the country focusing on different research.

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Winning B.C.-led supercluster bid to create thousands of B.C. jobs, says Province

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

British Columbia’s innovation ecosystem received a huge boost today with the selection of a B.C.-based digital supercluster consortium to share a portion of $950 million in federal innovation funding, announced Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston.

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AIs, oceans and proteins: Ottawa announces winners of $950 million 'supercluster' competition

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

The Trudeau government has unveiled the winners of a competition to form technology “superclusters” — a title that will guarantee the victors a piece of up to $950 million in federal funding.

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Something has to change, says mother of overdose victim (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

Squamish family says legislation should allow parents to have their children at risk held in care against their will

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Challenging the status quo to improve heart health in First Nations Communities (Jeff Reading, St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:00

Appointed two years ago as the inaugural First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Jeff Reading has led several major research and education initiatives to improve the well-being of First Nations communities.

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Risk of fatal car crash on 4/20 is 12% higher than a normal day: study (CHEOS)

Providence Health News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00

Fatal car crashes were up 12 per cent on the evening of 4/20 – the day marijuana users head out to get high on Parliament Hill and other public places.

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4/20 doubles risks of fatal road accidents: UBC study (CHEOS)

Providence Health News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00

As legislators draft Canada’s laws to legalize marijuana, a UBC researcher is encouraging them to pay special attention to the rules around consuming marijuana and driving.

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How opioid vending machines could fix Vancouver’s drug crisis (Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00

Overdoses killed 1,422 people in B.C. last year. For one doctor the solution is to “offer people the opportunity to get drugs that won’t kill them.”

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Controversial program gives 'prescription' heroin to users to shoot up (Dr. Scott MacDonald, Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:00

Safe-injection sites are not new. But health professionals in Vancouver, B.C. are taking it to a new level and actually providing 'prescription' heroin.

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Fatal crashes more likely during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration: study (Dr. John Staples, St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00

Drivers across the United States are significantly more likely to be in a fatal car crash in the hours immediately after annual 4/20 cannabis celebrations, according to a new UBC study of 25 years of official data.

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Fatal accidents see 'dramatic' spike after 4/20 celebrations, UBC analysis finds (CHEOS)

Providence Health News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00

The risk of a fatal accident among young drivers spikes by 38 per cent in the hours after 4/20 celebrations, according to new research from UBC and the University of Toronto.

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Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds (CHEOS)

Providence Health News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:00

April 20 is known as a popular “4/20” holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, but researchers argue that the festivities may have serious consequences, including an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes.

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At the heart of Canada’s fentanyl crisis, extreme efforts that U.S. cities may follow (Dr. Scott MacDonald, Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:00

Beneath a blue tarp that blocks out a gray sky, Jordanna Coleman inhales the smoke from a heated mixture of heroin and methamphetamine, sucking the addictive vapor deep into her lungs.

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Teammates save the life of Vancouver hockey player who suffers heart attack (Dr. Gordon Francis)

Providence Health News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:00

A young, seemingly fit Vancouver lawyer, was playing hockey when he suffered a heart attack but his teammates stepped in to save his life. Global News interviews St. Paul's Hospital cardiologist Dr. Gordon Francis.

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Town Talk: Gala raises $900,115 for Mount St. Joseph Hospital

Providence Health News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:00

While gamblers’ dreams fizzled in the Parq casino recently, the St. Paul’s Foundation raked in a $900,115 jackpot several floors above. 

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Canadian facility offers answers on supervised consumption sites (Crosstown Clinic)

Providence Health News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00

As Issaquah debates a ban, Vancouver’s Insite sheds light on the real impact of giving people a place to safely take drugs.

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