April 24, 2017

UBC study shows drug created from malaria parasite can help treat bladder cancer

Mads Daugaard, senior research scientist at VCHRI, said this is the first study researchers used malaria proteins for cancer therapy into a direct clinical context.

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April 24, 2017

Overdose-prevention sites join Insite in extending hours during welfare-check weeks

Overdose-prevention sites in the DTES will be open 24 hours for three days during cheque week. Hours at Insite also mentioned.

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April 23, 2017

‘It’s a really diverse population that’s being affected’: B.C. overdoses killing non-addicts, partiers

The pattern of overdoses in B.C. is reframing the fentanyl crisis: It’s not just about addicts any more, according to Dr. Evan Wood, director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use.

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April 20, 2017

9 Dedicated Dogs with Amazing Jobs

Featured as #8 on the list, Angus the springer spaniel is trained to sniff out the highly contagious bacteria Clostridium difficile, commonly called C. diff at VGH.

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April 13, 2017

Medical system’s missing a link

The Seafair Medical Centre, in Seafair Shopping Centre on No. 1 and Francis roads, has closed after 25 years of operation due to a shortage of doctors.

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April 20, 2017

Collaborative Contracting Takes Off In Public And Private Sectors

VCH has applied collaborative, relational approaches to contracting for healthcare services in order to provide a sustainable healthcare system in Canada.

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April 21, 2017

A grain of rice, a full-sized life for PoCo’s Aleisha Sadorsky

Aleisha Sadorsky received a rare transplant in an operation at VGH. She is one of a few people on Earth — and the only known patient in Canada — to have undergone the procedure to implant a parathyroid gland.

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April 14, 2017

Regional district briefs: Recommends Texada clinic upgrades

Upgrades to the Texada Island Medical Clinic were recommended to address VCH’s concerns over infection control standards with the current facility.

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April 21, 2017

Richmond candidates put finger on healthcare pulse

The new tower at Richmond Hospital, walk-in clinics closing and the need for community health centres were all top of mind for key members of the three principal parties

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April 20, 2017

“Shorncliffe and Totem will remain open” – NDP disputes statement

Mathew Wilson discusses issues in the Sunshine Coast including seniors’ health care and jobs at Shorncliffe and Totem.

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