September 20, 2017

Vancouver police apprehensions under the Mental Health Act fall sharply after a long climb

The number of people that VPD officers detain under the B.C. Mental Health Act has declined in recent years. Mention of VCH’s ACT program.

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September 20, 2017

Scientists find E. coli spewing from pipe into False Creek

A citizen science group’s tests revealed E. coli levels were 10 times the level deemed safe for swimming by VCH.

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September 21, 2017

How much lead is in the water at your child’s school? Our database will tell you

The first round of lead test results showed more than half of B.C.’s 60 school districts had unsafe levels of lead in drinking water sources in 2016 and early 2017.

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September 21, 2017

Bring drug overdose plan to B.C. interior

To reduce overdose deaths, VCH plans to track patients to make sure they are taking their prescribed opioids. With quotes from Rolando Barrios, assistant director at VCH.

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September 21, 2017

Casa Mia Redevelopment Plans Move Forward

Revised rezoning application for redevelopment of Casa Mia is expected to go to public hearing for consideration later this fall. VCH’s partnership with Care Group mentioned.

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September 19, 2017

Gabor Maté To Speak On Addictions And Healing From Trauma

Dr. Gabor Maté, who worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site, will be presenting a talk based on his latest book.

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September 13, 2017

Suicide-prevention campaign launches

Suicide is a big issue in Powell River, according to VCH medical health officer Paul Martiquet.

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September 19, 2017

AstraZeneca : asthma drug does well in late stage trials

Mark FitzGerald, MD, Director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health at VCHRI is the principal investigator of the study for patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma.

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September 19, 2017

Dietitian Shannon Smith advises on how to beat stress-related digestive problems

Registered dietitian Shannon Smith, who interned with VCH, shares her best tips to reduce stress-related digestive problems.

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September 19, 2017

Eat yourself healthy: Advice from experts on heart health and diet

“If you’re the sort of person who only reads the first few paragraphs of a long story, here it is in a nutshell: Add a few servings of fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts to your diet and they’re almost certainly going to be better for you than whatever they displace.” With quotes from Dr. Scott Lear of SFU and Providence Health Care.

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