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New B.C. HIV centre director has spent decades studying the virus (Dr. Zabrina Brumme)

Since high school, Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been fascinated with HIV, the “simple yet adaptable” virus that takes on drugs and the body’s immune system alike.

Peer support workers on front lines of the OD crisis need support too: Experts (BCCSU)

Trey Helten has known almost every one of the 50 or so people he has treated for overdoses on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside since February.

Town Talk: Indigenous feast kicks off Harmony Arts Festival (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Cantonese opera master Hoi Seng Leong appeared at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden recently with Yuk Fung Cheung, who is a student at his Richmond-based academy. 

Why stop at weed? Kamloops doctor wants to see more drugs made legal (BCCSU)

A Kamloops emergency room doctor predicts after the legalization of marijuana, the government will move on to magic mushrooms — and he’s in favour of it.

‘Knitter extraordinaire’ Janis Waller has died (SPH)

Between January and September of last year, Janis Waller knit more than 200 baby hats and donated them to St. Paul’s Hospital, with each hat taking about 90 minutes to create.

B.C. celebrates 500th heart transplant (500th Heart Transplant)

A major milestone is being celebrated in the province today after B.C.’s 500th heart transplant was completed. As Aaron McArthur reports, this important step is a reminder about how important it is to sign up to be an organ donor. 

A heartening milestone: B.C. marks 500th heart transplant (500th heart transplant)

British Columbia is marking a medical milestone, and one health advocates hope heartens the public’s enthusiasm for organ donation.

Vancouverite receives 500th heart transplant in B.C. (500th heart transplant)

Organ donors, transplant recipients and healthcare workers gathered at St. Paul's Hospital today to celebrate B.C.'s 500th heart transplant.

B.C.'s 500th heart transplant recipient Marc Bains (500th heart transplant)

After living with heart failure for 10 years, Marc Bains received his new, healthy heart in June. Organ donors, transplant recipients, and healthcare workers celebrated today at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

500 heart transplants are being celebrated in Vancouver (500th heart transplant)

500 heart transplants are being celebrated in Vancouver!

For Parksville transplant recipient, life is all heart (500th heart transplant)

Parksville’s Ron Wakefield was knocking on death’s door two years ago when a heart transplant changed everything.

BC reaches heart transplant milestone -- the 500th recipient

BC's Health Minister Adrian Dix is applauding a major milestone reached in the province.  It's been 30 years since heart transplants began being performed in B.C., and now the 500th patient has received the life-saving surgery.

Milestone all about heart (500th heart transplant)

British Columbia has passed an amazing healthcare marker after a 33-year-old Vancouver man who suffered from heart failure got a second chance at life after receiving the 500th heart transplant performed in B.C.

BC celebrates 500 heart transplants (500th heart transplant)

“The Provincial Health Services Authority celebrated the 500th person in BC history to have received a heart transplant at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver at noon yesterday.”

Interior Health announces new CEO

Interior Health named Susan Brown as its new president and CEO on Tuesday.

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