The Canadian city where addicts are allowed to inject (Crosstown Clinic)

As the opioid crisis spreads across North America, the Canadian city of Vancouver is pioneering a radical approach to drug treatment - let addicts use.

Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

Saving Lives with Heroin (Crosstown Clinic)

For 30 years, Russell Cooper’s life was dominated by a crippling heroin addiction. He first tried it with a friend in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in his early 20s, and it made all his self-esteem and anxiety issues disappear. But the cost was the breakdown of his marriage, getting fired from his railroad job, and serving seven years in prison for robbing banks to support his habit.

Heater-cooler machine advisory

In response to an advisory issued by Health Canada, patients who had heart surgery, heart transplant surgery or lung transplant surgery in BC where heart-lung bypass was required are being notified of a small risk infection associated with the type of machine used to warm and cool blood during surgery, known as a heater-cooler machine.

Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV can be won

The government plans on spending $3.5 million more on AIDS research, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.

Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine

BGI at Shenzhen, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and partners plan joint research initiative

FRAUDULENT RECRUITMENT SCAM

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT RECRUITMENT SCAMS POSING AS PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE

St. Paul’s Hospital’s unique addiction fellowship program

Pictured left to right - Dr. Nikki Bozinoff, Dr. Christopher (Kit) Fairgrieve, Dr. Nadia Fairbairn, Dr. Erin Knight and Dr. Julius Elefante.

November 15-21 is National Addictions Awareness week. To celebrate we profiled the St. Paul's Hospital Goldcorp Addictions Medicine Fellowship

St. Paul’s first Canadian hospital to install latest generation CT scanner in ED

The $3.5 million donor-funded scanner provides faster life-saving diagnosis to the 13,871 patients needing CT scans at St. Paul’s emergency department each year

 

St. Paul’s Hospital impacted by brain drain

St. Paul’s Hospital is known around the province and Canada for its medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services and kidney care.

 

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