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'Please tell the truth about why I died': Dad shares teen's mental health struggle (Dr. Steve Mathias)

The father of a Kelowna, B.C. teenager who died by suicide last fall is speaking out on Bell Let’s Talk day, saying it was his daughter’s wish that her parents talk about why she took her own life.

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.

Providence Health Care and Pivot Legal Society welcome Health Canada’s amendments to allow access to medical heroin

Providence Health Care, which operates the Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver Canada, and Pivot Legal Society, said this week’s announcement by Health Canada that once again allows doctors to prescribe diacetylmorphine – or pharmaceutical-grade heroin – under Health Canada’s Special Access Program is an important step forward in the treatment of chronic opioid dependence.

Allowing access to diacetylmorphine, or medical heroin, to patients who need it, ensures that life-saving treatments get delivered to vulnerable people suffering from chronic opioid use.

Vancouver doctor performs three heart transplants in 24 hours (Dr. Anson Cheung)

As a surgeon, Dr. Anson Cheung is used to putting in long hours in the operating room at St. Paul’s Hospital, performing life-saving surgery on critically-ill patients.

Jazz Musician, 91, Who Played with Duke Ellington, Now Entertains Residents at Seniors' Home

In a Vancouver seniors' care facility, several elderly residents and staff go about their business in the main foyer area. In the corner, Eve Duke, 91, plays a couple of songs on the grand piano. 

Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises (Crosstown Clinic)

Dave Napio started doing heroin over four decades ago, at 11 years old. Like many addicts these days, he heads to Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside neighborhood when he needs a fix.

St. Paul's Hospital tackling 'growing crisis' of heart condition in first nations with hiring of new chair

St. Paul's Hospital now has a research chair dedicated exclusively to the heart health of B.C.'s Aboriginal population.

St. Paul’s experiments with new kind of patient care

Long before construction starts on its new location, St. Paul’s Hospital is already experimenting with a new kind of patient care. Randene Neill explains why it’s unlike anything patients have seen before.

St. Paul’s develops a more reliable Alzheimer’s test

Mario Gregorio will sometimes go to heat a cup of water for tea only to find there’s a cup already in the microwave.

St. Paul's Hospital heart-transplant program celebrates 20th anniversary

“I get two birthdays,” says Diana Van Vliet.

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