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B.C. agency releases first guidelines on treating youth with opioid-use disorder (BCCSU)

The agency that oversees treatment of substance use and addiction in British Columbia has released new guidelines for treating young people with opioid-use disorder, emphasizing a range of pharmaceutical and counselling options and cautioning against traditional approaches such as detox alone.

Challenges treating opioid-addicted B.C. youth prompt new guidelines (BCCSU)

New guidelines aimed at improving treatment for opioid-addicted young people have been released by the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use.

Proposed rules for chronic pain treatments could create ‘crisis’ for patients (VCH)

VANCOUVER—For Kitsilano resident Leslie Park, managing her chronic back pain means finding a variety of ways to treat her symptoms — even if they might be unconventional.

She often jokingly refers to her local pharmacists, chiropractors and health supplement providers as her “doctors,” who she can go to when her physician isn’t available.

Complexities of treating opioid addicted B.C. youth prompt new guidelines (BCCSU)

VANCOUVER — New guidelines aimed at improving treatment for opioid-addicted young people have been released by the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, which says a lack of youth-focused treatment programs has created challenges in the province with the highest number of fatal overdoses.

Steele of Approval - St. Paul's Hospital & the Washington Capitals (Carol Dixon)

Lynda hands out the Steele of Approval…. to St. Paul’s Hospital for their volunteer-run clothing depot, and the Washington Capitals.

Association between tobacco smoking and drug-resistant tuberculosis (SPH & HLI)

Ming-Gui Wang, Wei-Wei Huang, Yu Wang, Yun-Xia Zhang, Miao-Miao Zhang, Shou-Quan Wu, Andrew J Sandford, Jian-Qing He

Keith Reynolds: B.C. should end public-private partnerships

Information released from persistent Freedom of Information requests shows that the province of British Columbia will pay an additional $3.7 billion as a result of contracts signed between 2003 and 2016. These contracts set out to deliver 17 infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships (P3s) rather than traditional procurement.

Nearly 3 out of 4 Canadian men are unhealthy (VCH)

Almost three quarters of Canadian men regularly show unhealthy habits, says a new study conducted by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. In B.C., the number is slightly lower, with just over 67 per cent of men being unhealthy.

Heart of Gold Gala 2018

More than 500 guests attended the Heart of Gold Gala at Parq Vancouver on June 1. Presented by Goldcorp in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the event raised over $900,000 to support women’s heart and brain health.

Plea during lean times from St. Paul's clothing depot leads to outpouring of support (SPH)

St. Paul’s Hospital’s emergency department had to discharge a male patient back to the street in just his stocking feet on one unfortunate occasion last week because its depot of donated clothing had become so depleted.

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