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New opioid treatment clinic coming; core communities likely location (Dr. Scott MacDonald, Crosstown Clinic)

A new clinic giving access to a drug similar to prescription heroin is likely heading to Edmonton’s inner city. 

New opioid treatment clinic coming; core communities likely location (Dr. Scott MacDonald)

A new clinic giving access to a drug similar to prescription heroin is likely heading to Edmonton’s inner city. 

Train healthcare providers and reduce stigma to tackle opioid crisis, says B.C. doctor (Dr. Evan Wood)

This week, the federal government announced that it would make a $231-million investment to address the opioid crisis nationally, as part of the Liberal government's budget.

A special village for patients with dementia to be built in Vancouver (Jo-Ann Tait)

The tiny Dutch village of Hogewey is inhabited entirely by elderly people suffering from dementia.

MAiD should be an option for those getting care in hospice

“Death is a Long, Long Sleep. Sleep is a Short, Short Death.” This is my favourite classical round, by Joseph Haydn. I love a good night’s sleep plus an afternoon nap. I’ll power nap on road trips and own a nightshirt that shouts “Queen of Naps.” Like most of us mortals, when my time comes, I want to die peacefully in my sleep.

Canada's first 'dementia village' is set to open its doors in Langley, B.C. next year

Canada’s first community designed specifically for people with dementia is opening next year in Langley.

Providence Health Care Looks At Creating Dementia Village in Vancouver

What does growing old look like? For many of us, growing older means a decline in physical capacity, and more increasingly, cognitive ability. According to current projections, 65 million people in the developed world are expected to have dementia by 2030, and then close to 100 million 20 years after that. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, their family often goes to great lengths to keep them at home before ultimately finding a care home for them. Those care homes often do not specialize in dealing with patients with dementia, but it is often a safer alternative than the patient staying at home.

Desperate attempt for kidney pushes Kelowna man's search overseas (Dr. David Landsberg)

A 32-year-old Kelowna man with a history of what doctors call “bad luck” is making one last desperate attempt to find a kidney match. Jes Jaswal, who has lived more than half his life with no kidneys, is expanding his search to India and China.

HIV pre-exposure drug approved for funding in B.C., but barriers remain (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Oren Adamson received a prescription for pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment in July of last year. Also known as PrEP, the once daily pill is believed to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by more than 90 per cent.

B.C.’s opioid crisis is touching fathers, co-workers, friends, and many others you know (Nancy Chow)

When people think of the opioid crisis, they often think of the Downtown Eastside

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