Providence In The News

Woman and baby alive after medical drama unfolds at St. Paul’s Hospital

It was a medical emergency fit for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy — Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital managed to save a young, pregnant woman and her baby after the mom went into sudden heart failure.

Santa Ono shares personal struggle at student mental health summit (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Last month, UBC President Santa Ono spoke about his personal struggle with suicide at the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit. Co-led by the BC Canadian Mental Health Association and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, the event aimed to improve campus mental wellness through collaboration between students, professionals, faculty, administrators and community partners.

Follow the data, governor: sites for injections work (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

LAST SPRING, AFTER signing legislation aimed at curbing opioid abuse at a State House ceremony, Governor Charlie Baker broke down in tears.

Liberal Party promises to renovate the facility for patients' family at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

Kim Jee Chan Logan, Liberal Party candidate for Vancouver-Kensington, announced on Tuesday the Liberal Party has the plan to renovate the facility for patients' attending family members at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

Vancouver's Julio Montaner to receive $100,000 Killam Prize for groundbreaking lifetime work in HIV/AIDS research

One of the world's leading HIV/AIDS researchers, who is from Vancouver, will be among this year's recipients of the Killam Prize.

Overdoses Hit All-Time High In British Columbia On Welfare Wednesday (Crosstown Clinic)

Drug overdose calls in British Columbia hit a new high last Wednesday.

Opioid addicts turn to psychedelic plants to treat withdrawal, but doctors warn of risks (Dr. Evan Wood)

​Maria Michaelides, 36, thought there was no way out.

On the campaign trail with: Spencer Chandra Herbert, BC NDP (The new St. Paul's)

Spencer Chandra Herbert is marshalling his volunteers and gathering up signs, twine and brochures when Metro catches up with the incumbent candidate for Vancouver-West End.

B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner is among a group of scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities.

Opinion: A failed B.C. emergency response, and the dying continues (Dr. Michael Krausz)

It has been a year since the chief medical health officer for B.C., Dr. Perry Kendall, declared a state of emergency over the province’s overdose crisis. The death toll continues to climb a year later, with 347 deaths in the first quarter of 2017. The response to the crisis has clearly failed. Despite the heroic efforts of first responders, local communities, and non-profits, the response has not stemmed the tide. This failure has deeps roots in the lack of political leadership and will to make the decisions necessary to rein in the crisis. 

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