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Photos: St. Paul's Hospital sparkles with Lights of Hope

The spectacular display returns to St. Paul's Hospital for the 17th year, running until January 12, 2015.

Burnaby surgeons blast funding and cites cause of long surgical waitlist (Providence Health Care)

Burnaby Hospital took another hit today but this time from their own surgeons, who say they have lost confidence in the management of Fraser Health Authority when it comes to the unacceptably long surgical waitlists.

What is being done about Vancouver’s mental health crisis?

More than a year after a mental health crisis was declared in Vancouver by the city’s mayor and police chief, has anything changed?

Heart transplant recipients can face serious distress from post-surgery identity issues, study suggests

It was soon after her July 2005 heart transplant that Jean Higgins, under treatment for a complication of the surgery, began to question the new organ beating inside her chest.

Turning the Tide: A strategic battle against HIV/AIDS (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, cell phone clasped to one ear, impatiently waits outside the Comox Street entranceway to Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.

Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine trial suspended

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink has been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure after four patients complained of joint pains, the University of Geneva Hospital said on Thursday.

Canada's new sex-work laws ramp up risk for workers (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Bill C-36 came into effect on December 6, and already sex-work advocates and researchers are seeing negative effects on sex workers’ health and safety.

Make HAART therapy universally accessible to those living with HIV (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Twenty years ago, when I was treating a patient who was HIV-infected, I would have to advise them of personal considerations such as shortened life span and risk of transmitting the virus to sexual partners or during childbirth.

Plans to reopen Riverview create hope for Downtown Eastside (St. Paul's Hospital)

The B.C. government has plans to reopen parts of the old Riverview Hospital to increase mental health services for the province.

Vancouver hospice gets a much-needed facelift

A historic Downtown Eastside hospice that has fallen into disrepair after decades of providing final comforts to many of Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents is slated for revitalization thanks to a partnership between The Bloom Group, a non-profit organization in the community, and Cutler interior design.

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