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B.C. AIDS therapy pioneer Julio Montaner appointed to the Order of Canada

Physician and researcher Julio Montaner has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in developing HIV/AIDS treatments and for establishing a new global standard of care, pioneered here in B.C.

Dr. Julio Montaner appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Just a month after B.C. recognized him for a lifetime of work in HIV/AIDS, the Governor General has appointed Dr. Julio Montaner as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Even mild stenosis linked to death in diabetes (St. Paul's Hospital)

An observational study showed that even modest coronary plaque causing no symptoms has a long-term impact on mortality and heart disease in diabetes.

Six tips to eat healthy for the holidays (Providence Health Care)

“Eat, drink and be merry” is synonymous with holiday festivities, but that doesn’t have to mean paying for it in the new year.

Service providers warn despite provincial efforts, mental health care stuck in crisis mode (St. Paul's Hospital)

At the end of an eventful year for mental health care in Vancouver, stakeholders say more should be done to address problems before they reach a crisis point.

New addiction medication Vivitrol studied in Vancouver (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new drug that could dramatically improve outcomes for people who are addicted to opioids or alcohol is being tested in Vancouver.

Opinion: Region’s health care in good hands

For the past four years, I have written in The Vancouver Sun at this time of year with a brief look at what the past 12 months have been like for Vancouver Coastal Health and the million-plus people we serve.

Internationally renowned AIDS trailblazer given cold shoulder by native Canada (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Dr. Julio Montaner is hailed worldwide for his critical contribution to combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS. His aggressive treatment methods are in the forefront in Africa, in Brazil, in China and in Europe. But what does he get from Canada's political leaders, outside his own province of British Columbia? A big, fat, collective cold shoulder.

New drug may block sun-related skin ageing (Providence Health Care)

Scientists are developing a drug that could ultimately prevent the gradual ageing of the skin, which is mostly caused by sun exposure.

Christmas fun at Variety (St. Paul's Hospital)

Variety has been busy spreading holiday cheer out in the community, celebrating two popular Christmas traditions we hold close to our hearts.

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