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Hospital staff boogie for new mammogram machine

By dancing, Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) staff raised enough money to purchase a new digital mammography machine for the hospital. MSJ  is the busiest breast surgical centre in B.C.

The Night Shift

first incentre dialysis program in BC

The first in-centre nocturnal dialysis program in B.C., currently being piloted at St. Paul’s Hospital, holds promise as a real life-changer for kidney patients.

A chain of faith, a gift of life

Jacqueline Nemeth was born with two kidneys, but today she has four — and she has no idea who the other two came from. What she does know is that organ donations from two complete strangers have saved her life, twice. And that a national program, the Living Donor Paired Exchange, is making these anonymous gifts possible for others like her. “It’s really opened up opportunities for recipients to search through all of Canada,” Nemeth said, sitting in St. Paul’s hospital with her husband Joe just six weeks after her second transplant.

Breaking through the silence; St. Paul's Hospital marks 30th anniversary of the first cochlear implant in Canada

On November 5, 2012, 23-year old Justine Haines came to St. Paul’s Hospital’s audiology department hoping to realize a dream.  With her son in tow, Haines had a very specific goal – she wanted to be able to hear when her son cried.

Vancouver Psychiatrist Conducts Field Trips to Speak with Patients

The psychiatrist sees right away that there is reason to be concerned for the young occupant of a tiny, eastside SRO. Dirty clothes and used needles litter its 100 square feet and the pungent smell of human waste wafts through the doorway.

Abandonment issue: Unique Angel’s Cradle hospital’s way to save unwanted newborns

Angel’s Cradle at St. Paul’s offers desperate mothers a safe place to act on the heart-wrenching decision to give up their babies.

'My son needs me': Kidney donor desperately sought for single mom (Dr. David Landsberg)

A single mother is hopeful that she'll find a living donor to buy her more time with her young son.

Two new health-care centres proposed for the Downtown Eastside amid a host of service changes on the way (Dr. Evan Wood)

During the past five years, mental-health and addiction problems have simultaneously intensified in Vancouver, and to shocking extents.

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