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Enzyme discovery holds promise for treatment of chronic wounds

Researchers at Providence Health Care have discovered an important clue toward a potential treatment strategy for chronic wounds. “One of the main problems affecting hospitals are non-healing skin wounds in elderly patients, obese patients, cancer patients, diabetics and pressure ulcers in quadriplegics. These wounds take a really long time to heal,” said Dr. David Granville, one of the researchers on the project.

Lenore Turton's Anorexia Case Has Doctors Worried Others Won't Seek Help

A report in the National Post this week that detailed the treatment of a patient suffering from acute anorexia in a Vancouver hospital has one of the province’s senior health officials concerned that others in urgent need of care may now be too frightened to seek help.

Kidney dialysis treatment

A study based at St. Paul’s Hospital shows the more patients are involved in their kidney dialysis treatment, the better the outcome. Elaine Yong explains.

Heart pumps work as 'bridge to transplant'

To support a failing heart, there are two general types of ventricular assist devices, long-term and short-term. Two cardiac surgeons - along with four other cardiologists - at St. Paul's Hospital perform all implantations of long-term devices in the province, under the B.C. Acute Heart Failure Program.

St Paul’s medical milestone

Thu, Aug 1 – St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver celebrated a transplant milestone today … kidney transplant number 2000. Linda Aylesworth reports. 

Evidence trumps ideology over public health benefits of Insite

It has been nearly 10 years since Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site opened and two years since the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously determined that it should remain open to protect public health.

More must be done to fight deadly hepatitis

Hepatitis is a frequent headline-maker in media and creates lots of online chat in blogs, tweets and posts. No wonder, given that this liver disease is potentially life-threatening. Despite all this attention, getting people tested and treated is still a challenge for public-health practitioners.

Q&A on medical ethics

Prof. Anita Ho talks about end of life care, unproven therapies and the difficulty with TV’s portrayal of medicine.

B.C. parents-to-be on royal birth

Vancouver parents-to-be share their thoughts on the royal birth with the CBC.

Study Reveals Decline in HIV Cases in Vancouver Drug Addicts

Harm reduction has resulted to seek a decline in illicit drug use. It has improved public safety as once Ground Zero for an HIV and overdose epidemic claimed many lives, according to a 15-year study of drug use in Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside.


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