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PREVIEW: Heroin for Patients (Providence Health Care)

Global's 16x9 released two preview videos this week for their documentary airing this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Brazil’s ambitious HIV treatment plan based on Canadian concept (Dr. Julio Montaner)

They make several furtive passes of the front door of Pela Vidda before they duck inside and mumble a request at the front desk. 

Oxygen may not help heart attack victims (Dr. Dion Stub)

Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests.

16×9: Life at the end of the needle (Providence Health Care)

We are following Kevin, a heroin addict in his 50s, down a rainy Vancouver street and it’s hard to keep up.

Brain stimulation therapy can help major depression when medications fail: doctors

Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe depression that doesn't respond to standard antidepressant medications and psychotherapy.

Known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, the treatment “exercises” an area of the brain thought to be underactive in people with depression.

Could new approach to seniors save Canada's health-care system? Top doctor says yes

The future of Canada’s health system depends on rethinking the way seniors are cared for, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Tuesday.

The CMA is calling for a national seniors strategy that would get elderly patients with chronic ailments out of hospitals and into institutions and programs better suited to their needs.

Restructuring the health system through a seniors strategy could save it, said association president Dr. Chris Simpson.

Elizabeth Payne reports

Shelter from the storm (Dr. Anita Palepu, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences)

After a day of heavy rainfall, the Downtown Eastside is strangely deserted.

Who’s doing the most to improve quality and safety in health care? Find out here (Providence Health Care)

As in past years,  I was one of the judges this year in a B.C. patient safety and quality care competition.

Luster of B.C. bonds dulls under weight of provincial debt (St. Paul's Hospital)

Bond traders in North America’s financial markets are adding to the pressure on the B.C. government to pare back debt to maintain its top-level credit rating with Moody’s Investor Service.

St. Paul's Lights of Hope fireworks show

On November 27, thousands of Vancouverites and tourists will gather around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver.

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