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At the heart of Canada’s fentanyl crisis, extreme efforts that U.S. cities may follow (Dr. Scott MacDonald, Crosstown Clinic)

Beneath a blue tarp that blocks out a gray sky, Jordanna Coleman inhales the smoke from a heated mixture of heroin and methamphetamine, sucking the addictive vapor deep into her lungs.

Coroner's inquest into fatal shooting of mentally ill man returns with 29 recommendations

A coroner's jury has released 29 recommendations from the inquest into the 2014 police shooting of a mentally ill man in Vancouver.

Teammates save the life of Vancouver hockey player who suffers heart attack (Dr. Gordon Francis)

A young, seemingly fit Vancouver lawyer, was playing hockey when he suffered a heart attack but his teammates stepped in to save his life. Global News interviews St. Paul's Hospital cardiologist Dr. Gordon Francis.

Town Talk: Gala raises $900,115 for Mount St. Joseph Hospital

While gamblers’ dreams fizzled in the Parq casino recently, the St. Paul’s Foundation raked in a $900,115 jackpot several floors above. 

Canadian facility offers answers on supervised consumption sites (Crosstown Clinic)

As Issaquah debates a ban, Vancouver’s Insite sheds light on the real impact of giving people a place to safely take drugs.

B.C. announces $20M in support for Indigenous communities battling overdoses

B.C. has announced $20 million over three years for First Nations communities struggling with the drug-overdose crisis that’s disproportionately affecting Indigenous communities.

Yukon union, hospital corporation dispute implications of new lab contract (St. Paul's Hospital)

The Yukon Employees’ Union is concerned about what it says is a plan to close the microbiology lab at Whitehorse General Hospital in favour of sending samples to a Vancouver hospital.

Parnell: Eating Disorders Week virtually ignored (St. Paul's Hospital)

Today marks the end of Eating Disorder Awareness Week and those who are fighting this mental health related issue appear to be doing it on their own.

Why HIV prevention is still out of reach for many people in rural BC (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

PrEP may be free now, but who can access it?

Why heart disease is often missed in women: The myth of the 'widowmaker' (Dr. Scott Lear)

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women throughout the world. Approximately seven times more women will die from heart disease than breast cancer. Even in women with breast cancer, dying from heart disease is a leading cause of death.

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