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New St. Paul's maternity clinic helps moms-to-be who don't have a family doctor (SPH)

Born when the cherry trees outside St. Paul’s Hospital were in full bloom, baby Sakurako will be two weeks old on Mother’s Day.

Near-zero vacancy rate has disabled B.C. senior facing homelessness (SPH)

Kieris O’Neill is staring homelessness in the face.

Public and private sector collaborate to fight urban diabetes (Dr. Scott Lear)

Diabetes is one of the most significant chronic diseases facing modern society, and despite progress being made in treating it, projections for diabetes in urban areas in particular is on the rise.

March saw the second-highest total of suspected overdose deaths, B.C. Coroners Service (VCH)

The B.C. Coroners Service released statistics for March which show a near-record number of suspected overdose deaths in the province.

Vancouver business association lends support to fighting opioid crisis (VCH)

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association announced Thursday afternoon that they will officially support the establishment of supervised consumption sites in the downtown core.

The Heart Disease Time Bomb (Save BC)

Early-onset heart disease, is especially dangerous for women. But as Tom Walsh reports, with proper screening, there may be hope to delay or decrease the diagnosis.

Doctors warn we’re losing the battle against heart disease (Save BC)

Doctors say despite decades of public education, we’re still not getting message of maintaining heart health, and many people are “walking time bombs.” Aaron McArthur reports.

One-stop shop for youth services offers Mental Health Week tips (Foundry)

A one-stop shop for youth services in North Vancouver is reminding people that this week’s an especially good one to spread the message regarding the importance of mental health.

 

Study calls for closer evaluation of pregnant women who have had previous C-sections (Dr. Sarah Munro CHÉOS)

A new study focusing on pregnant women who have had a cesarean section says there is a need to better evaluate risks during a subsequent pregnancy and to bring down the overall C-section rates in Canada.

UBCO on research edge (SPH)

A UBC Okanagan researcher is using computer modelling to develop better treatments for emphysema.

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