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In Vancouver, people who use drugs are supervising injections and reversing overdoses (VCH)

Hundreds of times each day, people settle into individual mirrored booths in a building the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighborhood.

Opioid Crisis: Seven more dead from suspected overdoses in Vancouver (VCH)

A total of seven people died of a suspected overdose in Vancouver during the week of Sept. 10, adding to the grim tally that keeps rising and seems to have no end.

Overdose fatalities continue at a grim pace in Vancouver (VCH)

Seven people died of suspected overdose in Vancouver last week, in line with a continuing weekly increase in the city’s overdose death toll, according to a statement Monday from the City of Vancouver.

Long-Term Data Reassuring for Valve-in-Valve TAVR (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

Transcatheter valve-in-valve replacement had lasting benefits in a high-risk patient population requiring valve reintervention, registry data showed.

Canada’s most vulnerable citizens to get better access to healthcare with national program (VCH)

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in downtown Vancouver’s Thornton Park, TELUS President & CEO, Darren Entwistle, along with community partners, will officially announce a national healthcare program to provide greater access to primary healthcare across the country for vulnerable Canadians.

Educators can help turn the tide against the opioid crisis, says expert (BCCSU)

Overcoming stigma against drug use and people who use drugs involves grappling with the historical legacy of the public education system, and finding ways to reform the most fundamental assumptions behind how we think of and speak about drugs.

High Mortality but Durable Results With Valve-in-Valve TAVR (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

One-third of patients who undergo valve-in-valve TAVR are dead at 3 years, but patients who survive have significant and durable improvements in valve hemodynamics, functional status, and quality of life, according to new data from the PARTNER II aortic valve-in-valve registry.

TAVR Equally Safe With Balloon-, Self-Expanding Valves and General, Local Anesthesia (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

In patients at high risk for surgery who undergo TAVR, self-expanding and balloon expandable devices are associated with similar safety at 30 days, with no differences between procedures done under local versus general anesthesia, according to results of the randomized SOLVE-TAVI trial.

TCT 2018: COAPT Prompts Round of Applause, Plus New Valve Insights (Dr. John Webb, SPH)

Sunday at TCT 2018 will be remembered as the day that COAPT results produced some whoops of surprise and spontaneous applause in the Main Arena. Full results of the trial are already live on TCTMD.

New acute tower with 229 beds to be built at New Westminster hospital (SPH)

On Saturday, the provincial government reaffirmed plans to provide Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster with a new acute tower.

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