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St. Paul’s Hospital looks to the future of ‘Indigenizing’ health care (Sacred Space)

VANCOUVER—On a recent evening at St. Paul’s Hospital, the sound of singing carried from a small fourth floor room, across hallways, up the elevator shaft — and into an operating room.

Seniors home staffing crisis looms in B.C., report warns (Seniors Care)

Coming a month after complaints surfaced about a lack of staff at a Summerland seniors home, a new report suggests the elder-care industry will be even more strapped for workers in the years ahead.

MEDICINE MATTERS: What Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison has in common with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (SPH)

Answer: Both of the billionaires have given $75 million to hospitals, Zuckerberg to San Francisco General and Pattison to a new St. Paul’s Hospital here in Vancouver.

As Latincouver prepares for Carnaval del Sol, it's also launched a year-round Latin American plaza in Gastown (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

There’s no shortage of Latin Americans who’ve helped boost Vancouver’s international reputation and cement the city’s identity. Dr. Julio Montaner came from Argentina in the early 1980s and went on to write more than 800 scientific papers on HIV/AIDS.

B.C. reports initial success with new HIV–prevention prescription program (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

Prior to the first National HIV Testing Day in Canada held today (June 27), the B.C. Ministry of Health reported preliminary success with an HIV–prevention program launched earlier this year.

BC government expanding coverage for HIV pre-exposure throughout the province (BC-CfE)

The Health Ministry is celebrating what they are calling six-months of success in preventing new HIV infections throughout BC.

Drug overdoses continue to kill more than 3 people each day in B.C.: Coroner (VCH)

Illicit drug overdoses have been the culprit behind 620 deaths in B.C. this year, according to the latest statistics from BC Coroners Service.

Celebrating six months of success preventing new HIV infections throughout B.C. (Dr. Julio Montaner)

PEOPLE throughout B.C. are benefiting from expanded coverage for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), as strong uptake for the publicly funded drug continues to grow.

BC leading the way with HIV treatment (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

There are 7,271 B.C. residents living with HIV today.

Over 2,000 people prescribed HIV prevention drug since B.C. fully funded it, health minister says (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

Since the start of 2018, more than 2,000 people have been prescribed a potentially life-saving drug to prevent new HIV infections in B.C.

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