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New app for naloxone training with hopes more people can access the medication (Dr. Andrew Kestler, St. Paul's Hospital)

Want to learn how to administer Naloxone? There’s an app for that.

City considering options for new arterial overpass through False Creek Flats (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancouver is initiating a community panel to look into options for the best route for an arterial roadway and overpass through the False Creek Flats area.

Decriminalization doesn’t go far enough (Crosstown Clinic)

Construction workers on Vancouver Island completed an unusual safety class the other week. It didn't include instructions on lifting properly or a reminder to wear steel-toed boots: It was a course in overdose response.

Doctors urged to learn to treat opioid addiction, not shun patients (Dr. Evan Wood, B.C. Centre on Substance Use)

Family doctors should be on the front lines of addiction treatment but many are unwilling to learn about substance use even as a national overdose crisis worsens, says the head of medical education at Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital.

CBC interviews Myanmar refugee nurse Moses Li (St. Paul's Hospital)

CBC's The Early Edition interviews St. Paul's Hospital emergency nurse Moses Li on his experience working as a surgical nurse in Bangladesh.

200 days a patient, now on-call: Lung transplant recipient turns hospital chaplain (George Keulen, St. Paul's Hospital)

When George Keulen stepped through the doors of St. Paul's Hospital for his first day of work last March, the excitement of his new job came wrapped in memories from one of his toughest years.

Quick response to Ladner carbon monoxide scare (St. Paul's Hospital)

What could have been a tragic day turned out to be a positive outcome thanks to quick action by first responders during Saturday’s carbon monoxide scare at Ladner’s Windset Farms.

City of Vancouver presents options for new arterial through False Creek Flats (St. Paul's Hospital)

The City of Vancouver plans to convene a community panel to determine the best route for a new arterial road and overpass through the False Creek Flats.

Pastor’s gift of his own kidney potentially life-altering for churchgoer (St. Paul's Hospital)

A Langley pastor is giving a piece of himself to a church member and close family friend.

More delays, cost overruns hit Vancouver electronic health project (Providence Health Care)

The largest information technology project in B.C. government history, intended to handle the records of more than one million Vancouver-area medical patients, is again beset by delays, has ballooned massively over-budget, and is now eating up money that should be used for front-line health care services.

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