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B.C. doctor rates new wearable heart technology (Dr. Zachary Laksman)

A B.C. heart specialist says the new Apple watch, that acts like wearable heart monitor, could save lives. But as Linda Aylesworth reports, he wonders if our health care system is ready for it.

Courier hosts Lifetime Talks and Tables event for Vancouver seniors (PHC)

The Vancouver Courier, Providence Health Care and St. Paul’s Foundation have once again partnered to produce the annual Lifetime Seniors Talks + Tables event, which this year takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19 at VanDusen Botanical Garden — with the support of London Drugs.

Vancouver police get an earful on Twitter over cannabis seizure at the DTES Market (M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Social media has been crackling with reactions to a Friday (September 14) police raid in the Downtown Eastside.

Have a heart! Register for organ donation (Heart Transplant, SPH)

In 2016 Robin Lapointe’s heart was no longer responding to lifesaving medication.

Doctor of Design (SPH Redevelopment)

“Human centred design” means making sure that the things we’re designing are grounded in an understanding of the people who are going to be using them by involving those people in that design process.

B.C. drug users offered withdrawal medication similar to version yanked in 2014 (BCCSU)

Drug users who didn’t respond well to a reformulated methadone treatment introduced in British Columbia four years ago now have access to a medication that may work as well as the original version for some people but advocates worry it’s available only on an “exceptional basis.”

Police raid of marijuana stand targeted those struggling with substance use (Dr. Keith Ahamad, BCCSU)

An online video showing Vancouver police seizing marijuana from an overdose prevention site is raising eyebrows of advocates and medical experts alike, spiking conversation on the policing of certain drugs.

High Hopes Foundation says police seized cannabis on Downtown Eastside (Dr. Keith Ahamad, BCCSU)

On Friday morning, cannabis products being distributed to drug users by the High Hopes Foundation for the purpose of opioid replacement, were seized by Vancouver Police officers.

Pubs, daycares, theatres needed in senior care homes (Jo-Ann Tait)

A group of healthcare leaders put their heads together in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday to create a new vision of long-term care homes in the province.

Canada should learn from, but not copy, Portugal's drug policy (BCCSU)

It’s irrefutable that Portugal’s radical departure from conventional wisdom on how to deal with drug addictions and an overdose crisis has been an overwhelming success.

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