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3 out-of-the-box ideas for a B.C. Liberal comeback

No doubt, former premier Christy Clark is working the backrooms of the B.C. Liberal party plotting to remain leader into the next election.

A New Generation Embraces Its Chinatown Roots (St. Paul's Hospital)

One evening in March 2015, 500 immigrants and their families gathered in the largest Chinese restaurant in Canada to remember their ancestral home. That meant a lot of Cantonese-style steamed fish and braised duck, martial arts demonstrations, and the annual performances of Cliff Richard songs by a man in a pearl suit.

Patients benefit from a smiling face (St. Paul's Hospital)

When you’re a patient about to undergo heart surgery, a smiling face can help make the difference between despair and hope. Alexandra Kalewska is one of those smiling faces.

The impact of pop culture depictions of eating disorders (Dr. Julia Raudzus)

As Netflix prepares to premiere a new movie focusing on anorexia, Dr. Julia Raudzus of the Provincial Eating Disorder Program at St. Paul’s Hospital explains how visual depictions of eating disorder in pop culture can be both harmful and helpful.

B.C. Interior hospitals hire new security officers for emergency departments (Mentions St. Paul's Hospital)

B.C.'s Interior Health Authority has hired 'client service ambassadors' in attempt, officials say, to make the emergency departments in three busy hospitals safer.

City report reveals plan for hotel and conference centre on Downtown Eastside hospital site

The development of a new hospital and health-care campus in the Downtown Eastside could have far-reaching ramifications on the neighbourhood.

St. Paul's Hospital addressing ‘brutal lack of dignity’ allegation in treating Alzheimer’s patient

Health officials are investigating after a Vancouver man alleges his 78-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s was roughed up by St. Paul’s Hospital security and left crying and bruised this week.

8 medical breakthroughs Canadians should be proud of (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Canadians are known for hockey, maple syrup and poutine, but what about their contributions to furthering medicine? Turns out, Canada is responsible for handfuls of medical breakthroughs from Pablum to insulin and child-resistant medicine bottles.

St. Paul’s ICU Garden

Patients at St. Paul’s Hospital intensive care unit now have something to brighten up their days. The ICU garden at St. Paul’s Hospital is getting replanted thanks to a generous donation.

Opioid prescriptions 'drying up,' doctor concerned where patients will turn

Prescriptions for pain pills in St. John's have become scarce since a rash of overdoses from the deadly opioid fentanyl, says an addictions doctor.

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