St. Paul’s Hospital

Fault Lines (Miriam Stewart)

A catastrophic earthquake hits Canada's West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.

Open heart surgery patients benefit from new technology (Dr. John Webb)

A tool developed largely at St. Paul’s hospital is allowing some patients to avoid having to go through open heart surgery and often leads to faster recoveries.

A new kidney for Tyler Watson (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Tenille Haberstock was considering what to give her brother for his 20th birthday, she didn’t head to the mall or go online to find the perfect present.

Fred Lee Social Network: Brilliant! runway party fashions record night, while brunch bunch boosts bucks for AIDS care (Dr. Bill MacEwan)

MIND AND HEART

After three years at the Commodore Ballroom, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation severed ties with the venue and creator of Brilliant! — a unique event for mental health — moving the party to the Rocky Mountaineer train station for its fourth instalment.

St. Paul’s Hospital Addiction and Mental Health Care Brilliant (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

The number brought the crowd roaring to its feet.

Premier says B.C. to spend additional $10 million in battle against overdoses (Dr. Evan Wood)

VICTORIA — British Columbia will create a centre to research drug addiction and provide education and guidance to health-care providers, but more must be done to battle an illicit-drug overdose crisis, the premier says.

B.C. man faced excruciating transfer after Catholic hospital refused assisted-death request

Ian Shearer had had enough of the pain and wanted a quick, peaceful end, his life marred by multiple afflictions. 

 

As AIDS Walk funding takes dive, organizers shift focus to helping HIV survivors thrive (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

An annual charity walk Sunday in support of people living with HIV in B.C. has changed its theme for 2016 to focus on boosting its benefactors’ health and happiness.

 

Concerned residents seek answers as geese continue to deface Women's Monument

The continuing defacement of a Vancouver monument has concerned citizens asking city hall for answers. 

Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada (Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes)

Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week's change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: pharmaceutical-grade heroin.

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