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Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says (Dr. Thomas Kerr, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Vancouver drug users want their illegal crack-smoking room back.

Workshops to focus on disordered eating (St. Paul's Hospital)

Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting free eating disorder workshops for professionals and caregivers in Williams Lake thanks to the generosity of a local resident.

Is there a pro-white bias in the Canadian health care system? (St. Paul's Hospital)

When it comes to health care, you'd expect all patients to be treated equally.

Racism against aboriginal people in health-care system 'pervasive': study (St. Paul's Hospital)

​Michelle Labrecque pushes herself gingerly in a wheelchair down the hallway of a hotel.

Vancouver police chief Jim Chu says his retirement will leave work unfinished on mental health (St. Paul's Hospital)

Jim Chu began his term as Vancouver’s chief of police the morning after an animator named Paul Boyd attacked two officers and was subsequently shot and killed in the street.

Vancouver marijuana users embrace the super highs of dabbing (Providence Health Care)

The average marijuana bud one finds on the streets of Vancouver has a THC concentration in the neighbourhood of 25 per cent. 

Vancouver panel talks eating disorders (St. Paul's Hospital)

From Grade 9 to her young adulthood, Amy Pezzente struggled with her body image to the point where her eating disorder took over her life.

Injection site supporters say Tories are heel dragging (St. Paul's Hospital)

Three years after the Supreme Court of Canada cleared the way for more supervised injection sites, Canada still only has its original Vancouver facility and proponents for others across the country say an onerous process to get approval is likely to become even more difficult with a new law expected to pass this spring.

Video: Conversations that Matter — Police Chief Jim Chu discusses DTES mental health, addiction and homelessness (St. Paul's Hospital)

This week, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu discusses mental health, addiction and homelessness.

B.C. medical researchers offer treatment by prevention for hepatitis C (Dr. Julio Montaner)

While stressing there is still work to be done when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS — other provinces have not seen the same progress as B.C., and rates remain high in some First Nations communities — Dr. Montaner said one area he is watching is treatment of hepatitis C.

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