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opinion

Failing to Meet Basic Standards, BC Liberals Abandon Seniors

Privatization, lack of investment and broken promises costly.

By Paul Willcocks, Today


tyeenews

Tyee Story on First Responders and PTSD Finalist for National Award

Report set out challenges, barriers keeping firefighters, paramedics and police from needed support.

By Tyee Staff, Today


opinion

Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again

Drug shortages, lack of availability mean disease remains a real threat to vulnerable communities.

By Ryan Cooper and Adam R. Houston, 24 Mar 2017


news

Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue

Racism literally makes people sick, and we need to do more to understand its role as a determinant of health.

By Mariam Baldeh, 8 Mar 2017


opinion

BC Patients Will Feel the Pain of Federal Health Cuts, MSP Slashes

Clark’s Liberals don’t seem to have a plan for recouping money lost in Trudeau health-care cuts.

By Bill Tieleman, 7 Mar 2017


culture

In ‘The Politics of Fear,’ Médecins Sans Frontières Reflects on Ebola Response

Critical post-mortem holds many lessons for future outbreaks.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2017


tyeenews

Tyee Readers Not Impressed with BC Liberal Plan to Reduce MSP Premiums

We asked, you answered. Readers weigh in on our latest poll.

By Sharon J. Riley, 3 Mar 2017


opinion

Trade Deal Ups Risks in Chinese Firm’s Takeover of Seniors’ Care Giant

FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.

By Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, 27 Feb 2017


news

Drug Users, Advocates Demand Faster Action on Overdose Crisis

Responses ramping up, but with more than 1,000 dead treatment options still limited.

By Jackie Wong, 21 Feb 2017


news

Senator Larry Campbell Vows Push to Legalize Opioids

Campbell says he’s prepared to do ‘heavy lifting’ on prescription bill as fentanyl ravages BC.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Feb 2017


opinion

A Joy-filled Farewell for Ellen Frank, Fierce Fighter for Marginalized Voices

The self-described ‘Jewish lesbian feminist mother, grandmother and activist’ passed away in Vancouver Jan. 30.

By Tom Sandborn, 18 Feb 2017


news

Chronic Care Home Understaffing Hurting BC’s Seniors, Say Advocates

Groups want sector reform, increased support, on the election agenda.

By Linda Givetash, 15 Feb 2017


news

Disability Rates Far Too Low for ‘Dignified Standard of Living,’ Report Finds

Strong economy and budget surpluses make time right for promised raise, says UVic prof.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Feb 2017


opinion

Is Donald Trump an Ebola-Level Global Health Threat?

President’s early decisions on funding could cost millions of lives worldwide.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Feb 2017


news

‘Service Co-op’ Helps Calgary Seniors Stay in the ‘Hood

Whether it’s keeping up with maintenance or downsizing, ‘Aging in Place’ co-op aims to keep seniors at home.

By Katie Hyslop, 2 Feb 2017


news

The Overdose Crisis: We Know How to Save Lives, Doctors Say

From an Albertan reserve to Vancouver’s inner city, caregivers share solutions for turning the tide. Part of a series.

By Jackie Wong, 27 Jan 2017


news

An Urgent Call on Overdose Crisis: Prescribe Drugs, End Prohibition

Simply put, ‘fentanyl is a product of our drug policies.’ Second in a series.

By Jackie Wong, 26 Jan 2017


opinion

The World Changes Today: Canada Better Change Too

Trumpism is smashing the old order in trade, war and even global health; we need a new plan.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2017


opinion

When Stigma Kills: Fears and Prejudices Undermine Health Care

From overdoses to AIDS to Zika, stigma has made problems worse.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jan 2017


opinion

Baby Boxes: Too Good an Idea to Adopt?

They’re premised on the idea that all kids are equal. Is ‘families first’ BC ready?

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jan 2017