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LISTEN: What will primary care clinics mean for B.C. health care workers?

With ever-advancing technologies and artificial intelligence creeping into the workforce, job security for current and future generations has never been more worrying. Economic instabilities have shown just how quickly some industries can boom and others perish. 169 more words

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All Woodlands survivors to receive compensation from B.C. government

The B.C. government is offering compensation to all former residents of the Woodlands School, the site of widespread physical and sexual abuse.

The previous Liberal government had offered compensation, but a legal technicality limited claims to those who were at the school after Aug. 355 more words

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B.C. says it's concerned about 'birth tourism.' It's still not cracking down

B.C. won’t take any action against so-called “birth tourism,” despite concerns from Richmond residents and a local MP, said the province’s health minister.

Birth tourism is a practice that sees pregnant women travel to a country in order to give birth, thereby securing citizenship for their child. 363 more words

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B.C. government promises to cut MRI wait times

In the B.C. government’s continuing quest to cut down on medical wait times, the province has announced an additional $11 million to increase the number of MRI exams. 363 more words

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B.C. to increase number of dental surgeries for faster access

B.C.’s Health Minister says those waiting for dental surgeries will see big improvements come April 1.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says that starting next month, the province will increase the number of dental surgeries performed every year by 900. 193 more words

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PharmaCare deductibles for low income families being eliminated by B.C. government

The B.C. government is eliminating PharmaCare deductibles for families with net annual incomes between $15,000 and $30,000.

The move comes as part of a $105-million pledge over three years, with money that will also be put towards reducing the deductible on prescriptions for families that bring in between $30,000 and $45,000 per year. 250 more words

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B.C. medical history on display on Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital

Imagine lying down on a hospital gurney and a doctor closing in on you with a foot-long abdominal retractor or taking a swing with an orthopedic hammer. 357 more words

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