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I'm an award winning Canadian journalist for nearly four decades. I’ve worked at six daily newspapers, and for 25 years, I was the medical/health issues reporter for The Vancouver Sun and other newspapers in Canada’s largest newspaper chain. My professional development has been assisted with numerous fellowships awarded by the Association of Health Care Journalists, New York Times Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Knight Science Journalism. I’ve received training in various aspects of medical journalism at Columbia University (neuroscience), MIT (medical evidence and digital science journalism), Mount Sinai Medical Center (aging) and Dartmouth College medical school (Medicine in the Media).
I graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism and attended Queen’s University law school on a one-year legal journalism fellowship from the Canadian Bar Association.
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1) Breaking: #COVID hospitalizations in Quebec climbed by another 30 to reach 1,810 on Thursday, the highest count since Aug. 26. This is more evidence of an 8th wave.
Canada’s sinking health care system needs more than timid changes to stay afloat, by @picardonhealth via @GlobeDebate #bcpoli #cdnhealth #CanadaWAITS https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canadas-sinking-health-care-system-needs-more-than-timid-changes-to/
Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981726
@AdrianaBarton @PHSAofBC @AndreaWoo @PennyDaflos @brish_ti @moirawyton @MedicineMatters @adriandix BC health care admin ≈ 185% > AB.
@ZC27516132 @NancyMc04373101 People are seeing it, Sonia Furstenau wrote about the number of Canadian administrators vs Germany.
AB & Sask use one whole province health authority & their admin cost less according to CIHI.
These expenses are public only, no private or hospitals included.
Dr. Paula Gordon @DrPaulaGordon: pleas for better breast health screening https://medicinematters.ca/dr-paula-gordon-pleas-for-better-breast-health-screening/