BY PAMELA FAYERMAN A small B.C. study that offers an early glimpse into immune function after the...Read More
Author: Pamela Fayerman
B.C.’s decision to increase the interval between first and second COVID vaccine doses to 120 days requires careful monitoring to ensure safety.Read More
Oncologists worry that the pandemic will lead to a tsunami of delayed cancer diagnoses and deaths. But some health policy experts say it may prevent cases of overdiagnosis and treatment.Read More
Website Author: Pamela Fayerman
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.
I’m the recipient of several prestigious journalism awards as well as two major grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, one for a series on patient navigators and another for a series that focused on knowledge translation as it pertains to fallopian tube removal to prevent ovarian cancer.
My goal for this website is to share valuable information that will help readers learn about health care, research and medical advancements.
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On the coast of Turkey, sea snot has turned monstrous and gelled into a thick blanket of yellowing slime. As gross as it looks on the surface, it's a symptom of a deeper sickness below.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/06/sea-slime-turkey/619256/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share
Where Canada stands in vaccine administration - via @nationalpost and @OurWorldInData - 2nd (1st dose) and 37th (2nd dose).
BC COVID-19 UPDATE for last 3 days:
229 new cases: 94 from June 18-19; 90 from June 19-20 & 45 in last 24 hours.
51 in VCH, 99 in Fraser, 5 in Island Health, 60 in Interior & 13 in Northern.
1,204 active cases
108 in hospital, 48 in ICU
Outbreak at Eagle Ridge Hospital
A ticking time bomb: Canada’s tick seasons are getting worse, and they’re no longer just a rural menace. By @storiesbyserena via @globeandmail #LymeDisease https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-a-ticking-time-bomb-canadas-tick-seasons-are-getting-worse-and-theyre/
- Ashley June 17, 2021
- Mike B June 14, 2021
- Jane MacNaughton June 11, 2021
- Audry June 8, 2021
- Carol Tencza May 24, 2021