BY PAMELA FAYERMAN Law enforcement officers have issued more than 100 violation tickets since...Read More
Category: BC health
Amidst a pandemic, penalized Ontario hospital laying off nurses and shuttering acclaimed arthritis clinic
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN The Southlake Regional Health Centre is a hospital complex that serves a...Read More
Flipping COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe over onto their bellies can be a lifesaving act.Read More
A field hospital in the Vancouver Convention Centre is ready for its first patients when hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN Less than one percent of passengers who’ve flown on WestJet flights since...Read More
Vancouver company gets emergency U.S. approval for rapid COVID-19 test, now awaits Health Canada approval
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN After being granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug...Read More
B.C. will soon have about 900 contact tracers following up on every positive COVID-19 case. The government announced in the summer that it would temporarily double the number of such health professionals. The hiring is now going on.Read More
BC government communications teams are denying information about COVID to journalists during the election campaign. This is preposterous during a pandemic.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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Scoliosis surgery has been near impossible to access within reasonable times for decades because of <resources - nurses, operating room time, & surgeons. The govt. should pay for kids to get it in the U.S. because these wait times are harmful & cruel. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-children-s-hospital-scoliosis-surgery-wait-list-1.5817338?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
Patients who got COVID from ill-prepared, trained, paramedics. https://medivizor.com/blog/2020/10/29/covid-19-gets-personal/ via @medivizor
COVID-19: Blood clots appearing in younger and less-ill patients says Vancouver doctor rhttps://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-blood-clots-appearing-in-younger-and-less-ill-covid-19-patients-says-vancouver-doctor
Thanks, @jillreports and @CKNW for mentioning my article about COVID-19 fines not being paid during your interview with @mikefarnworthbc. He should read my fact-checking article too!
ICYMI How many COVID-19 violation tickets have been paid in BC Not many. https://medicinematters.ca/fact-check-how-many-covid-19-violation-tickets-have-been-paid-not-many/ by @MedicineMatters
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