BY PAMELA FAYERMAN When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, there was generalized panic about whether...Read More
Doctors who jumped the queue to get their second doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being investigated and may be disciplined.Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN A Fraser Health physician leader, Dr. Dayan Muthayan, circulated an internal...Read More
The U.S. CDC now says that individuals with allergies to ingredients in vaccinations should not be immunized with mRNA vaccines. Canada now reporting adverse events.Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN Vancouver hospital and other frontline health workers lined up for hours the...Read More
The B.C. government has released photos and videos of the pivotal moments when UPS staff...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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A Germany hospital is testing a Vancouver medical device innovation on COVID-19 patients that aims to reduce injuries from mechanical ventilation. https://medicinematters.ca/vancouver-startup-bet-it-would-sell-a-bunch-of-ventilators-it-was-wrong/
A new presidency starts tomorrow, so I took a look at the energy landscape Biden will be inheriting.
Turns out, the power industry is overwhelmingly picking clean energy already. It's Congress that is lagging behind.
My latest story: Vancouver medical device startup bet it would sell a bunch of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. It was wrong. https://medicinematters.ca/vancouver-startup-bet-it-would-sell-a-bunch-of-ventilators-it-was-wrong/
BC COVID-19 UPDATE;
465 new cases - total of 61,912
12 more deaths - total of 1,090
4,331 active cases
329 hospitalized, 70 in intensive care
6,864 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure
92,369 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered
This brought tears: COVID-19 Vaccination Day at the nursing home where my mom lived the last year of her life. https://youtu.be/9Mqwr9aCcMA via @YouTube @VCHhealthcare #LTC