Babies emerging from the womb pre-polluted. What has 22 years of research on the brain told us about toxic exposures?Read More
Category: Vancouver General Hospital
Superfoods are not superheroes for all people. Foods high in oxalates can have damaging effects in our bodies says the author of new book, Sally Norton.Read More
The pandemic disrupted health care across Canada. Breast cancer screening and treatment have suffered greatly and women are still facing delays in diagnosis and treatment.Read More
Eco funerals, medical assistance in dying, cultural traditions and other matters related to death and dyingRead More
The latest book by Dr. Brian Goldman is about how health professionals are teaming up to improve the safety and quality of medicine and hospital care for patients.Read More
Former Utah skiing champion got engaged on the 7th anniversary of her near-fatal accident at Whistler. She now does motivational speaking and builds awareness about traumatic brain injuries.Read More
Heart scientist goes to rehab for depression.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.