November 17, 2017

Vancouver: Mumps confirmed at UBC Sauder School of Business

VCH has contacted students and faculty of UBC’s commerce program concerning possible exposure to mumps at the school following three confirmed cases.

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November 17, 2017

Much debated Casa Mia gets green light for seniors care facility

A revamped proposal for the once-controversial plan to convert Casa Mia into a seniors care facility won unanimous support at a public hearing at city hall earlier this week. VCH will fund 58 of the 90 beds at the facility.

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November 17, 2017

Homegrown baby boom

Squamish seeing more babies born close to home thanks to advances in local maternity care at Squamish General Hospital.

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November 19, 2017

West Vancouver couple donates $5 million to hospital

The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s campaign to build a new Medical and Surgical Centre has taken a giant leap forward thanks to a $5-million donation from West Vancouver couple Ian and Rosemary Mottershead.

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November 18, 2017

Hospital security guards increasingly using force against Vancouver patients, raising questions of care

Private security guards at B.C. hospitals are responding to violent incidents more frequently, according to statistics obtained under freedom-of-information legislation. Interview with a former Vancouver General Hospital patient.

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November 18, 2017

Why scientists are growing tiny starter brains and implanting them in rats

Scientists are starting to implement organoids in rats to help them understand human brain development. With quotes from a VCH researcher.

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November 13, 2017

Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

Doris Doudet of VCHRI and colleagues report that, “inflammation in the lining of the gut may be indicative of Parkinson’s disease development as much as brain inflammation”.

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Trial hears more evidence before week’s break

Darryl Sheepway is facing first-degree murder charge of Christopher Brisson. Testimony from forensic pathologist Dr. Matthew Orde, who performed Brisson’s autopsy at VGH.

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November 14, 2017

Colorado leaders researching drug injection facilities

Colorado could one day allow addicts to inject drugs without being arrested at certain, supervised locations. With quotes from Carrie Stefanson of VCH.

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November 15, 2017

Should Pregnant Women Be Allowed To Use Opioids Under Medical Supervision?

Treatment options for pregnant women who use substances discussed. Mention of Insite and quotes from VCH spokesperson Anna Marie D’Angelo.

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