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Skier credits new technique at Vancouver hospital for quick recovery from brain injury

VANCOUVER – For weeks after professional skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy injured her brain while competing in Whistler, B.C., the 23-year-old says she experienced the world like the protagonist in the movie “50 First Dates.” 477 more words


Lung transplant patient sets a medical milestone

Medical experts took a new but calculated risk when they put Willie Dalagan on a novel form of life support for two weeks while he waited in the intensive care unit at Vancouver General Hospital for a lung transplant. 506 more words


Dogs- A Medic Alert System

The Madaleno’s who are long standing canine lovers, have always joked that dogs should have jobs. After all, they spend so much time lying around, yet are full of energy and often amaze us with their level of intelligence. 357 more words

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Angus the C. difficile sniffing dog fully trained to recognize dangerous superbug

You may remember Angus the C. difficile sniffing dog.

The pooch was Vancouver General Hospital’s pilot project to see if a dog could sniff out the dangerous superbug, which is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals and long-term care facilities. 392 more words


Meet world’s only superbug-sniffing dog, a spaniel named Angus who tracks C. diff at a Vancouver hospital

After she survived a near-fatal hospital superbug infection called Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), Teresa Zurberg wanted to do something so others wouldn’t get such serious infections. 827 more words


Gordzilla in the City: Putting green ideology before common sense

For the large portion of Metro Vancouver residents who think Vision Vancouver’s obsession with bike lanes is nuts, the news over the past little while will not have improved their mood. 791 more words


Letters: Surgical wait lists, Denise Tessier, transplant lists, Mike Watson, overseas operations, Uber, Andrew Weaver

Wait-list patient ‘totally disgusted with the whole system’

I sympathize with Quesnel knee-surgery wait-list victim Denise Tessier. I too am on a waiting list. I developed an incredibly painful pinched nerve in my neck in April 2014 and on and off for the past two years I’ve had to rely on morphine to help me through it. 579 more words