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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

Writer: Teresa Madaleno

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


Kelowna woman devastated after kidney transplant surgery cancelled

KELOWNA – It’s an emotional twist to what two Kelowna woman thought was going to be a happy ending. About a year ago, Jeanne Usen and Caroline Lopes didn’t even know each other. 340 more words


VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL documentary returns with focus on nurses, elderly patients, life, death and everything in between


Publicists are busy promoting the new season of Emergency Room: Life & Death at VGH, which is why they sent me this faux prescription pad and Lego-like doctor figure, all wrapped up in gauze. 822 more words