Daily Media Digest November 14, 2022

BC Children’s Hospital diagnoses first person in the world with rare gene mutation
Global News
“Researchers at BC Children’s Hospital have diagnosed a young man with a very rare genetic condition. The patient, Ebrahim Aldlati, suffers from several health issues, but as Aaron McArthur reports this diagnosis is giving him some answers.”
TAGS: rare disease, gene mutation, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Dr. Bernard Thébaud is receiving The Ottawa Hospital’s Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award for a discovery that could help prevent chronic lung and brain conditions in preterm babies
“In 2012, The Ottawa Hospital recruited him to its Regenerative Medicine Program to accelerate research on cell-based therapies for lung diseases.”
TAGS: pediatric surgery, lung health, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CHEO

New mobile health clinic helps Nova Scotians access primary care
“More than 100,000 Nova Scotians don’t have a family doctor, and a new mobile health clinic is tasked with helping them, and others, access primary care.”
TAGS: primary care, healthcare, Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health Centre

Expert insight: What’s in store for respiratory virus season?
Western News
“The previously predictable pattern of influenza activity in the global North and South has become somewhat unpredictable in post-pandemic seasons.”
TAGS: flu season, influenza vaccines, Western University

Let’s talk about poop: McGill student won’t let Crohn’s disease stop her from becoming a doctor
McGill Tribune
“Morganstein works closely with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and will often attend events to speak about her experience. She explained that her work with the organization has helped her connect with others…”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel diseases, chronic illness, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, AbbVie