Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for people with physical and cognitive disabilities at local Vancouver mountains. VASS is operated by volunteers, including instructors, program coordinators, and a Board of Directors, dedicated to making the mountains accessible to all, regardless of age or disability. The program uses adaptive equipment, such as
Parents of children with cerebral palsy are devoted to doing what they can to improve their child’s function and independence. Often very small improvements in function can result in significant improvements in the quality of a child’s life. Since we know that some children with cerebral palsy have suffered a brain injury around the time
Four members of the Pacific Medical Law Team attended the 35th Annual Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology and the Law Conference organized by Dr. Aubrey Milunsky and Dr. Jeff Milunsky in January of this year. The conference was attended by a diverse group of legal and health care specialists. The event featured exceptional presentations by
Doctors in several Lower Mainland hospitals are using virtual reality and robots to make emergency room visits for children as pain-free as possible. ER physician Dr. Amir Behboudi started using virtual reality (VR) goggles with children during potentially scary experiences like having an IV inserted or receiving stitches, and found that the results were positive.
The Apgar score is a set of numbers assigned to a baby at birth to quickly report on the well-being of the baby immediately after birth. Named after Dr. Virginia Apgar who developed the system over 65 years ago, the Apgar score provides a standardized method for reporting the status of a baby immediately after birth,