Health

May 11, 2022
Imagia Canexia Health is taking cancer care under the knife
Rushmila Rahman

Given that the number of new cancer cases per year is projected to rise to 29.5 million by 2040, and given that cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, anything that greases the wheels to improving patient care...

May 11, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can CloudMD stage a miraculous recovery?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Two years ago, at the start of the pandemic, the idea of providing digital health care services was just what the doctor ordered—or was that her investment advisor? With its aggressive acquisition strategy, CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV:DOC)...

Apr 7, 2022
Local startup Quark lands major retailers with baby products made for parents by parents
Rushmila Rahman

When you’re a parent, there’s never enough of two things: time and counter space. After Garett Senez and his two business partners found that out the hard way, they set out to make baby products that take cost, efficiency and sanitation...

Apr 7, 2022
Young Guns: Launching a food business is all in the family for Ashley Paterson
Nathan Caddell

There isn’t a day in Ashley Paterson’s life that she can remember not working in the food industry. Her mother, Kimberly Chamberland, founded Vancouver-based Big Mountain Foods in 1987. Paterson, who was born a few years later, eventually lent her...

Mar 30, 2022
Carry On: From ketamine-assisted therapy to neurofeedback training, here's how to take a trip without leaving B.C.
Charlene Rooke

Not every trip is about packing a bag: discover these two executive-health voyages of discovery without leaving B.C. Whistler-based wearable neurotechnology company Sens.ai is making the neurofeedback training used by top athletes and executives more accessible. Its headset (around US$1,000) stimulates alpha, gamma...

Mar 28, 2022
Elysian Health: A New Model for Health Care
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Elysian Health Group Elysian Health Group is changing the health care narrative through integrating traditionally separate centers of care into one patient centered team. “Our primary purpose is providing access to an integrated team of highly skilled healthcare professionals working together to help patients achieve their individual health goals,” says Donovan Jones...

Mar 11, 2022
HERstory of Hope: Shining a Light on Women and Addiction
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + The Salvation Army When we look back, we will remember 2021 for many sombre reasons—the pandemic, unmarked burial sites at residential schools, the Taliban in Afghanistan—but there is another to consider, and it is happening right here in Vancouver. A staggering...

Mar 9, 2022
Can these kiosks help fix Canada’s broken walk-in clinic system?
Rushmila Rahman

The COVID-19 pandemic may have helped open the door to virtual health care, but it’s been a mixed blessing. Across the country, people are still struggling to find a doctor after clinics limited in-person visits and shifted to remote access. To help solve...

Mar 8, 2022
Chip Wilson announces $100-million commitment to curing facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Alyssa Hirose

In a press conference on March 8, Chip Wilson announced a new project: Solve FSHD, a venture organization with the goal of finding a cure for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Wilson has committed $100 million to this cause. Wilson (of Lululemon Athletica, Low...

Feb 14, 2022
Go Figure: Surprising stats on the business of love in B.C.
Melissa Edwards

As local singles in your area get set to navigate a semi-normal Valentine’s Day, we take a look at the business of romance in B.C. READ MORE: Stats on B.C.’s multibillion-dollar dairy industry...

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