Some hospitals have developed creative ways to keep patients in touch with loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic, including use of iPads as a virtual ‘lifeline.’ Continue reading
Senior Network Correspondent
Allison Vuchnich has distinguished herself in health, investigative and political reporting. As Senior Network Correspondent, Allison contributes to all Global News platforms including health reporting for Global National, the network’s flagship newscast.
Her dedication to the craft and original reporting and producing have garnered Vuchnich a Gemini award, numerous RTDNA awards and other accolades.
Vuchnich joined Global while living in Washington, D.C. There she covered a wide range of major events including the September 11th terrorist attacks, the anthrax mailings and the Bush administration.
After years of living in various North American cities, she returned to Toronto, her hometown, in 2004. She joined the Global National bureau and covered stories domestically including the Boxing Day shootings, the Highway of Heroes repatriations and various federal elections and internationally, Pope John Paul II’s passing and a coup in Thailand.
Vuchnich then became health specialist for Global Toronto, covering health, the environment and social issues.
In 2008, she began her current position reporting and producing original content for all Global stations, Global National, globalnews.ca and contributing to 16×9, Global’s former investigative newsmagazine program. Her in-depth reports have included testing for chemicals in clothing sold in Canada, investigating potential health impacts of compact fluorescent light bulbs, an inquiry into Atrazine, a pesticide that can end up in drinking water and the debate surrounding GMOs and labelling.
Additionally, the network relies on Vuchnich to provide daily reports on big events. She has covered the Vancouver, London and Sochi Olympics as well as the G20 Summit.
Vuchnich earned her master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago. Before coming to Global, she also reported for ABC, NBC and CTV.
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing health inequities that have long existed, experts say, while non-profit organizations predict a variety of supports will be needed for a long time. Continue reading →
Emergency physician Dr. Dawn Lim decided to pick up her camera and document the health-care teams as they cared for patients during the pandemic — her way of honouring their work. Continue reading →
To make space for the COVID-19 wave and due to the complexity of keeping transplant patients safe, many centres have scaled back surgeries significantly. Continue reading →
Dozens of civilian managers with the OPP say they are victims of systemic discrimination. The OPP denies these allegations. Continue reading →
Doctors at a Toronto hospital are testing a new procedure to treat depression: using ultrasound to create a lesion in the patient’s brain. Continue reading →
Remote-presence technology is allowing patients to access services they often cannot get in isolated communities — and receive medical care from a doctor at home. Continue reading →
Women are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer, yet many women and physicians remain unaware of the signs of heart attack in women. Continue reading →
The Sarahah app was created as a tool for constructive feedback, but many say it has become a platform for online harassment, especially among kids and teens. Continue reading →
The brains of varsity athletes with concussions who play both contact and non-contact sports may not be the same after recovery, Canadian study suggests. Continue reading →
Doctors always tell you: finish your antibiotics. But now British scientists suggest that your best bet is to stop taking the prescribed drugs once you feel better. Continue reading →
When Baby Sebastian Havill entered the world, he’d already had two surgeries performed on him – one done on the tiny infant’s beating heart while he was still in his mother’s womb. Continue reading →
The World Health Organization has named snakebite envenoming a top priority among neglected tropical diseases, a decision many advocates are applauding. Continue reading →
The Kids Health Alliance is designed to help improve care for Ontario’s children and youth, and ease the burden on families. Continue reading →
They’re growing up inundated with screens – televisions, smart phones, tablets. But how much screen time is safe for your kids? Continue reading →