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Lake Geneva’s incubator

Thanks to its university hospitals, research centres and numerous start-ups specialising in healthcare, the Lake Geneva region is a leader in the field of medical innovation. Because of this unique know-how, it is sometimes referred to as the “Health Valley".

Each issue of In Vivo Magazine, published by CHUV and produced in conjunction with the LargeNetwork agency, starts with a depiction of the region, a map produced by a renowned visual artist, illustrator or graphic designer.

Staying in the region?

Hôtel des Patients is a modern and comfortable 3-star superior hotel within the grounds of the Lausanne University Hospital. It offers a spectacular view over the lake.

As the first establishment of its kind in Switzerland, the Hôtel des Patients is a concept that draws on the success experienced by Scandinavian countries. Its clientele includes passing tourists, business travellers, the families of patients, not forgetting the patients themselves. Discover this unique concept!

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Health Valley

Discover the latest articles from the "Health Valley" section of In Vivo magazine.

Insecurity : social medicine on the front line

The Swiss healthcare system has a flattering reputation often associated with its leading-edge services. Less well known is the equally important role of social and community healthcare practices. These address less visible populations and can dramatically change their living conditions, without costing a fortune. Here, we take an in-depth look at a branch of medicine that is making vulnerability and research its battlefield.

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Burnout and Big Data

Burnout is on the rise but remains difficult to diagnose. A research team from Bern is devising a method to identify the disease using artificial intelligence.

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Long Covid: harm of the doubt

Infected with Covid-19, Paul*, an employee from CHUV’s communication department, like many people, has the symptoms of the long form of the disease. Between paralysing doubts and reduced abilities, his experience echoes the blurred lines that still surround the disease. Testimonial.

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