27:12 | Mar 16th, 2018
Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her new book, The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It. And Dr. David Urbac...Show More
27:11 | Mar 9th, 2018
Endometriosis affects one in ten Canadian women, yet for the most part, it is invisible. It's a condition where the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, resulting in severe pain, and possibly infertility for those who have it. It takes on aver...Show More
27:07 | Oct 6th, 2017
Ian Stedman had red eyes, migraines,skin rashes and joint pain all his life. Dozens of MDs failed to diagnose him. So, he lived with it. When his daughter was born with the same symptoms, he turned to "Dr. Google" and diagnosed his own rare disease.
26:51 | Dec 7th, 2018
Tristan Lederman, 34, spent his final months in pain and distress before he died. His parents say he got inadequate palliative care from his doctors. One expert says gaps in both the health-care and educational systems have left doctors unprepared to...Show More
26:52 | Nov 30th, 2018
Amy Willans was a driven nursing student and champion figure skater in 1996 when she became depressed and began to experience paranoid thoughts. She would eventually be hospitalized and diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now a published poet an...Show More
27:14 | Nov 23rd, 2018
Dr. Brian Goldman speaks to Linda Windross from Castor, Alberta about her husband's frustrating wait for stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Anita Mountain of Dalhousie University in Halifax and Heart and Stroke's Patrice Lindsay tell Dr. Goldman that the goo...Show More
27:10 | Nov 9th, 2018
White Coat Black Art looks at ways of dealing with loneliness in seniors. We visit roommates Cara Duncan, 23 and Lesly Adamson, 92. Dr. Mayur Lakhani, a family doctor and president of Britain's Royal College of General Practitioners, talks about the ...Show More
27:09 | Nov 2nd, 2018
You may not know Dr. Michael Klein's name, but if you've had a child in the past 30 years, he may have played a key role in how that baby came into the world. Klein was a pioneer in pushing the medical system to put the needs of mothers and babies f...Show More
27:06 | Oct 12th, 2018
Recorded at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, scientists and physicians from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research tackle questions ranging from whether it's safe to drive after using cannabis, the dangers of second-hand pot smoke ...Show More
27:10 | Sep 21st, 2018
Alan Alda is best known for his 11 seasons on MASH but he's also forged a second career as an expert in communication. He tells Dr. Brian Goldman it began with hosting Scientific American on PBS, where he talked to some of the world's smartest people...Show More
27:09 | Sep 14th, 2018
More than 40 per cent of Canadian women have dense breasts that increase the risk of breast cancer and render many of those cancers invisible on a mammogram. It's a surprisingly common problem that experts say should be getting much more public atten...Show More
26:54 | Sep 7th, 2018
Dr. Brian Goldman travels to Iceland to find out how they turned around a culture of binge-drinking among youth, and discovers what we can learn from their incredible public health turnaround, just as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis.
27:06 | Jul 5th, 2018
Sharron Cooke and Devora Greenspon speak frankly about life in long-term residential care, from the loss of freedom to advocating for those who can't do it themselves.
27:28 | Jun 22nd, 2018
This week: A follow to our #metoo in medicine show - A senior MD goes on the record about her experience being sexually harassed by a mentor, and details what she and others are doing to change the culture that allows for abuse. Reaction to our our C...Show More
54:57 | Jun 15th, 2018
On June 12, White Coat, Black Art hosted a town hall meeting on 'aging out' at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Parents, caregivers gathered to talk about the crisis of care they face when children with disabilities and complex ...Show More
27:10 | Jun 8th, 2018
Dr. Goldman spends a day with Gilly, a teen with autism and developmental delay. Gily is on the cusp of aging out of the programs that support her, and her parents are struggling to figure out how the family will manage when that happens.
27:10 | Jun 1st, 2018
Greg Price, a 31-year-old Alberta man fatally fell through the cracks of the health-care system after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. After his 2012 death, his family advocated for change by continually telling his story. This week, we explor...Show More
27:06 | May 31st, 2018
Professor Michael Thaut, explores how music can be used to treat cognitive ailments from dementia and Alzheimer's disease to brain injuries. Dr. Michael Ehrenreich, a dermatologist based in New Jersey, wrote Medicine: The Musical opens off-Broadway t...Show More
27:10 | May 20th, 2018
Dr. Lori Regenstrief took a job as the doctor on a luxury cruise liner and ended up having to treat herself. Astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk tells Brian about practising in zero gravity. And Brian has his own tale of intrigue about visiting Russia and helpi...Show More
27:08 | May 11th, 2018
When antidepressants first came on the market in the late 1980s it was recommended patients take them for six to nine months to relieve symptoms. But in 2018, in the US alone, 15.5 million people have been on anti-depressants for five years or more. ...Show More
25:31 | May 9th, 2018
Host Brian Goldman travels to Ottawa to meet two extraordinary women who share a common bond. Kim McLeod and Julie Drury were both mothers to children who doctors call “medically fragile”: two kids with rare diseases so complicated they need nearly r...Show More
27:07 | Apr 27th, 2018
Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, but not everyone calling in has a critical emergency. After taking a closer look, one paramedic discovered that some buildings ...Show More
27:19 | Apr 20th, 2018
The new movie Peter Rabbit didn't get great reviews from critics - but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries - kno...Show More
27:09 | Apr 13th, 2018
There's a surprising intersection between the world of medicine and zombies. Yes, the flesh-eating undead of The Walking Dead, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and of course Shaun of the Dead. The iconic re-animated creature pops up in some...Show More
27:02 | Apr 6th, 2018
We asked listeners to tell us about the seeming "stupid rules" that frustrate them when it comes to our health-care system. We got a barrage of emails, tweets and posts ranging from gripes about getting kicked off a GP's roster for being "too healthy...Show More
27:03 | Mar 29th, 2018
Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat's memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no...Show More
27:12 | Mar 2nd, 2018
This week, White Coat, Black Art has stories of up-and-coming female doctors who have been harassed, abused and even assaulted by the higher-ups who are supposed to be mentoring them into the world of medicine. Many of the women say they were too afr...Show More
27:03 | Feb 22nd, 2018
The big "H" sign for the hospital signals safety to most patients. But many Indigenous Canadians have a different reality. The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program uses blunt talk to confront racial biases in medicine in a bid to make ...Show More
27:04 | Feb 16th, 2018
Last week we told you the story of Ian and Rachelle Geddes, middle-class Canadian parents working flat-out to care to care for their 18-year-old daughter Gillian., who has low-functioning autism, meaning she'll never be able to work or live independe...Show More
27:12 | Feb 2nd, 2018
The latest report on Canada's flu vaccine shows the shot is less than 20 per cent effective against the most common strain.. Some public health officials are questioning the focus on a seasonal flu vaccine that delivers unreliable results. We speak t...Show More
27:12 | Jan 26th, 2018
In our second show exploring the impact of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) we speak to Clifford Campbell. His wife Noreen was among the first to be approved for and to receive MAID. He tells Brian what it's like to be the witness to suffering, par...Show More
27:06 | Dec 1st, 2017
A Canadian doctor is caught in the eye of a fake news storm. Snopes Science editor Alex Kasprak tells us how to sniff out fake health newse. And why stem cell stories are so vulnerable to becoming fake-news clickbait.
00:32 | Nov 3rd, 2017
The story of Kirk Foat, who shocked his doctors by coming up with his own successful plan to wean himself off prescription opiods. And a Toronto doctor who has become an expert in "de-prescribing' patients like Kirk, who want off opioids.
27:03 | Sep 29th, 2017
As part of CBC's Workshift series: medical scribes making a doctor's job easier, a family MD who records office visits so patients can listen back from home and Dr. Brian Goldman weighs in on the fax machine.
27:02 | Sep 15th, 2017
Bonnie Bricker's son, Reid had serious mental-health problems. When he became an adult, she was often left out of the loop when it came to his care. She's now working to change the system to help others in distress – and their loved ones.
26:39 | Dec 16th, 2016
The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program uses blunt talk to confront racial bias in Canadian health care, with the goal of making healthcare safer and more accessible for Indigenous patients.
26:30 | Dec 2nd, 2016
Bridging the language gap in medicine. We visit the Crossroads Clinic, a first stop for many refugees arriving in Toronto. A medical interpreter tells us why you shouldn't let kids interpret for parents. And, using Google Translate in the Dr.'s offic...Show More
26:39 | Nov 25th, 2016
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reveals how dying of terminal cancer taught her husband,author of the best-selling memoir "When Breath Becomes Air" to live well.
25:53 | Nov 18th, 2016
Sleep disorders affect up to 40 per cent of Canadians. Find out how Dr. Brian Goldman won the battle against sleepless nights. And then: Why so many Canadians can't get help for sleep apnea, and what one Canadian sleep expert is doing to change that.
27:33 | Nov 11th, 2016
A noisy hospital makes it hard to sleep.Studies show it makes it hard to heal too, and when hospital staff experience 'alarm fatigue' it's dangerous. Find out what alarm fatigue is, and meet an MD making a quieter, safer ICU, modelled on your iPhone.