The National | Nov 19, 2012 | 9:42

Desperate Choices

The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis looks at another family that has had to make a tough decision about their developmentally challenged child.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
The National - The obesity guruFeb 8, 2014 | 2:31The National The obesity guru Video
The National The obesity guru Feb 8, 2014 | 2:31An Edmonton physician has a message about obesity and he's going on tour with an act that's part stand-up comedy, part motivational speaking.
The National - Study ties sugar to heart troubleFeb 4, 2014 | 2:05The National Study ties sugar to heart trouble Video
The National Study ties sugar to heart trouble Feb 4, 2014 | 2:05Journal of the American Medical Association publishes report suggesting people who consume too much sugar could face higher heart risks
The National - Barriers to better heart healthFeb 3, 2014 | 2:04The National Barriers to better heart health Video
The National Barriers to better heart health Feb 3, 2014 | 2:04Many heart attack and stroke survivors aren't able to make or keep up lifestyle changes
The National - Noisy stadiums can hurtFeb 2, 2014 | 2:33The National Noisy stadiums can hurt Video
The National Noisy stadiums can hurt Feb 2, 2014 | 2:33Loud sporting events may be fun for fans but there can be serious hearing consequences later in life
The National - Peanut allergy therapyFeb 1, 2014 | 2:26The National Peanut allergy therapy Video
The National Peanut allergy therapy Feb 1, 2014 | 2:26A new British study says those with life-threatening allergies can build up a tolerance to small amounts of peanuts and Canadian scientists are working on a similar treatment.
The National - Superbug outbreaksJan 30, 2014 | 2:42The National Superbug outbreaks Video
The National Superbug outbreaks Jan 30, 2014 | 2:42Canadian hospitals aren't required to report outbreaks but some doctors say a national warning system is needed
The National - More mental health training to help young CanadiansJan 28, 2014 | 3:26The National More mental health training to help young Canadians Video
The National More mental health training to help young Canadians Jan 28, 2014 | 3:26Canada's biggest school board plans to train all teaching staff how to help young people struggling with mental health issues.
The National - Soldier's PTSD storyJan 27, 2014 | 3:20The National Soldier's PTSD story Video
The National Soldier's PTSD story Jan 27, 2014 | 3:20Canadian Forces members do not feel confident about seeking help for PTSD or other mental illness, and when they do, the support they receive is limited
The National - Cure for the common coldJan 27, 2014 | 2:31The National Cure for the common cold Video
The National Cure for the common cold Jan 27, 2014 | 2:31A Canadian medical journal puts some cold remedies to the test.
The National - The alkaline diet debateJan 26, 2014 | 2:46The National The alkaline diet debate Video
The National The alkaline diet debate Jan 26, 2014 | 2:46Supporters of the alkaline diet say it can help people lose weight and cut their cancer risk, but critics believe there's no scientific basis for many of the claims.
The National - Should you take vitamin D?Jan 24, 2014 | 1:44The National Should you take vitamin D? Video
The National Should you take vitamin D? Jan 24, 2014 | 1:44A new study raises doubts about the benefits of vitamin D. Dr. Peter Lin talks about the research and what patients should do.
The National - Medication encourages spread of fluJan 21, 2014 | 2:09The National Medication encourages spread of flu Video
The National Medication encourages spread of flu Jan 21, 2014 | 2:09Fever-reducing meds encourage spread of flu: McMaster report says stay home
The National - Long wait for doctors in CanadaJan 20, 2014 | 3:11The National Long wait for doctors in Canada Video
The National Long wait for doctors in Canada Jan 20, 2014 | 3:11Canada ranks last in an international survey of 11 countries when it comes to how easily or quickly you can get an appointment with your family doctor
The National - The hunt for a lifetime flu shotJan 19, 2014 | 2:37The National The hunt for a lifetime flu shot Video
The National The hunt for a lifetime flu shot Jan 19, 2014 | 2:37The flu virus is elusive and constantly changing so a universal vaccine is possible but a decade away
The National - Less is more for elite athletes and cancer patientsJan 18, 2014 | 5:23The National Less is more for elite athletes and cancer patients Video
The National Less is more for elite athletes and cancer patients Jan 18, 2014 | 5:23Research suggests that moderate exercise can greatly reduce fatigue among athletes and cancer patients, and that many people are exercising too hard

7 of 34