Nov 12, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art H1N1 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Audio
White Coat Black Art H1N1 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Nov 12, 2010 | 27:30A year ago people were in a panic to get the H1N1 vaccine. Today, it's like the outbreak never happened. This week White Coat Black Art asks what the fuss about H1N1 was all about -- and how prepared are we for the next pandemic? And a look at what happens when sick doctors and nurses show up for work. We call them out -- on calling in.
Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Audio
White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30We all get embarrassed by something, sometime. But when it involves your health, can you drum up the courage to confess it to your doctor? This week on White Coat, Black Art: the embarrassing conditions that stop you from getting help. Anti-depressants? Sexual health? Or what's up with your colon ... we're taking a look.
Sep 11, 2010 | 27:50White Coat Black Art Controversial MS treatment Audio
White Coat Black Art Controversial MS treatment Sep 11, 2010 | 27:50On the show this week, we're taking on the Zamboni treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, and the push-back against patient-driven medicine. It's a story that pits patient power against the highly entrenched views of the neurologists who treat MS. The more hype over the procedure, the less those doctors want to have anything to do with it. Are doctors right to argue against spending dollars doing research on an unproven treatment? Or, are they putting their egos in the way of progress?
Sep 15, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Balancing Patient Privacy with Doctor Disclosure Audio
White Coat Black Art Balancing Patient Privacy with Doctor Disclosure Sep 15, 2010 | 27:30This is a tales from the front line of medicine show, where Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the need for health professionals to share what they do, balanced off against the need for patient privacy. This tension is clear in the tales told by Ray Wiss an ER doc in Sudbury who's written two books about his practice on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Sep 17, 2010 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Green Medicine Audio
White Coat Black Art Green Medicine Sep 17, 2010 | 27:29There are three hospitals in the University Health Network in Toronto. Together they produce 21,000 pounds of solid waste EVERY DAY. Not to mention chemical, gas and air pollution - all parts of day-to-day medicine.
This week on White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman tours from operating room to dumpster....finding out just how good a hospital is at the three R's. And also - cutting back a different type of hospital pollution - noise pollution.
Sep 24, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Doctor Activism Audio
White Coat Black Art Doctor Activism Sep 24, 2010 | 27:30There's a concept from the old world -- noblesse oblige. It means that with great privilege, comes great responsibility. You don't hear it much anymore, but in some quarters the spirit is still alive. This week on White Coat, Black Art - physicians who use their status for political leverage.
Oct 1, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends Audio
White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends Oct 1, 2010 | 27:30About 1 in 6 people on the planet are participate in some form of social media - Twitter, myspace, Facebook or any of hundreds of similar sites. What happens when health professionals start to use social networking to connect with patients?
Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Audio
White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30This week on White Coat, Black Art - the cruel and invisible puppet-master known as chronic pain. It costs Canadians an estimated 10 billion dollars a year in health care and lost productivity, and yet doctors are still very much playing a guessing game when it comes to how to alleviate it.