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White Coat, Black Art

 

White Coat, Black Art

Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.

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Behind the legendary Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

The footage is grainy. It runs 59.5 seconds. And yet, to aficionados, it is the most significant short film ever made — because it depicts Bigfoot.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:40]

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Boarding the plane

The most commonly-used way to board passengers is actually the least efficient method.

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The next generation

Whether in their communities or on a global scale, Indigenous youth are reclaiming their culture in the most unique ways.

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#MeToo: 3 women in Canadian film & TV share their stories

Actors Kelly McCormack, Marni Van Dyk and Cara Gee open up about the sexual harassment and sexism they've experienced.

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Dancing Queen

As Canada mourns Gord Downie, we share the inspirational story of Catherine Wreford-Ledlow. The Winnipeg woman is facing a similar diagnosis with the same kind of courage and intention - to do good in the world before she leaves it.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]


Family Tree Helps Solve Eight-Generation Mystery Disease

Meet the family with FCAS, a disease so rare that just six hundred people on the planet have been diagnosed with it. Lynn Bidner, the matriarch reckons it goes back at least eight generations.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:07]


One in a million

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.

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From ER to office How the practice of medicine is changing

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:03]


Floods Fires Hurricanes and Hospitals

As the Atlantic Hurricane season continues unabated White Coat, Black Art tells the story of how hospitals cope when natural disasters strike.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:48]


They never should have let him go

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.

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Can you be addicted to food?

Is being addicted to food the same as being addicted to crack?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Reaching the person inside the dementia

Therapist Naomi Feil helps people with dementia find peace by using Validation. It's a method she developed that uses empathy to make a breakthrough connection with patients.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:31]


I'll Never Forget You 2016

Your letters of gratitude for that special health care worker. And from our side of the gurney, letters from health care workers to that special patient they’ll never forgot.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:47]


I'm a white settler: Why that matters in healthcare

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:39]


Parenting your parents

Most Canadians will, at some point, care for an elderly family member. It can be a stressful and difficult experience.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]


The doctor speaks English. The patient doesn't. Now what?

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 office.

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I was his wife and a witness: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reveals how dying taught her husband to live

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:39]


Tired of waking up tired? Here's help

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:53]


Hospital noise is putting patients at risk. Here's why.

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:33]


Into the breech

Ottawa midwife Betty-Anne Daviss is a rare breed in health care. She does vaginal breech births.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]


Still Kathryn

Meet a young caregiver who her life on hold to help her mother with early-onset Alzheimer`s.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]


When Heather Met Ricky

A groundbreaking program at a Winnipeg ER helps youth escape the cycle of violence on that city’s streets.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]