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  • FOOD Duelling Donuts 20140818

    Could a Donut Tax Save Lives?

    by Brian Goldman

    Canadians keep getting heavier, and heavier. Now an editorial just published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is calling for tough action to deal with obesity.

    Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:16 PM
    Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 2:29 PM
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  • Ebola nurse

    Can Health Workers Refuse to Treat Ebola Patients? Maybe.

    by Brian Goldman

    Hospitals across the country are working hard to make sure they're ready if a patient with Ebola walks through their doors. But some health care workers think they should have the right to refuse to treat anyone with the virus.

    Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:22 AM
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014 11:26 AM
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  • visitinghours

    Visiting hours revisited

    by Dawna Dingwall

    Our most recent program about visiting hours - and the story of a patient who died alone in his hospital bed after his daughters were told to leave his room  -- struck a chord. We got dozens and dozens of emails, tweets and posts for and against the idea of unrestricted visiting hours - so many that we decided to...

    Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM read comments audio

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  • Makayla's Choice

    This week on White Coat, Black Art: What happens when medical culture and aboriginal culture collide? Can two young cancer patients and their families choose traditional indigenous and holistic medicine over the potentially life-saving treatments doctors recommend?

    Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014 12:19 PM
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  • Makayla Sault

    Makayla's Choice

    This week on White Coat, Black Art: What happens when medical culture and aboriginal culture collide? Can two young cancer patients and their families choose traditional indigenous and holistic medicine over the potentially life-saving treatments doctors recommend?

    Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014 12:19 PM
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  • White Coat collage

    From assembly line to ER

    Can a production system developed to make better, safer cars also make better, safer healthcare?

    Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:11 AM
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014 5:36 PM
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  • veronica-ratchford

    The End of Visiting Hours

    On this edition of White Coat, Black Art: a personal reflection on hospital visitors and the role they play in the lives of patients and the people who look after them.You have probably heard the hospital PA announcement that visiting hours have ended and you are expected to leave. Until quite recently, that was the rule. Most hospitals had restricted...

    Posted: Oct 10, 2014 12:00 AM read comments
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    First Nations, Second-Class Care

    This week an encore of our award-winning look at why First Nations patients sometimes receive second-class health care in Canada. The program was awarded a bronze medal at the New York Festival of Radio and a certificate of merit at the Gabriel Awards earlier this year.

    Posted: Oct 09, 2014 4:42 PM
    Last Updated: Oct 22, 2014 10:40 AM
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  • where's midwife

    Haves & Have Nots: Midwifery in Canada

    In the Netherlands, they've had midwives since the 1600s.  In Sweden, the first midwifery school opened in 1711.  In developing countries, they're the go-to professionals for low risk births. In Canada overall, midwives attend just 4.3 percent of all births.  At 70 percent, obstetrician-gynecologists do the lion's share - including many of the low risk births that midwives could do...

    Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:00 AM read comments
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  • assisteddeath

    Make Both Palliative Care & Assisted Suicide Priorities

    Next month, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on whether terminally ill Canadians have the right to assisted suicide. A 2013 Forum Research poll found sixty-five percent of Canadians support doctor-assisted death. But earlier this month, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose told CBC News that better access to palliative or end of life care should take priority over assisted suicide.  I disagree....

    Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:00 AM read comments
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  • Phil Hebert Collage 620

    The Doctor and the Disease

    This week on White Coat, Black Art:  the long and personal journey of Dr. Phil Hebert from family physician to patient with Parkinson's disease. He tells why he kept the diagnosis a secret for so long and what finally convinced him he had to quit practising medicine....

    Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM read comments
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