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The imminent departure of Saudi medical residents

A diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia has repercussions for our health care system, says @NightshiftMD.

News flash: Stem cells don't regrow your brain

Stem cell therapies have shown promise for treating disease from heart ailments to diabetes. But where there is hope, a hoax often follows, says author and researcher Tim Caulfield.
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The Snopes guide to spotting fake news

Science Editor at snopes.com Alex Kasprak says fake health news thrives because “there’s very little reward for accuracy and a lot of reward for sensationalism".

How a Canadian doctor's study on dandelion tea became fake news fodder

Don't believe the internet's claims about dandelion tea.

Why fake news is bad for your health

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 news. And why stem cell stories are so vulnerable to becoming fake-news clickbait.

White Coat. Black Art. Red tape? Your stories (and some answers) about stupid health-care rules

White Coat, Black Art recently asked listeners for their stories about encountering seemingly stupid rules in the health-care system. Dozens shared their tales of frustration, looking for answers.

How one man got off prescription opioids and got his life back

The story of Kirk Foat, a London, Ontario man who shocked his doctors by coming up with his own successful plan to wean himself off prescription opioids.
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How media reports can fuel 'suicide contagion'

How should journalists cover high-profile suicides? @NightshiftMD says there is a way that encourages people to seek help.

Why this doctor went public with her story of burnout

It took a crisis in her personal life to get Dr. Shelly Dev to admit that she was burned out. Now she's challenging other doctors to come forward with their experiences.
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Take a quick online test to discover your risk of heart attack or stroke

@NightshiftMD found out he needs to eat a lot more carrots and cut down on the potatoes.

PTSD in the hospital: Why the emotional scars of serious illnesses linger long after treatment

What happens when the health-care system that heals you also leaves behind long-lasting emotional scars?
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The case for decriminalizing drugs in Canada

Officials in Toronto and Vancouver say Canada should decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use. @NightshiftMD explains why.

How safe is your medical device? Even regulators may not really know

Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her book, The Danger Within Us, and Dr. David Urbach tells us why Canada's device regulators should be doing a better job.
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Read this if you do shift work

Night shift workers face increased risk of obesity, diabetes and even cancer. @NightshiftMD says the problem has more to do with when you eat than when you sleep.

Seniors tell us what it's really like to live in long-term care

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.
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Does your doctor think you're a 'difficult' patient?

What's the problem with being labelled by your doctor as a "difficult" patient? @NightshiftMD thinks it's an unfortunate label that may put your health at risk.

She kept quiet for years. Now this doctor is talking about her own disability

Dr. Paige Church decided to reveal that she has spina bifida because she thinks it's time medical culture became more accepting of physicians with disabilities.

'What happened was wrong': Why this doctor spoke up about her #MeToo experience

Dr. Kim Kelly describes going public about her #MeToo experience as a “career-defining moment.”

'There was a lot of compassion': Catching up with recovered food addict Annie Rosenberg

We reconnect with self-described food addict Annie Rosenberg to find out how her recovery is going, and the response she received after sharing her story.

'I can't continue to do this forever': Families with children aging out of care seek answers

On June 12, White Coat Black Art hosted a panel called Crisis of Care: Help for Families and their High-Needs Kids as they Age out of the System.

#Metoo in Medicine Part 2, Crisis of Care reaction, and food addiction, revisited

On our season finale, we bring you updates on a few of our favourite stories from the past few months.
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Get ready for Lyme disease

Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada. @NightshiftMD tells you what you need to know about it.

Crisis of care town hall

Catch the broadcast on June 16/17 and June 20.
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Canadian hospitals take too long to fix broken hips

Most Canadians get their broken hips fixed beyond the recommended 24-hour window. @NightshiftMD explains what's at stake.

Cake, balloons, goodbye: What happens when your special needs child ages out of the system

The story of Gilly, an 18-year girl with autism and developmental delay on the cusp of aging out of the system – and the parents who are expected to pick up the slack.

White Coat. Black Art. Red tape? Your stories (and some answers) about stupid health-care rules

White Coat, Black Art recently asked listeners for their stories about encountering seemingly stupid rules in the health-care system. Dozens shared their tales of frustration, looking for answers.

PTSD in the hospital: Why the emotional scars of serious illnesses linger long after treatment

What happens when the health-care system that heals you also leaves behind long-lasting emotional scars?

How safe is your medical device? Even regulators may not really know

Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her book, The Danger Within Us, and Dr. David Urbach tells us why Canada's device regulators should be doing a better job.

Cake, balloons, goodbye: What happens when your special needs child ages out of the system

The story of Gilly, an 18-year girl with autism and developmental delay on the cusp of aging out of the system – and the parents who are expected to pick up the slack.

Why fake news is bad for your health

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 news. And why stem cell stories are so vulnerable to becoming fake-news clickbait.

Seniors tell us what it's really like to live in long-term care

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.