White Coat, Black Artwith Dr. Brian Goldman


The pitfalls of consumer breast cancer gene testing

Consumer genetics company 23andMe is offering breast cancer testing without going to your doctor. @NightshiftMD tells you if it's worth it.

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 new 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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Should doctors recommend acupuncture?

Some doctors recommend it. Others call it quackery. Dr. Brian Goldman, @NightshiftMD weighs in on an increasingly polarizing debate.

Endometriosis: My painful search for answers

Danielle d'Entremont, a young woman who was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, shares her six-year journey to find out what was wrong with her, and the discoveries she made along the way about how society discriminates against women's pain.

Extreme period pain is 'not just part of being a woman,' says women's health expert

Women's health expert Dr. Catherine Allaire says celebrities like Lena Dunham, who recently wrote about undergoing surgery to treat her endometriosis, can help raise awareness of this serious condition.

#MeToo in medicine: Culture of silence keeps med students from reporting abuse by their mentors

White Coat, Black Art spoke to students and residents at almost every medical school across Canada. They detailed incidents ranging from inappropriate comments to unwanted groping to sexual assault — often by their direct superiors.
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New opioid guidelines may help more patients get treatment

There are new opioid addiction guidelines. But will they help reduce overdose deaths in Canada? Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) gives his analysis.
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Is there a doctor on board?

More and more passengers need medical assistance during commercial flights. @NightshiftMD asks if airlines are prepared.

'It's the hardest conversation we can have': Confronting racism in health care

The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program uses blunt talk to confront racial bias in Canadian health care, with the goal of making care safer and more accessible for Indigenous patients.

Meet the next generation of caregivers

Clare and Ellery are the sisters of 18-year-old Gillian who has pervasive autism. They plan to take over her care at some point down the line.

What it's like to have a sister with special-needs, AKA Boo-Bear

Clare and Ellery are the sisters of 18-year-old Gillian who has special needs, including pervasive autism. They expect to care for her when their parents no longer can.

'The community needs to step up' says caregiver advocate

“Are we supporting families as much as we can for the whole duration of their caregiving experience?” asks Dr. Yona Lunsky who works with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The other side of PTSD

White Coat, Black Art is looking for stories about cancer survivors and other former patients who suffer from PTSD.
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Should your doctor ask what's on your bucket list?

Patients hate talking about death. But a bucket list is something different. @NightshiftMD on the better way to frame a difficult conversation.

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.

Is there a better way to fight the flu?

For several years flu experts and public health officials have had to sell the public on yearly vaccines that are less effective than they'd like. Is it time to rethink how we fight the flu?
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Your questions about the flu, answered!

Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat, Black Art took your questions about the flu during a Facebook live event on Tuesday Feb. 6.

Do we need a 'moon shot' for the flu shot?

Data released this week confirmed that this year's flu shot is less than 20 per cent effective in fighting the most common strain of influenza. One of Canada's most prominent flu experts, Dr. Danuta Skowronski, says it's time to consider a "moon shot" to fight the flu.

The 'holy grail': We're a decade away from a universal flu vaccine

Matthew Miller of McMaster University explains why a universal flu vaccine could be a magic bullet for preventing the flu.
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Doctors are finally helping stop superbugs

A new kind of thinking is helping curb the over-prescribing of antibiotics. @NightshiftMD explains why doctors are finally starting to get the message.
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If you must be hospitalized, choose Mondays

Your chances of dying while hospitalized are greatest on weekends. @NightshiftMD explains why.

Do you want your physician to ask about your sexuality?

Health professionals in the U.K. are supposed to ask every adult patient their sexual orientation @NightshiftMD says the policy has its share of critics.

A year after MAID, a husband talks about being the spouse left behind

Clifford Campbell's wife, Noreen, was among the first to be approved for and to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID). "I didn't want her to go, but I understood," he says of what it's like to be the witness to suffering, party to assisted death, and the spouse left behind.

'Going out with my boots on': Tim Regan used his last days to lobby for a clearer path to assisted death

Tim Regan had a medically assisted death on Dec. 12, 2017. Dr. Brian Goldman spoke to him the day before he died.

Annual flu shot saves the lives of seniors

Getting the annual flu shot every year prevents severe flu in older adults. Dr. Brian Goldman has the surprising reason why.