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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.

Read this if your child is being bullied at school

Teens who were severely bullied as young children face a range of mental health issues. Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) has an important new study.

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.
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Read this if you're worried about teens and drugs

Two studies published earlier this month show teen drug use is on the decline, but vaping is on the rise. @NightshiftMD unpacks the latest trends.

MS liberation therapy fails the test

The inventor of a controversial vein-widening treatment for people with multiple sclerosis now says he can no longer recommend it. Dr. Brian Goldman says Dr. Zamboni's own study turned him from believer into doubter.
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The good thing about older MDs

Younger MDs may be more up to date in medicine. But older ones get fewer complaints from patients. @NightshiftMD has the details of a new survey.
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This X-ray saves lives

Physicians can do more to detect intimate partner violence. @NightshiftMD has the details of an important new study.

Cancer survivors get PTSD

It's hard enough getting over chemo and radiation. Now a new study says cancer survivors can get PTSD too. Dr. Brian Goldman has the details.
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What's harder on your heart: Sex or financial troubles?

Dr. Brian Goldman says the surprising conclusion of a new study is that financial woes are a lot more heart stopping than sex.

Drug abuse equals death for Indigenous youth

Indigenous young people who use drugs are 13 times more likely to die. @NightshiftMD looks at a serious problem.

Grown-ups Get Food Allergies Too!

Food allergies among adults are on the rise. Dr. Brian Goldman explains why, and what to do about it.
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Read this if you're considering a hot tub birth

A newborn nearly died following a hot tub birth. @NightshiftMD assesses the risk & shares details of a new @CMAJ case report.
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Let's talk: Why Canadians need health care in their own language

If you get sick in Canada & you don't speak English or French, your health may be in danger says a CMAJ editorial. @NightshiftMD says there's a solution.

Teen girls at increased risk of concussions

Girls who have a head injury may take a lot longer than boys to recover. Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the implications.

How extreme weather events affect your health

Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have brought serious health risks. @NightshiftMD examines the medical challenges in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

Read this if your teen wants a tattoo

Your teenager bugging you to get a tattoo? New medical guidelines help parents navigate the risk

Beware of hype in medical science

They may be the original 'spin' doctors. A new study finds that a surprising number of medical researchers can’t resist hyping their conclusions.

New risk for new moms and moms to be

Women face serious mental health challenges during and after pregnancy. @NightshiftMD has a revealing new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.