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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.

Screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C, says new guideline

For the first time in Canada, doctors are recommending testing all baby boomers for hepatitis C. @NightshiftMD says the new guideline will save lives.

Paramedics' visits to 911 'hotspots' reduce ambulance calls, study suggests

Paramedic-run clinics in low-income apartments reduce 911 calls & improve the health of the people who live there. @NightshiftMD has the results of a new study.

Should number of appointments by family doctors be capped? Medical community weighs in

The British Medical Association thinks general practitioners should put a limit on the number of patients they see in a day. @NightshiftMD wonders if that would fly in Canada.
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The risk of vaginal birth after C-section

A new Canadian study finds that vaginal birth after C-section carries a somewhat higher risk of complications.
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Here's how to live up to 10 years longer

Five things you can do right now that may add more than a decade to your life. Dr. Brian Goldman, @NightshiftMD has the answers.
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When it comes to antidepressants, getting to zero proves difficult

If you’ve found it nearly impossible to get off antidepressants, you aren’t alone. @NightShiftMD assesses the risk and what to do about it.
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Getting help for burned-out doctors

A new U.S. charter on physician well-being aims to reduce rates of burnout. @NightshiftMD says the health-care system needs some healing too.

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.
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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.