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House Doctor: November 2011 Archives

House Doctor: Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Prescription narcotics like OxyContin relieve pain, but they also come with significant risk of addiction. Next weekend CBC Radio's "White Coat, Black Art" examines the problem of prescription drug abuse. House Doctor Brian Goldman has a preview.

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House Doctor: Troubling Report on Senior Hospital Care

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

By the year 2029, nearly one in three Canadians will be over the age of 65. That makes a recent report about the care of seniors in the U.K. even more relevant...and troubling.  House doctor Brian Goldman explains what the report uncovered.

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House Doctor: Palliative Care in the ER

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Last week, a national program was launched in the U.S. to improve access to palliative medicine for seriously ill patients in the ER.  House doctor Brian Goldman says Canadians are paying attention.

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