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How Alan Alda went from TV doctor to teaching real doctors about empathy

Dr. Goldman talks to Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda. While best known for his role on MASH, he's forged another career as an expert communicator, helping doctors relate better to patients. He also talks about his new podcast and his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Legal pot: We want to hear from you

What do you most want to know from medical experts as Canada moves to legalize recreational cannabis?
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Household cleaners may trigger childhood obesity

Could everyday household cleaners somehow be making children overweight? As odd as that seems, the answer might be yes, says @NightshiftMD.

Her dense breast tissue hid cancer for years. Now she's warning others

More than half of women have dense breast tissue. The more dense it is, the more difficult it is for a mammogram to detect cancer. And even though mammograms reveal breast density, most women aren't told about it.

What Icelanders think of Canada's impending legalization of marijuana

Looking to the tiny European nation for feedback on Canada's impending legalization. Spoiler alert: they've got serious concerns.

Lessons from Iceland: How one country turned around a teen drinking crisis

Dr. Brian Goldman travels to Iceland to find out how they turned around a culture of binge-drinking among youth, and discovers what we can learn from their incredible public health turnaround, just as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis.

Allergy bullying: It's real, and it's dangerous

Kids with life-threatening allergies have a tough time navigating school and activities to keep themselves safe. But they also face the added burden of "allergy bullying”—from the movie Peter Rabbit to stand-up comics who poke fun at allergies, to their own peers.
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Who to blame for Europe's measles problem

More than 41,000 children and adults across Europe have been infected with measles this year alone. @NightshiftMD assesses the risk to Canadians.

'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.”

#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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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.

The Snopes guide to spotting fake news

Alex Kasprak, science editor at Snopes, 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.

'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.”

Allergy bullying: It's real, and it's dangerous

Kids with life-threatening allergies have a tough time navigating school and activities to keep themselves safe. But they also face the added burden of "allergy bullying”—from the movie Peter Rabbit to stand-up comics who poke fun at allergies, to their own peers.

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.

#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.

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.