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Something may be missing in the new breast cancer screening guideline

A new breast cancer screening guideline is meant to make things clearer for women in Canada. Dr. Brian Goldman explains why it may do just the opposite.

Family fighting for better end-of-life care for people with severe disabilities after son's painful death

Tristan Lederman, 34, spent his final months in pain and distress before he died. His parents say he got inadequate palliative care from his doctors. His case doesn't surprise advocates who say it illustrates some of the failures in both the health-care and education systems.
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Have you ever lied to your doctor? You're not alone

What should doctors do to encourage patients to tell the truth? Dr. Brian Goldman says his colleagues need to stop being judgmental.

Poetry and peer support: How Amy Willans remade her life after mental illness

At 22, Amy Willans was a driven nursing student and champion figure skater. In 1996 she began to experience paranoid thoughts and depression and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. The poet and acclaimed peer support worker talks to Dr. Goldman about living with mental illness and her journey to recovery.
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Does obesity increase risk of childhood asthma?

Rates of childhood asthma are going up and researchers have identified a surprising (and preventable) culprit. @NightshiftMD has the details.

Early therapy is best after a stroke, but many rural Canadians miss out

Many stroke survivors, especially those like Albertan Robert Windross who live in rural or remote areas, wait far too long for rehabilitation, say experts.
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How loud noises can affect your heart

If you live next to an airport or a highway, your heart may be at risk. @NightshiftMD tackles the health problems caused by exposure to loud noise.

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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How to tell if your doctor is burned out

Psychiatrist Mamta Gautam has been called the "doctor's doctor." She coaches physicians on how to stay one step ahead of burnout.

Laughing over spilled Jell-O: a radical prescription for loneliness in seniors

Why a 92-year-old woman now sees her roomate, 23, as a daughter.
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'Alarming' number of families share leftover antibiotics, study suggests

When it comes to leftover antibiotics, reuse and recycle are bad ideas. @Nightshift explains why.

Meet Dr. Michael Klein, Canada's father of family-friendly births

To sustain Canada's health-care system, most births should be in the hands of midwives and family doctors, leaving obstetricians to attend births requiring more complex care, says Dr. Michael Klein.
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Young adults are the new vaccine skeptics

And don't ask them to talk to their doctor because they probably don't have one, says @NightshiftMD.

How cancer coaches help patients navigate an overwhelming diagnosis

Popular in Australia and England, cancer coaching is just starting to gain a toehold in Canada.

Cases of rare, polio-like paralysis targeting kids appear in Canada

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported a small surge in cases of a mysterious disease in children. More than 60 cases of the polio-like illness have been confirmed in 22 U.S. states in recent weeks. Now, doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto say they’re seeing cases in Canada.

Women with disabilities have sex. So why are their sexual health needs often ignored?

Jocelyn Maffin says she was never asked about her sexual health as a young woman, and as a result she was never offered contraception, information about STIs or an HPV vaccine - omissions she believes are related to the fact that she has a disability.

Five surprising things we learned about cannabis from our experts

Why the legalization of marijuana may make it less addictive and more myth busting

Everything you want to know about pot: Your questions answered

The lowdown on getting high from CBC's White Coat, Black Art.
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If pot use increases, government should amend legislation, says CMAJ

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says Canada should actively monitor the use of cannabis following legalization. Dr.Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) explains why.

Zombies and the CDC: Using the undead to teach emergency preparedness

Maggie Silver tells what happened when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control almost broke the internet with a disaster-preparedness campaign based on the zombie apocalypse.

Frankenstein 101: What the monster teaches medical students

The 200th anniversary of Frankenstein is being celebrated at Stanford University this year. Anesthesiologist Audrey Shafer tells us what the Frankenstein story can teach today's doctors.

Students' zombie comics channel the horrors of med school

Dr. Michael Green teaches a comics in medicine course at Penn State College. He says med students create zombie comics as a way of describing the miseries of life as a resident.

Monsters and medicine

This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters.
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The secret to improving health care

The best fixes for Canada's health-care system may come from a source that's almost never consulted. @NightshiftMD says the answer may surprise you.

What families can learn from Wettlaufer inquiry into nursing home care

When former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered vulnerable patients in Ontario nursing homes, she did more than leave a trail of shock and grief behind — she exposed serious cracks in the long-term care system.

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.

Zombies and the CDC: Using the undead to teach emergency preparedness

Maggie Silver tells what happened when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control almost broke the internet with a disaster-preparedness campaign based on the zombie apocalypse.

Frankenstein 101: What the monster teaches medical students

The 200th anniversary of Frankenstein is being celebrated at Stanford University this year. Anesthesiologist Audrey Shafer tells us what the Frankenstein story can teach today's doctors.

Students' zombie comics channel the horrors of med school

Dr. Michael Green teaches a comics in medicine course at Penn State College. He says med students create zombie comics as a way of describing the miseries of life as a resident.