White Coat, Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman


Choppers, boats and grit: how some health-care workers are adapting to weather disasters

Health-care workers on opposite sides of the country were struggling to help care for patients as severe weather brought torrential rains, mudslides and washed out roads. Here's how some of those doctors got creative and continued to care for their patients.

How nurse practitioners are bridging the gap between family doctors and the ER

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed additional training, education and nursing experience to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication and do other tasks similar to a doctor that a regular registered nurse cannot.
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What do we need to know about the omicron variant?

Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with infectious diseases physician Dr. Zain Chagla about early indications on omicron, the new coronavirus variant of concern.

Hospital's friendly huddles persuade more staff to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Dr. Adina Weinerman is on a mission to get her fellow health-care workers at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Hospital vaccinated against COVID-19. The idea behind her work is that while vaccine mandates by themselves can generate angry compliance, some friendly persuasion can change minds.
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How do you make vaccinations hurt less for kids? Health-care experts share their tips

Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat, Black Art, spoke with clinical psychologist Christine Chambers about techniques to make vaccines hurt less.

Ottawa doctor calls for more protection from harassment and threats

Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth is one of many doctors and nurses dealing with harassment, hostility and threats of violence for promoting public health guidance and speaking out on the benefit of COVID-19 vaccines. She's calling for increased protection for health-care workers.

Late diagnosis of tumours in children collateral damage of COVID-19, doctors say

Dr. Sheila Singh has seen a big spike in pediatric brain diseases that could have been treatable if they had been diagnosed sooner. She says we need to critically evaluate our pandemic response to prevent these tragedies from repeating during the next pandemic.

Breast cancer meant confronting her worst fear: seeing a doctor

Iatrophobia, an extreme fears of doctors, can cause some people to delay seeking care. This can have devastating consequences.
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What do we need to know about how ventilation and air filtration can reduce the spread of COVID-19

Colder weather and relaxed pandemic restrictions mean more people indoors. This week, we’re asking how ventilation and air filtration can reduce the spread of COVID-19?
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Here's what's safe this fall when it comes to indoor activities

As society reopens and the weather gets colder, we're spending more time indoors in groups. If you're double vaccinated, you may be wondering what's safe when it comes to indoor activities this fall. 

Floods, fires, hurricanes and healthcare: How hospitals cope when disaster strikes

White Coat, Black Art tells the story of how hospitals cope when natural disasters strike - and what they've learned about keeping patients safe.
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Why tapping into your 5 senses with a walk in the woods can counter climate anxiety

Deadly floods, wildfires and heat-related events that hit Canada may make some people anxious enough to see a doctor. It's known as eco-anxiety — and here are some practical ways to cope.
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How the technology used to make COVID-19 vaccines could improve flu shots

People can safely receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in one arm and a flu shot in the other during the same clinic visit, health experts say. Meanwhile, scientists are working on a way to combine them in a single jab.

This doctor dad and teen want you to know climate change already harms health

Youth climate activist Sadie Vipond and emergency physician Joe Vipond are going to COP26, hoping to draw attention to the need for decisive climate action, including the very real dangers a warming planet already poses to human health. 
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Simple tips could help more aging Canadians to live at home independently

Adding coloured tape to the edge of stairs could help prevent falls, the main cause of accidental death among those aged 65 plus.

6 overlooked risks of falls for seniors and how to prevent them

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalization for Canadian seniors aged 65 and older, according to a 2014 report by the Public Health Agency of Canada. White Coat, Black Art reached out to fall prevention experts to learn about overlooked risk factors.
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What we know about kids and COVID-19 vaccines

With the possibility of COVID-19 vaccination getting closer for children ages five to 11, pediatricians say they're getting questions from parents about how safe and necessary they are, and are ready to discuss any concerns with compassion.

Off work for 8 years, woman says she got her life back with unique kind of talk therapy

Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, a type of talk therapy that digs into the emotional roots behind a person's physical ailments, is gaining notoriety for helping some long-suffering patients with unexplained medical symptoms.
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What we know about Merck's experimental pill to treat COVID-19

Infectious disease specialists who spoke with CBC News have 'cautious optimism' about the new experimental pill-based treatment for COVID-19, molnupiravir, but say vaccination is still the most effective way to reduce risk.

Out of hospital, COVID-19 survivors must learn to breathe again

An innovative new after-care program oversees home oxygen support and other follow-up care for COVID-19 patients who leave the hospital with a long road to recovery still ahead.
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As experts call for more rapid tests, how accurate are they and when should you use them?

Canadian doctors and experts say rapid testing could play a bigger role in controlling the pandemic in this country, especially if rapid antigen tests were used in settings like schools, northern communities and workplaces where outbreaks are a concern.

Inside Alberta's front lines amid COVID-19 surge

Alberta's fourth wave means the province is running out of ICU beds. It has asked for federal help and plans to transfer patients to other provinces. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with an ICU nurse and doctor to find out how it’s going inside the hospitals at ground zero.

'Our health-care system is collapsing right in front of our eyes,' say Alta. nurse

As Alberta battles COVID-19 surge, ICU nurse Mike Gaerlan grapples with long hours, heavy patient loads and staff shortages.
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The familiar viruses that make us sick are back, say experts

With public health measures easing in many places and more people travelling, a variety of non-COVID respiratory viruses are rearing their heads again this fall, experts say.

6 million Canadians live with a disability. Advocates say federal parties need to listen to them

Rabia Khedr and her family have first-hand experience of the gaps in Canada's health-care system when it comes to people with disabilities. She hopes the federal parties are listening to the millions of people with a disability, like her, and what they have to say.