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5 surprising things we learned about cannabis from 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

Is it safe to drive after using cannabis? Will pot help you sleep? Is marijuana healthier than alcohol? CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art got leading medical experts to answer these questions and more.

Everything you want to know about pot: Your questions answered

The lowdown on getting high from CBC's White Coat, Black Art.

Five surprising things we learned about cannabis from our experts

Why the legalization of marijuana may make it less addictive and more myth busting
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If pot use increases, government should amend legislation, says CMAJ

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) says Canada should actively monitor the use of cannabis following legalization. Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art, explains why.

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.

Monsters and medicine

This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

What families can learn from Wettlaufer inquiry into nursing home care

The inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer heard how rare murder at nursing homes is, but also how serious deficiencies in nursing homes more commonly lead to neglect.
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The trouble with hospitalized seniors

A staggering number of hospitalized seniors are readmitted shortly after discharge from hospital. @NightshiftMD says a study suggests important gaps in health care.

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

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.

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.

The trouble with hospitalized seniors

A staggering number of hospitalized seniors are readmitted shortly after discharge from hospital. @NightshiftMD says a study suggests important gaps in health care.

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.

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?

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.

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.