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The Dose is a weekly look at the health news that matters to you. Dr. Brian Goldman brings you the best science from top experts in plain language. He cuts through the BS and confusion to give you a dose of smart advice that you won’t find anywhere else.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 641 Ratings

The Dose is a weekly look at the health news that matters to you. Dr. Brian Goldman brings you the best science from top experts in plain language. He cuts through the BS and confusion to give you a dose of smart advice that you won’t find anywhere else.

    Why is it important to maintain my sense of balance as I age?

    Why is it important to maintain my sense of balance as I age?

    Balance is crucial to our overall well-being. But it can be challenged at any age, and we start to lose our balance in our 50s. The good news is that simple exercise can help maintain and even restore balance. Lisa Hoffart, a physiotherapist with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and Group 23 Sports Medicine helps answer: Why is it important to maintain my sense of balance as I age?

    • 22 min
    What do I need to know about IUDs?

    What do I need to know about IUDs?

    Intrauterine devices, also known as IUDs, are a popular form of birth control in this country. This week on The Dose, Dr. Renée Hall, medical director of Kelowna General Hospital's Women’s Services Clinic, shares what you need to know about IUDs.

    • 23 min
    What should I do when the mask mandates are lifted?

    What should I do when the mask mandates are lifted?

    Mask mandates have been lifted in several provinces, though some hospitals and long term care homes are still insisting on masks. But Omicron and subvariants have not disappeared. So this week we’re asking: What should I do when the mask mandates are lifted? Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Ottawa, helps us navigate.

    • 21 min
    How much could drug decriminalization help with harm reduction?

    How much could drug decriminalization help with harm reduction?

    British Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of illicit drugs like opioids, cocaine and crystal meth. This move is part of a big idea called harm reduction. So how much could drug decriminalization help with harm reduction? Dr. Hakique Virani, an addiction medicine and public health physician in Edmonton, explains.

    • 22 min
    What can I do to boost my memory?

    What can I do to boost my memory?

    There are plenty of ads for supplements that supposedly boost our memory. If you’re worried about memory loss, you might be tempted to give them a try. But how well do they work? Dr. Sandra Black, cognitive neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, has the answer, as well as the latest research on other ways we can boost our memory.

    • 20 min
    What do I need to know about monkeypox?

    What do I need to know about monkeypox?

    Monkeypox is a viral infection that’s usually found in parts of Africa. But the current outbreak has shown up in countries including the U.K., Spain, Portugal, Australia, the United States and Canada. That’s just one of several things that has doctors puzzled. So this week we’re asking: What do I need to know about monkeypox? We get some clues from Lynora Saxinger, an infectious diseases specialist with the University of Alberta.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
641 Ratings

641 Ratings

Vavo2009 ,

Very informative

Timely topics and very informative!
Thank you for this podcast especially in a world of commercialism unreliable products and less access to doctors due to shortages.

skytree ,

Good

It’s sometimes an interesting show but can fall short with narrow views on subjects.

It’s also worth noting that they ask listeners to go and give this podcast a 5-star rating so take the legitimacy of the ratings as you will.

papapagli ,

I am addicted to this podcasts!

Big fan of Dr. Brian, love the informative topics he covers and the way he interacts with the hosts, what I have been learning from this podcast is “seeking right information from right people, makes a big difference in life” this helps my continuous learning experience! Thanks so much

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