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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, 94 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.

    If I test negative for COVID-19, am I clear?

    If I test negative for COVID-19, am I clear?

    Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, we’ve heard a lot of talk about coronavirus tests. But how do tests for such a new virus work and what do the results really tell you? If your test comes back negative, what do you do? And what kinds of tests will help us in the future, when we want to know about potential immunity to the virus? Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Pernica joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to dispense a dose of expert insight into all of these questions.

    • 26 min
    The Dose Bonus: What you need to know about masks and food safety

    The Dose Bonus: What you need to know about masks and food safety

    This week: How to don and doff a face mask safety. What are the best materials for a homemade mask? Who really needs a mask? How can I clean my mask? Do I need to worry about getting takeout? Should I really wipe down every single grocery item? All that and more as Dr. Brian Goldman talks to 'the germ guy' Jason Tetro on The Dose.

    • 19 min
    How can I help the senior in my life get through COVID-19?

    How can I help the senior in my life get through COVID-19?

    COVID-19 is hitting seniors hard across Canada. Several long-term care homes have suffered deadly outbreaks, including a nursing home in a small Ontario town that lost more than a dozen seniors in just a few days. Whether they live in long-term care facilities or in their own homes, COVID-19 threatens not only the lives of older Canadians, but also their emotional health as they face crushing isolation, unable to see their loved ones. Geriatrics specialist Dr. Samir Sinha joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to give us all a dose of advice on how to help seniors get through this pandemic.

    • 30 min
    Fact vs. Fiction: Your COVID-19 questions answered on The Dose

    Fact vs. Fiction: Your COVID-19 questions answered on The Dose

    Dr. Susy Hota, the Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control at University Health Network in Toronto joins Dr. Brian Goldman to answer 10 questions on COVID-19.

    • 18 min
    How can I manage my addiction during COVID-19?

    How can I manage my addiction during COVID-19?

    Many people battling substance use disorders and addictions are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emotional stress can leave some people struggling to avoid relapse. Physical distancing to prevent the spread of the virus can make it difficult to access critical addiction recovery supports and services. Dr. Peter Selby from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers insight into what's needed to help people suffering from addiction make it through this crisis. 

    • 17 min
    How can I manage my anxiety and take care of my mental health right now?

    How can I manage my anxiety and take care of my mental health right now?

    In this new COVID-19 reality, we’ve been talking a lot about how to protect our physical health and slow the spread of the coronavirus. But there's also been an enormous toll on our mental health. This week on The Dose, Dr. Peter Selby, chief of medicine for the Psychiatry Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to talk about how we can manage our anxiety and stay mentally healthy through this unprecedented time.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

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The Dose

Very informative and timely podcast.

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Great program

A quick and easy dip into the facts about medical “trends”.

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Very informative

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