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CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.

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CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.

    Life in the emotional support unit

    Life in the emotional support unit

    Social worker Paula Abramczyk wants to make the journey a little bit better for ICU patients and their families. During COVID, that goal has become a lot more challenging.

    • 27 min
    A mobile ICU on the highway

    A mobile ICU on the highway

    Dr. Brian Goldman meets up with veteran paramedic Joanne Skinner just before she heads out on a 12-hour shift. Joanne is part of the team that's been working nonstop transferring COVID patients from overcrowded ICU's in the GTA to hospitals outside the city.

    • 26 min
    How today's pandemic is affecting tomorrow's doctors

    How today's pandemic is affecting tomorrow's doctors

    What is the lasting impact of the pandemic on learning for tomorrow's doctors? Especially those who are doing their hands-on residency training. Dr. Brian Goldman talks to residents Larissa Albino and Chris Charles talk about becoming doctors during COVID.

    • 26 min
    'We are going to collapse this system,' warns Ontario nurse

    'We are going to collapse this system,' warns Ontario nurse

    Nurse Nikki Skillen says ICUs in the Greater Toronto Area are dealing with too many patients, burnt-out staff and rising case counts in the community. Meanwhile, ICU doctors in other parts of the country worry they may soon be in the same dire position as Ontario.

    • 30 min
    Brampton: Too few vaccines and too many barriers

    Brampton: Too few vaccines and too many barriers

    Dr. Brian Goldman donned PPE and returned to Brampton to find out if workers and their families are getting access to the COVID vaccine. Brian talks to Dixon Pinto, who grew up in Brampton and is studying health inequities at McMaster University. Brian meets up with Dr. Shruthi Gowda, a family physician at an urgent-care clinic just a short drive from an Amazon warehouse. Brian also talks to Gurpreet Malhotra, CEO of local non-profit Indus Community Services.

    • 26 min
    Addicted to worrying

    Addicted to worrying

    Psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer says that humans can become addicted to worry and anxiety, and just like any other addiction, our brain can learn to crave the sensation of worry. But good news, like any other bad habit, it can be broken.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
809 Ratings

809 Ratings

Lady of Shalot ,

A must-listen podcast

Brian explains medical issues in a well-rounded and progressive podcast. I like him, and his choice of topics is excellent.

Weaslelady ,

Love it

Love the topics covered

Very informative

Easternhouse ,

This show used to be good but has become so one-sided

Where is the balanced journalism? This show used to try to do real journalism but has just become lazy falling back on interviews with “advocates” and not experts

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