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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.

    'This isn't Halloween candy': Infectious disease specialist cautious over drugs touted as COVID-19 treatment

    'This isn't Halloween candy': Infectious disease specialist cautious over drugs touted as COVID-19 treatment

    This month U.S. President Trump hailed two drugs as potential treatments for COVID-19. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch weighs in on the hype and the reality behind these medications.

    • 26 min
    'These are historic numbers': How one Toronto hospital is preparing to battle COVID-19

    'These are historic numbers': How one Toronto hospital is preparing to battle COVID-19

    North York General Hospital, one of Toronto’s busiest health-care facilities, is preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients as the number of infections continues to climb day after day across the province.

    • 26 min
    We need to talk more about death, says U.K. palliative care expert who's witnessed thousands die

    We need to talk more about death, says U.K. palliative care expert who's witnessed thousands die

    Author and physician Dr. Kathryn Mannix says health-care workers have to get comfortable with having frank conversations with patients when death is imminent, so they can be prepared.

    • 26 min
    'Undignified' 100-year-old hospital gown design in desperate need of redesign, doctor says

    'Undignified' 100-year-old hospital gown design in desperate need of redesign, doctor says

    Likening the 100-year-old hospital gown to a prisoner's orange jumpsuit, a prominent British doctor says the "alien, open-at-the-back garment" is in desperate need of a redesign.

    • 26 min
    "I've saved somewhere between 750 and 800 people"

    "I've saved somewhere between 750 and 800 people"

    Dr Brian Goldman takes you into the single-room occupancy hotels of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. His guide is Jeremy Bell, a member of TORO (Tenant Overdose Response Organizers). As a drug user and resident of a single-room occupancy hotel, Jeremy is a first-responder of a different type.

    • 26 min
    How complex care services delivered to rural areas became a 'life-changer' for this family

    How complex care services delivered to rural areas became a 'life-changer' for this family

    The Tucker family lives in Orillia, Ont., whose hospital is home to a clinic specializing in complex care for children living in remote parts of Ontario.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

Barb M HBSc HBPE BEd ,

Excellent

This is an excellent podcast one that I recommend often. The information is clear and without bias. Thank you Dr Goldman for the diversity of topics. Well done!!

vernonchiro ,

Crisis in Caregiving

As a working mother in a sandwich generation ... thank you for bringing a voice to all those unpaid caregivers of our seniors. Wish we would have heard more about this pressing issue in the federal election

MontrealMama ,

Wonderful show!

What a fantastic podcast that covers medical topics we all need to know about. The pelvic floor show brought me to tears as I’ve endured this issue since having my children. Thank you for bringing this critical issue to the public. We should erase the stigma and be more open about it so that more women can get help. Thank you for that episode, I know I’m not alone.

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