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Med Life with Dr. Horton — On mentorship with Dr. Sharon Straus

9/9/2019
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In this "Med Life with Dr. Horton" podcast, Dr. Jillian Horton chats with Dr. Sharon Straus about mentorship, from being a mentee to being a mentor. Dr. Horton and Dr. Straus talk about: - tips and tricks for students and trainees to find a good mentor - how to be a good mentor for others - how mentoring can help change culture in medicine - evidence and studies on mentorship - what it was like to have Dr. David Sackett as a mentor - and much more Dr. Sharon Straus is acting...

Duration:00:27:26

Diagnosis and management of Parkinson disease

9/9/2019
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In this interview, Dr. David Grimes and Dr. Tiago Mestre discuss diagnosis and management of Parkinson disease, including: how to first recognize it, progression, treatment (medications, deep brain stimulation, exercise), nonmotor features such as depression, and palliative care. Dr. Grimes and Dr. Mestre are two of the authors of a new Canadian clinical practice guideline published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. David Grimes is chief of the division of neurology and...

Duration:00:25:36

Naloxone as a technology of solidarity: history of opioid overdose prevention

8/19/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Nancy Campbell talks about the history of naloxone. In today’s reality of opioid addiction epidemics in many areas of the world, naloxone is highly regarded as a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose — it's a technology of solidarity. But it was once considered a technology of suspicion. It had to pass through social cycles of innovation, adoption, and backlash. It was even used by law enforcement to test individuals suspected of using narcotics. Its history...

Duration:00:00:06

Med Life with Dr. Horton — Physician burnout with Dr. Tait Shanafelt, CWO

8/12/2019
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In this "Med Life with Dr. Horton" podcast, Dr. Jillian Horton chats with Dr. Tait Shanafelt about burnout and physician wellbeing. Dr. Horton and Dr. Shanafelt talk about: - link between physician wellbeing and quality of care - research on physician burnout - can an individual diagnose their own burnout - organizational-level intervention and prevention - loss of meaning in medicine - the role of Chief Wellness Officer at Stanford - and much more Dr. Tait Shanafelt is an oncologist and...

Duration:00:25:37

Ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants

8/12/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Melissa Walker discusses management of ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 pathogenic variants. She talks about risk factors for ovarian cancer, who should get genetic testing and who should get preventive surgery. She also discusses what to do about contraception and how to manage menopause in women with BRCA1/2. Dr. Melissa Walker is a fifth-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Toronto. She works at Women’s College Hospital at the...

Duration:00:15:20

Encounters — A pediatric oncologist is moved by his patient's wise words

8/12/2019
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In this narrative, Dr. Paul Moorehead reflects on a young patient’s wise words to him. The story is true. Dr. Moorehead is a pediatric hematologist oncologist at Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He wrote a Humanities Encounters article published in CMAJ called "The truth about going home." To read the article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190424 ----------------------------------- Music: Heartbreaking, YouTube audio library...

Duration:00:06:21

Philosophers on Medicine — What are delusions?

8/6/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Jonathan Fuller and Prof. Matthew Parrott discuss delusions, a concept that raises several questions from a philosophical perspective. They share their views on the nature of belief, and what is going on in a person’s mind during delusional thinking. Professor Matthew Parrott is from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Dr. Jonathan Fuller is assistant professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh and a...

Duration:00:24:09

Encounters Poem — Le fou Bonnet

7/29/2019
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Dr. Harald Gjerde reads his poem called "Le fou Bonnet." The poem is written from the perspective of a man with Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which causes complex visual hallucinations. Dr. Gjerde is a fifth year ophthalmology resident at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. To read his article, published in CMAJ: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190276 ----------------------------------- Music: I Miss You, YouTube audio library ----------------------------------- For more stories like...

Duration:00:04:08

Peanut allergy in infants: early introduction to reduce risk

7/22/2019
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In this interview, Dr. George du Toit and Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran discuss how to safely reduce an infant’s risk of peanut allergy with early introduction of peanut protein. They talk about the evidence behind why this works to reduce risk and they explain the recommended timing, frequency, and amount of peanut that should be given to infants. Dr. George du Toit is a pediatric allergy physician at Evelina London Children's Hospital in London, UK. He is also one of the lead researchers for...

Duration:00:25:06

Value-based insurance design for pharmacare

7/22/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Steve Morgan and Dr. Kai Yeung discuss a possible framework for pharmacare. They argue and explain that setting copayments based on drugs’ clinical and economic value can promote patient choice and encourage cost-conscious selections. Dr. Kai Yeung is a pharmacist and pharmaceutical economist at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, and Dr. Steve Morgan is a health economist and professor of health policy at University of...

Duration:00:25:01

Testicular torsion

7/15/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Hans Rosenberg and Dr. Melise Keays discuss testicular torsion, a condition in which the spermatic vessels twist and cut off circulation to the testis. They explain the symptoms, how to diagnose it and how to treat it. They also explain how this condition can happen and why it's important to diagnose it in a timely manner. Dr. Hans Rosenberg is an emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital and Dr. Melise Keays is a pediatric urologist at the Children’s Hospital of...

Duration:00:25:45

Encounters — A medical student reflects on his father's illness

7/15/2019
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In this narrative, Kacper Niburski remembers when, for a short while, his father was unrecognizable to him. Mr. Niburski is a medical student at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, and editor of the CMAJ student humanities blog. He wrote a Humanities Encounters article published in CMAJ called "Cough." To read the article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190314 ----------------------------------- Music: Impromptu in Quarter, YouTube audio library -----------------------------------...

Duration:00:05:24

Measles outbreaks: systems-level and global issue

7/15/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Natasha Crowcroft comments on the measles outbreaks in Canada and globally, what many roots of the problem are, and what she thinks needs to happen to address the outbreaks. Dr. Natasha Crowcroft is chief science officer for Public Health Ontario in Toronto and an expert consultant for the World Health Organization. She co-authored a commentary article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190559...

Duration:00:22:27

Encounters — An emergency doc learns a life lesson from his loyal companion

7/8/2019
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In this narrative, Dr. Brian Deady reflects back on a time when a four-legged friend entered his life and instilled in him a sense of empathy he didn’t know he lacked. The story is read by Troy Acres. Dr. Deady is an emergency physician in Vancouver, British Columbia. He wrote a Humanities Encounters article published in CMAJ called "The unbearable rightness of two-ball fetch." To read the article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190213 ----------------------------------- Music: Evening...

Duration:00:07:21

From polio to cancer vaccines

7/2/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Robin Scheffler talks about the history of childhood cancer vaccine research. He explores the turn from polio vaccine research to cancer vaccine research and the power of children in marketing campaigns, especially in the context of raising funds for children’s hospitals or finding cures for childhood diseases. CMAJ is partnering with New Books Network for this episode. NBN connects scholars to book authors and publishes modern book reviews in the form of a podcast....

Duration:00:37:11

Cost-effectiveness analysis and the science of value

7/2/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Murray Krahn discusses cost-effectiveness and optimal use of resources in health care. He talks about how it has evolved over the last decade and he dispels some misconceptions and explains why it's important for policy makers to embrace the science of cost-effectiveness analysis. Dr. Murray Krahn is a general internist at the University Health Network in Toronto, and a Canada Research Chair in Health Technology Assessment. He leads THETA, a research group devoted to...

Duration:00:33:21

Encounters — A physician undergoes MAiD

6/17/2019
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In this narrative, Dr. Lori-Ann Linkins shares how her dear friend and fellow physician, Dr. Shelly Sarwal, chose Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). But before undergoing MAiD she forged a path to rewrite policies and ensure her organs would be donated. Dr. Linkins is a hematologist and associate professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She wrote a Humanities Encounters article published in CMAJ called "Shelly, MAiD and the purple parade." To read the article:...

Duration:00:07:19

Marijuana and fertility

6/10/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Sara Ilnitsky talks about the latest evidence around how smoking marijuana affects fertility. She discusses the pharmacology and physiology behind it, how edibles are different, how the effect is different in men versus women and more. Dr. Ilnitsky is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow at Western University in London, Ontario. She will be starting her practice at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta. She co-authored a...

Duration:00:14:50

Assessing suicide risk for insurance

6/10/2019
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In this interview, Dr. Dorian Deshauer chats about the history of suicide risk assessment for insurance companies. In the past, the process included a group of physicians but over time physicians got replaced by a more cost-effective process called automated underwriting. He also explains how the first Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) influenced risk assessment. Dr. Dorian Deshauer is a psychiatrist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. He is also...

Duration:00:35:05

Organ donation after MAiD

6/3/2019
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In this interview, Dr. James Downar and Dr. Jennifer Hancock take listeners through some of the ethical considerations of having a patient who requests medical assistance in dying (MAiD) or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures (WLSM) and who is also requesting to have his or her organs donated. Dr. James Downar is head of the division of palliative care at the University of Ottawa and is a critical care physician at The Ottawa Hospital. He is one of the authors of the guidance for policy....

Duration:00:27:38