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Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.

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English

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Dr. Brian Goldman White Coat, Black Art, CBC Radio P.O. Box 500, Station " A", Toronto, Ont., M5W1E6 1-866-648-6714


Episodes

Adventures in medicine

5/18/2018
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Dr. Lori Regenstrief took a job as the doctor on a luxury cruise liner and ended up having to treat herself. Astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk tells Brian about practising in zero gravity. And Brian has his own tale of intrigue about visiting Russia and helping out a Soviet dissident. ** Note: This episode originally aired in January***

Duration:00:27:09

'I was sobbing uncontrollably': Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit

5/11/2018
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When antidepressants first came on the market in the late 1980s it was recommended patients take them for six to nine months to relieve symptoms. But in 2018, in the US alone, 15.5 million people have been on anti-depressants for five years or more. And when they do try to stop, they face a raft of unexpected and debilitating withdrawal symptoms.

Duration:00:27:08

Prozac Elimi-Nation

5/11/2018
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When antidepressants first came on the market in the late 1980s it was recommended patients take them for six to nine months to relieve symptoms. But in 2018, in the US alone, 15.5 million people have been on anti-depressants for five years or more. And when they do try to stop, they face a raft of unexpected and debilitating withdrawal symptoms.

Duration:00:27:08

The Elephant in the Room

5/9/2018
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Host Brian Goldman travels to Ottawa to meet two extraordinary women who share a common bond. Kim McLeod and Julie Drury were both mothers to children who doctors call “medically fragile”: two kids with rare diseases so complicated they need nearly round the clock care just to stay alive. Because of their medical conditions, both children died prematurely. With great strength, the two women share their stories of their children's last days. They impart their wisdom about how the medical...

Duration:00:25:31

The Elephant in the Room

5/4/2018
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Host Brian Goldman travels to Ottawa to meet two extraordinary women who share a common bond. Kim McLeod and Julie Drury were both mothers to children who doctors call “medically fragile”: two kids with rare diseases so complicated they need nearly round the clock care just to stay alive. Because of their medical conditions, both children died prematurely. With great strength, the two women share their stories of their children's last days. They impart their wisdom about how the medical...

Duration:00:25:28

Paramedics hone in on 9-1-1 "hotspot" buildings to help isolated residents

4/27/2018
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Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, but not everyone calling in has a critical emergency. After taking a closer look, one paramedic discovered that some buildings in the city are "hotspots" for 9-1-1 calls, meaning the residents made more than 100 9-1-1 calls a year -- three times the average. Jessie Lee, a community paramedic and systems engineer developed a "frequent caller" algorithm that pinpointed...

Duration:00:27:07

9-1-1 Hotspots

4/27/2018
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Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, with many of those calls being for non-critical care. With the number of calls escalating, emergency care workers found a surprising pattern. A few apartment buildings were making 100 or more calls for emergency care a year - more than three times the average. The residents in these 9-1-1 hotspots were often elderly, socially isolated with few outside supports and...

Duration:00:27:07

Allergy Bullying: It's real, and it's dangerous

4/20/2018
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The new movie Peter Rabbit didn't get great reviews from critics - but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries - knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It's just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to "allergy bullying." This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who has...

Duration:00:27:18

Still Kathryn

4/20/2018
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Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat's memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no longer remember the route to get to her teaching job outside of Toronto. Soon it became clear that Pat could not manage living on her own, and Kathryn quit her job in London, Ontario and moved back home to care for her. Kathryn is among the...

Duration:00:27:18

Allergy Bullying

4/20/2018
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The new movie Peter Rabbit didn't get great reviews from critics - but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries - knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It's just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to "allergy bullying." This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who has...

Duration:00:27:18

Allergy Bullying

4/20/2018
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The new movie Peter Rabbit didn't get great reviews from critics - but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis, and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries - knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It's just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to "allergy bullying." This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who...

Duration:00:27:18

Allergy Bullying

4/20/2018
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The new movie Peter Rabbit didn't get great reviews from critics - but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxsis, and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries - knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It's just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to "allergy bullying." This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who...

Duration:00:27:18

Monsters and medicine

4/13/2018
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There's a surprising intersection between the world of medicine and zombies. Yes, the flesh-eating undead of The Walking Dead, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and of course Shaun of the Dead. The iconic re-animated creature pops up in some unexpected places in medicine.

Duration:00:27:08

The stupid rules edition

4/6/2018
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We asked listeners to tell us about the seeming "stupid rules" that frustrate them when it comes to our health-care system. We got a barrage of emails, tweets and posts ranging from gripes about getting kicked off a GP's roster for being "too healthy," being forced to jump through hoops to get a referral to a specialist; being unable to access to your own medical records and being restricted from seeing your own child as they go under general anaesthetic in the ICU and when they wake up...

Duration:00:27:02

Still Kathryn

3/29/2018
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Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat's memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no longer remember the route to get to her teaching job outside of Toronto. Soon it became clear that Pat could not manage living on her own, and Kathryn quit her job in London, Ontario and moved back home to care for her. Kathryn is among the...

Duration:00:27:02

My Son was in the ICU and I got PTSD: Why the emotional cost of surviving serious illnesses is rarely treated

3/23/2018
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What happens when the health-care system heals you but leaves you with emotional scars?

Duration:00:27:01

The unregulated world of medical devices

3/16/2018
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Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her new book, The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It. And Dr. David Urbach tells us why Canada's device regulators could be doing a better job.

Duration:00:27:12

Endometriosis: The painful search for answers

3/9/2018
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Endometriosis affects one in ten Canadian women, yet for the most part, it is invisible. It's a condition where the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, resulting in severe pain, and possibly infertility for those who have it. It takes on average, eight to ten years to get a definitive diagnosis and women typically see up to ten different doctors during that time. This week, White Coat Black Art has a documentary by Danielle d'Entremont, a young woman who was recently diagnosed with...

Duration:00:27:11

#MeToo in Medicine

3/6/2018
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This week, White Coat, Black Art has stories of up-and-coming female doctors who have been harassed, abused and even assaulted by the higher-ups who are supposed to be mentoring them into the world of medicine. Many of the women say they were too afraid to file complaints fearing the power senior doctors have over their career prospects.Those who have complained find the system often does more to protect the alleged perpetrators. We canvas provincial colleges for how they are handling...

Duration:00:26:44

#MeToo in Medicine

3/2/2018
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This week, White Coat, Black Art has stories of up-and-coming female doctors who have been harassed, abused and even assaulted by the higher-ups who are supposed to be mentoring them into the world of medicine. Many of the women say they were too afraid to file complaints fearing the power senior doctors have over their career prospects.Those who have complained find the system often does more to protect the alleged perpetrators. We canvas provincial colleges for how they are handling...

Duration:00:27:11

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