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White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio

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Medicine
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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.

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32 Ratings
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What an amazing show!

By ALittleChaotic - Apr 08 2019
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Excellent program, superior topics !

Great!!!

By Purllygurl - Oct 17 2014
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Very interesting, informative, and addicting. Can't stop listening because it's something real and honest for a change. I love it because it's things most people wouldn't normally talk about. Listen and you will learn in a really fun way.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
3
0
1
0

What an amazing show!

By ALittleChaotic - Apr 08 2019
Read more
Excellent program, superior topics !

Great!!!

By Purllygurl - Oct 17 2014
Read more
Very interesting, informative, and addicting. Can't stop listening because it's something real and honest for a change. I love it because it's things most people wouldn't normally talk about. Listen and you will learn in a really fun way.
Cover image of White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio

White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio

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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.

Rank #1: The Hospital Food Fix

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Bland, boring...and beige. It's how a lot of patients describe the meals they've been served in hospitals. But there's a serious side to those gripes. Dr. Goldman speaks to Joshna Maharaj (Josh-nuh MUH-huh-raj) a chef and food activist who has helped to overhaul menus in hospital kitchens and cafeterias, taking them from what she calls "miserable monochrome" to locally sourced and delicious. Dr. Goldman also visits the Childern's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa where they are tackling picky-eater syndrome among their young patients by offering room service. And we drop in on a cooking class where the chefs are future physicians from the University of Toronto medical school, who are making a hands-on connection between good food and good health.
Aug 10 2019
27 mins
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Rank #2: Of Monsters and Medicine

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This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters
Oct 05 2018
27 mins
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Rank #3: Poet, peer support worker and advocate: How Amy Willans remade her life after a mental illness diagnosis

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Amy Willans was a driven nursing student and champion figure skater in 1996 when she became depressed and began to experience paranoid thoughts. She would eventually be hospitalized and diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now a published poet and an acclaimed peer support worker, she talks to Dr. Goldman about living with mental illness and her journey to recovery.
Nov 30 2018
26 mins
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Rank #4: Poet, peer support worker and advocate: How Amy Willans remade her life after a mental illness diagnosis

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Amy Willans was a driven 22-year old nursing student, and a member of Canada's national precision skating team who was dating a university quarterback when she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Amy suffered from debilitating depression, delusions and paranoia, to the point where she had to be repeatedly hospitalized. This week, the published poet and acclaimed peer support worker from Edmonton talks to Dr. Brian Goldman about her journey to recovery and how she dealt with the stigma
ttached to the disease she's lived with for more than 20 years. The show features some of her original poetry.
Aug 03 2019
27 mins
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Rank #5: Planet Youth: How Iceland turned around a crisis in teen drinking

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Dr. Brian Goldman travels to Iceland to find out how they turned around a culture of binge-drinking among youth, and discovers what we can learn from their incredible public health turnaround, just as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis.
Sep 07 2018
26 mins
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Rank #6: The measles comeback

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Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the global spread of measles, what it means to Canadians, and how we went from believing the disease was cornered to a crisis point in less than 2 years. Brian speaks to Jayda Kelsall, an Ottawa cancer patient with up-to-date vaccines, who contracted the disease on a trip to the UK, and New York Times "plagues and pestilences" reporter, Donald G. McNeil Jr., who has traced the origins of the current outbreak in New York, and the resurgence of measles around the world.
Apr 12 2019
27 mins
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Rank #7: A meaningful life

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Elizabeth Rathbun is one of more than 77,000 Canadians who live with Multiple Sclerosis. She shares her 30-year journey with the disease, and offers insight into what it's like to live with MS, and into the health-care system.
Feb 08 2019
27 mins
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Rank #8: Xavier's long road back

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Rachelle Downton hoped her son Xavier, 4, would take a few steps with a walker for Christmas. That likely won't happen, and doctors say his recovery from AFM, a frightening and mysterious ailment may take much longer.
Dec 15 2018
26 mins
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Rank #9: After the Overdose Part One: The Forgotten Ones

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Dr. Brian Goldman travels to BC, and in the first of a two-part series tells the story of the men and women who are being largely overlooked in Canada's opioid crisis: Those who survive overdoses, but are left with permanent, debilitating brain damage. Authorites regularly track and release the numbers of people who die each month as a result of the opioid crisis, but they do not have a handle on those who suffer brain injuries. Dayton Wilson is one of the them. The 24-year-old Kamloops man took an accidental hit of fentanyl and was left with permanent brain damage that has compromised his ability to speak, his balance and left him with chronic pain. The once-aspiring musician now works part time as a custodian at a ski resort and recieves disability payments. He and his mother piece together the events that led to his overdose, and make the case that as the opioid crisis continues, patients like Dayton are being forgotten.
May 31 2019
26 mins
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Rank #10: Doctors who champion low-carb, high-fat diets go against the grain

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Meet three doctors who eat a low-carb, high-fat diet, and find out why they'd like to see it more commonly prescribed to patients who are facing metabolic disease, even though some critics call it a fad.
Jan 11 2019
33 mins
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Rank #11: Prescription for loneliness

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White Coat Black Art looks at ways of dealing with loneliness in seniors. We visit roommates Cara Duncan, 23 and Lesly Adamson, 92. Dr. Mayur Lakhani, a family doctor and president of Britain's Royal College of General Practitioners, talks about the social prescribing expert in his office who guides his patients to local community activities. Dr. Helen Kingston, another U.K. doctor, tells Brian about the Compassionate Frome Project, a plan to treat lonely patients in her hometown of Frome.
Apr 18 2019
27 mins
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Rank #12: Doctors who champion low-carb, high-fat diets go against the grain

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Meet three doctors who eat a low-carb, high-fat diet, and find out why they'd like to see it more commonly prescribed to patients who are facing metabolic disease, even though some critics call it a fad.
May 17 2019
27 mins
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Rank #13: How Alan Alda went from TV doctor to teaching real doctors about empathy

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Alan Alda is best known for his 11 seasons on MASH but he's also forged a second career as an expert in communication. He tells Dr. Brian Goldman it began with hosting Scientific American on PBS, where he talked to some of the world's smartest people and helped them get their ideas across. About a decdade ago the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science was established. It's trained more than 13,000 doctors and health professionals, using improvisation as a key tool. Alda also talks about his new podcast, Clear + Vivid which is all about human relationships, and he reveals why he went public with this diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last summer.
Mar 15 2019
27 mins
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Rank #14: Meet the paramedic with a side hustle as the town mortician

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Meet Matthew Sias: a small-town paramedic, deputy coroner and funeral assistant. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks to Sias about the tricky challenges when his different jobs collide.
Apr 26 2019
30 mins
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Rank #15: The cannabis question show

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Recorded at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, scientists and physicians from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research tackle questions ranging from whether it's safe to drive after using cannabis, the dangers of second-hand pot smoke to how long the drug stays in your system, and how it interacts with other drugs - and much more.
Oct 12 2018
27 mins
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