Category Archives: Health More than Healthcare Podcasts

Evidence in the Media: How Academics can Get Their Research in the Mainstream Media (webinar)

How Works with the Media

The Changing Media Landscape: Media Symposium, Ottawa October 2017 (Webinar)

Canada needs a list of ‘essential medicines’

Think back to the last time you filled a prescription. Now think back to who paid for that.

Caregivers need more than a national day of recognition

One in four people in Canada care for a loved one, friend or neighbour.

Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

The suicide rate for men in Canada is three to four times higher than women.

This rate increases even more in certain subgroups such as gay men, indigenous men or veterans.

Understanding the opioids crisis in Canada

North America is grappling with an opioids epidemic. British Columbia has even declared a public health emergency because of a significant increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Dr. David Juurlink, Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at …

Why More Academics Should Engage with the Media, with Dr. Noralou Roos

Why more academics should engage with the media, a Policy Options Podcast. Imagine putting months of work into an article to have it read by only 10 people. This is the situation in much of academia right now, where the influx of new material is making it increasingly difficult for academics to get their research out to the public and to policy-makers.

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty? Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients

While the link between poverty and poor health outcomes is well established, experts say that many health care providers feel unequipped to intervene. Nancy McPherson, a Population Health Analyst, says that one solution is for health practitioners to diagnose and …

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities

While indigenous populations in Canada have higher risks of health problems, our usual treatments often focus solely on western medical approaches.

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