Mentorship programs for youth see results

Mentorship programs for youth see results

Those of you who read The Lord of the Flies likely remember when the character, Piggy, broke the glasses of the most vulnerable kid in the group and pushed him to his death.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

As the population ages, there is a growing belief that a tsunami of elderly patients will bankrupt the healthcare system, but evidence shows that this is a misconception.

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?

As the population ages, experts say that the current institutional model of care needs to change to better support aging patients.

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

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 treat poverty, like any other physical condition. An immediate step is to encourage patients to […]

Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction

Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction

Genetics will save the day — at least that’s the message you see pretty much everywhere in the media, and sometimes even in the academic literature.

Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

A version of this podcast appeared in the Huffington Post In a recent UNICEF report, Canada ranked in the bottom half of the world’s richest countries in overall child well-being and child equality. Experts say that a lack of access to healthcare and inadequate support for parents are reasons why Canada lags behind. Dr. Denis Daneman from the […]