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 the University of Toronto, and Tara Gomes, Epidemiologist and Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital and […]
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.
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.
As high obesity rates continue to be a health concern for Canadians, there is growing interest in introducing a sugar sweetened beverage tax.
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
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 […]
While indigenous populations in Canada have higher risks of health problems, our usual treatments often focus solely on western medical approaches.
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 […]
A version of this podcast appeared in Progressive Bloggers, BLOOM, WIMS and CMAJ Blog The Complex Care Initiative at Sick Kids began in 2006, by the late pediatrician Dr. Norman Saunders. For ten years it has opened its doors to children with multiple and complex health challenges, often to those who could not find adequate […]
A version of this podcast appeared in Basic Income Earth Network and the Huffington Post Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is not a new idea in Canada, but it is once again on the political radar. Dr. Evelyn Forget and Dr. Danielle Martin explain why Canada should consider implementing […]