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.

Dr. Brian Goldman and infectious disease expert Dr. Susy Hota explain how masks work and how best to use them.

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Across the country, declining rates of COVID-19 infections have led to cautious plans to relax physical distancing and gradually open up businesses. This week on White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice President of Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, talks to Dr. Goldman …
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Robert Boast, a homeless 60-year-old Toronto man with incurable prostate and colon cancer, told White Coat, Black Art that he is more frightened of catching COVID-19 than dying from cancer. Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care doctor, who is also managing Peel Region's COVID-19 homelessness response, says COVID-19 is hitting …
Canada’s provinces and territories began postponing elective medical and surgical procedures days after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Patients fearful for their health say advocating for care may make a difference. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks to one woman whose breast cancer surgery has been on hold for a month, and …
Since the World Health Organization declared COVID19 a pandemic, hospitals across Canada have kept most visitors outside the sliding doors. There are a few exceptions, such as when you're giving birth or a loved one is critically ill or dying. But for the majority of people hospitalized with COVID19 or …
Bryson seems like a perfectly healthy baby. But soon doctors confirm his parents’ worst fears: something is wrong with Bryson’s brain. Despite dozens of tests over nearly a decade, doctors come up empty in their efforts to find a diagnosis.Then one day, everything changes. Scientists working at the cutting edge …
Canadians are doing their bit to control the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing. The idea is to stay far away from a sometimes-deadly virus to which we’re not immune. You can’t do that if you’re a frontline healthcare worker. This week, Dr. Brian Goldman speaks to fellow healthcare workers, …
Extended interview with Vancouver ER physician Dr. Joseph FInkler who is now recovering from COVID-19. He admits thinking that he was "invincible" before he got the virus, and describes what it was like to come to terms with testing positive, and what that has meant for him and his family. …
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