Health

Published On: February 18, 2020
Medical experts discuss how COVID-19 spread, the efforts to contain it, and the effects of the virus around the world.
Published On: February 18, 2020
TVO.org speaks with two doctors about how changing the way medical professionals talk can improve the lives of children with physical and neurological disabilities
Published On: January 31, 2020
Bonnie Henry was an associate medical officer of health for Toronto in 2003. She tells TVO.org about the day SARS came to the city — and how the virus changed the system.
Published On: January 30, 2020
Seventeen years ago, Frank Plummer ran the National Microbiology Laboratory. He tells TVO.org how Canada responded to a virus that no one had ever seen before.
Published On: January 29, 2020
All good things come to those that wait, including happiness. Here's why older people are more content.
Published On: January 29, 2020
Many of the beliefs around aging are incomplete or just plain wrong. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin discusses his book, "Successful Aging."
Published On: January 29, 2020
OPINION: Stigma against people with mental illness remains a problem in our health-care system. Advances in digital and social media may be part of the solution.
Published On: January 29, 2020
In 2003, nurses were on the front lines of the SARS crisis. Today, the president of the Ontario Nurses' Association tells TVO.org about what they faced then — and what they can teach us now
Published On: January 16, 2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
Published On: January 15, 2020
When smallpox hit Toronto a century ago, the city’s medical officer of health ordered a general vaccination — triggering protests, court cases, and dire warnings of mutilations, syphilis, and death. 
Published On: January 14, 2020
Author Catherine Gildiner talks about her latest book, "Good Morning, Monster."
Published On: January 08, 2020
Cathy Crowe talks to Steve Paikin about her book, "A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse."
Published On: January 07, 2020
Kyle MacDonald and Jeffrey Gallant just wanted to raise some money for mental-health services. They ended up starting a non-profit called Capitalize for Kids instead.
Published On: December 12, 2019
ANALYSIS: Providing proper support for Ontarians who need in-patient care will mean creating housing and home-care options. Is this government willing to act?
Published On: December 10, 2019
ANALYSIS: The province will cover the cost of your appointment with a psychiatrist. But what happens when you have to wait a year or travel for hours to see one?
Published On: December 10, 2019
ANALYSIS: Thousands of Ontarians seek care and don’t receive it. Thousands either can’t access or can’t afford it. TVO.org examines the issues facing our mental-health system.
Published On: November 28, 2019
Catherin McKercher discusses her book, "Shut Away: When Down Syndrome was a Life Sentence."
Published On: November 07, 2019
The abortion drug Mifegymiso was approved by Health Canada in 2015, but many doctors are still reluctant to prescribe it. Here’s how one organization is trying to address the issue.