Health

Published On: April 22, 2019
Misunderstood, under-diagnosed, and under-treated pain in children is a serious problem in pediatrics. Donna Cappelli and her son, Julian, who has cerebral palsy, talk to TVO.org about how it's affected their lives.
Published On: April 18, 2019
Clients of the Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre, in Fort Frances, have access to Elder support, fishing, and snowshoeing — all part of an effort to provide culturally appropriate treatment.
Published On: April 17, 2019
In Red Lake, as in many remote communities across the province, finding counselling services, withdrawal-management support, or residential treatment can be a battle in and of itself.
 
Published On: April 16, 2019
Thousands of Ontarians with substance-use issues turn to Narcotics Anonymous. Many credit it with turning their lives around — but others see it as a barrier to recovery.
Published On: April 15, 2019
Residential facilities are often presented as the solution for substance-use problems. But they don’t work for everyone — and critics say the system needs to change.
 
Published On: April 15, 2019
A new pilot project aims to identify and treat early symptoms of anxiety with the aid of smart watches and a custom app.
Published On: April 12, 2019
At St. David Catholic Elementary, the third-graders practise throwing, running, jumping, balancing — all part of a program that breaks down the basics of an active lifestyle.
 
Published On: April 11, 2019

ANALYSIS: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals backed down on some planned changes to the province’s autism program. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives just did the same thing. So where do we go from here?

Published On: April 10, 2019
The Agenda discusses Ontario's goals to reduce barriers people with disabilities face daily.
Published On: April 10, 2019
The Agenda welcomes Tim Hague to discuss his book, "Perseverance," and his life with Parkinson's disease.
Published On: April 10, 2019

ANALYSIS: Some sell their homes. Some quit their jobs to provide therapy full-time. For parents of children with autism in this province, arranging for effective treatment can be a huge financial burden.

Published On: April 09, 2019

ANALYSIS: To understand the political furor over funding for children with autism in this province, you need to know the basics: What is the disorder — and what does effective treatment look like?

Published On: April 03, 2019
The Agenda welcomes Tamara Lilien to discuss her work as a cannabis sommelier and educator.
Published On: March 28, 2019
The Agenda examines what should be done about people with age-related health needs in Ontario's correctional institutions.
Published On: March 28, 2019
The Agenda discusses how to handle dementia and the acts of violence that sometimes characterize it.
Published On: March 25, 2019
The Agenda invites two former Ontario ministers of health to discuss changes to health-care delivery in the province.
Published On: March 22, 2019
Science has repeatedly proven the benefits of adding fluoride to tap water. So why is Tecumseh’s town council debating the issue?
Published On: March 21, 2019

ANALYSIS: Many are saying that a new study shows that Health Canada’s dietary guidelines are too expensive for most Canadians. The reality is more complicated.