Archive: Your Health

News, research, and just plain facts to help you make informed decisions about health-care planning, products, and procedures. With Maureen Taylor.


Air Date: April 02, 2002 - 28:00
There is no screening tool for ovarian cancer, and many women are diagnosed when it's already too late. Orthopedic surgeon and surgical teacher Dr. Hamilton Hall discusses the learning curve for surgeons. Dr. Paul Caldwell on colon health.
Air Date: March 26, 2002 - 27:59
Medical opinion on mammograms is changing, and women are scared, confused, and angry. Dr. Stephen Narod, researcher, and Dr. Verna Mai, Cancer Care Ontario, discuss mammograms. Dr. Paul Caldwell on diverticulitis.
Air Date: March 19, 2002 - 27:59
Profiling a family living with the legacy of Huntington's. Cardiologist Dr. Heather Ross talks about heart transplants.
Air Date: March 12, 2002 - 28:00
Examining the caregiver situation for the thousands of families that care for severely disabled children who need round-the clock attention. Studio discussion explores caregiver stress, the impact on our society, and what can be done to allieviate it
Air Date: March 05, 2002 - 27:59
Brenda Hounam discusses dealing with her Alzheimer's diagnosis. And Dr. Barry Zimmerman and Dr. Chip Coombs debate the health risks of pets.
Air Date: February 26, 2002 - 58:59
We meet three families struggling with homecare. Guests include Susan Donaldson, Irene Harrison, Walter Robinson, Barbara McCormack, Professor Karen Parent, and Helen Johns, Associate Minister of Health.
Air Date: February 26, 2002 - 27:59
What is in the future of an autistic child? Answers from an autistic adult. David Kirk and Dr. Rick Adachi discuss osteoporosis in men. Dr. Paul Caldwell on taking blood samples.
Air Date: February 19, 2002 - 27:59
Is your doctor's only education about new drugs coming from the companies who sell them? And Marcia Herman-Giddens, a leading researcher in early puberty, discusses the growing phenomenon of early puberty. Dr. Paul Caldwell explains vocal chords.
Air Date: February 12, 2002 - 27:59
New surgery a risky but promising treatment for the morbidly obese. Dr. Sheila Dunn, medical director of Toronto's Bay Centre for Birth Control, is in studio discussing a pilot project to give women better access to the morning-after pill. Dr. Paul C
Air Date: February 05, 2002 - 27:59
Rosacea is a very common skin disease, which affects mostly the face, and can be disfiguring if not treated. Bill McPhee, Dr. Robert Zipursky, and Jennifer Chambers discuss schizophrenia and the use of drugs. Dr. Paul Caldwell on CAT scans.
Air Date: January 29, 2002 - 28:00
Williams Syndrome is a rare disorder is caused by a missing or inverted chromosome. Dr. Rob Myers, cardiologist, and Carol Kushner, health policy consultant, discuss heart drugs called statins. Dr. Paul Caldwell on yawns.
Air Date: January 22, 2002 - 27:59
Children can have strokes too, and in fact they're more common than brain tumors, although they can be different than adult strokes. Dr. Shirley Epstein discusses the dangers of 'megadosing' vitamins. Dr. Paul Caldwell on feet.
Air Date: January 15, 2002 - 28:00
Electroconvulsive therapy is still used and respected in the psychiatric community as a treatment severe depression, but the quest for an alternative goes on. Dr. Graeme Cunningham, addiction treatment director, discusses alcoholism and treatments.
Air Date: January 08, 2002 - 27:59
Photo Dynamic Therapy, or PDT, is a new treatment using photo-sensitive drugs and a laser beam to treat disease. Dr. Bill Evans, Cancer Care Ontario, and Dr. Brian Wilson, Ontario Cancer Institute at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital, discuss why