News, research, and just plain facts to help you make informed decisions about health-care planning, products, and procedures. With Maureen Taylor.
Air Date: October 23, 2001 - 28:00
The field item on post polio syndrome. Studio guest is Gavin Clark, professor of Microbiology at U of T who discusses bioterrorism. Dr. Paul Caldwell on pacemakers.
Air Date: October 09, 2001 - 27:59
The field item deals with heartburn. Studio discussion with Randy Warren and Peter about birth defects caused by thalidomide. Mini-Medical - Dr. Paul Caldwell talks about panic attacks.
Air Date: October 02, 2001 - 28:00
Field piece features cardio rehab. Studio debate on embryonic stem cell research, with guests Margaret Sommerville and Bernard Dickens. Mini-Medical - Dr. Paul Caldwell on heart attacks.
Air Date: September 25, 2001 - 27:59
Field piece features the acute shortage of physicians in Dryden, Northern Ontario, and how small town Drs Patty Vann and Carl Eisener are overworked. Maureen Taylor talks to Dr. Michael Roizen about his theories on aging. Mini-Medical - Dr. Paul
Air Date: September 18, 2001 - 28:00
In episode one we learn about the pros and cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy in studio discussion with Dr. Christine Derzko and Dr. Paul Goss. Field piece features . Mini-Medical - Dr. Paul Caldwell talks about blood pressure.
Air Date: April 03, 2001 - 27:59
Many of us have an aneurysm right this moment, but only a fraction of those will rupture.
Air Date: March 27, 2001 - 27:59
Most Canadians accept the reality of waiting lists. But if you knew that the specialist you were waiting for was spending a lot of his time performing private, cosmetic surgery you might not be as understanding.
Air Date: March 20, 2001 - 27:59
People who complain about migraines often receive little sympathy. After all, it's just a headache, right? Wrong. Migraines are a serious and debilitating condition.
Air Date: March 13, 2001 - 27:59
The science of making artificial facial features, such as eyes, ears and noses, is called Anaplastology.
Air Date: March 06, 2001 - 27:59
It's more compassionate, not to mention cheaper, to let people die, recuperate or spend their last years living in their own home.
Air Date: February 27, 2001 - 27:48
More and more children are getting Type 2 diabetes.
Air Date: February 20, 2001 - 27:29
This week, a special look at Cochlear Implants. It's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't be upset at the news their child was deaf or hearing impaired. That's news that parents of more than 2,000 children in Canada get every year.
Air Date: February 13, 2001 - 26:29
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a painful and debilitating disease. Patients have inflamed and swollen joints that can leave them crippled and immobile. There is no cure, but doctors are excited about new drugs coming on to the market.
Air Date: February 06, 2001 - 27:59
Vertigo affects about 30% of Canadians, most of them over the age of 65. Some cases are mild, some cases can be treated, but for others, it's a life changing disability.
Air Date: January 30, 2001 - 27:59
Hockey superstar Eric Lindros was suspended because of repeated concussions. Even kids in amateur sports are taking risks with multiple concussions. In this episode we take a look at the risks of multiple concussions.
Air Date: January 23, 2001 - 27:59
Researchers are running clinical trials on Gene Therapy for the leading cause of death - heart disease. And the results, so far, are promising.
Air Date: January 16, 2001 - 28:07
A recent study estimated that it costs nearly 1.5 million dollars in treatment and care for every child born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A new study says that meditation, relaxation and group support can prolong the life of cancer patients.
Air Date: January 09, 2001 - 27:59
We follow a breast cancer survivor before, during, and after a breast reconstruction procedure called a tram flap. A discussion on the health risks of waiting lists.