Archive: Your Health: Episode 22

Your Health

Would you want to know you had an incurable disease? We can now diagnose Alzheimer's while people still understand what that means, but we can't offer them a cure. Although there are drugs to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's, it's debatable how well they work. The subject of our field piece is Brenda Hounam, who is grappling with her diagnosis, able to understand today what she may not remember tomorrow. Maureen Taylor's studio guests are Dr. Barry Zimmerman, a pediatric allergist, and Dr. Chip Coombs, a veterinarian. When it comes to choosing between the family pet or our children's health, we'd all say our kids come first. Maureen's two guests disagree over the health risks of dogs and cats and other pets. Dr. Paul Caldwell's subject this week is the appendix.
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Sep 07, 2002
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Rod Phillips says goodbye, Ford vows no anti-vax tax, and the province goes back to court over testing teachers. 
Staff in the Township of Zorra now work longer workdays in exchange for a three-day weekend — and the idea could spread, depending on who comes out in top in the next election.
Derailments. Lawsuits. Delays. TVO.org breaks down the dubious milestones in the capital’s years-long transit saga.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINON: COVID-19 has absolutely overwhelmed the system. But there were existing fault lines — and the hard work won’t be over when the immediate crisis has passed.

In the wake of an outbreak that infected close to half its members, the community has received some aid from the government — and from its neighbours.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

The province has released information about testing, monitoring, and staffing in advance of the planned January 17 return to in-person learning. Read the full briefing.

TVO.org speaks with Mandom Hui about the unexpected twists and turns that took him from cooking pig brains to selling masks at cost.