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Right now, thousands of people are suffering with unexplained health issues. They're left to treat the symptoms instead of figuring out what's causing the problem. This podcast is about finding the answers to those health mysteries. Host, Inna Topiler is a Clinical Nutritionist but most of her patients consider her a health detective. Each week, she shares one of their cases, discusses it with a top health expert, and reveals how she got to the root of the problem and solved their health mys ...
 
This podcast explores the perspectives, insights and journeys of innovators & entrepreneurs who combined creative thinking and hard work to go beyond the expected. The podcast is powered by the Entrepreneurs Genome Project, which consists of research conducted by the Entrepreneurs Lab class taught by Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. For More Info: http://innovate.unc.edu/podcast/
 
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Many Canadians use medical marijuana products, but not all of those products been studied for their safety and efficacy. We talk to Aly Benson and Rebecca Zak, who have had varying degrees of success with using medical cannabis; and James MacKillop, director at the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University. H…
 
We take a look inside the growing movement of naturally occurring retirement communities, or NORCs. Christine McMillan, 91, tells us about how she started the Oasis Senior Supportive Living program in Kingston, Ont. And we speak with Catherine Donnelly, director of the Health Services and Policy Research Institute at Queen's University, and Catheri…
 
You might have taken a selfie when you got your COVID-19 vaccine, but would you write a poem to mark the occasion? David Hassler is co-leader of the Global Vaccine Poem, which asks people to reflect on the pandemic and receiving their shot, and put those feelings into a few lines of verse. We also hear from Laura Wood in Owen Sound, Ont., who is am…
 
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 12 and up, leaving many eager to get the shot, but waiting to see how the provinces will roll out it. We talk to Estora Marshall, a 17-year-old who works in a grocery store in Toronto; Anne Belanger in B.C., whose 15-year-old son has a health condition that leaves him v…
 
The new documentary It Is Not Over Yet looks at Dagmarsminde, a care home for dementia patients in Denmark. The home's founder, May Bjerre Eiby, tells us about their alternative approach to care — one that's rooted in compassion, minimal medication and creating a sense of community through hugs, nature, cake and cocktails.…
 
https://clinicalproblemsolving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ARM-EP-8-Towards-Justice-and-Race-Concious-Medicine-RTP.mp3 “There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns” – Octavia E. Butler Summary: We invite social justice champion and acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law, Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, to discuss the history of rac…
 
The opioid crisis has taken many lives in Kainai First Nation, in southern Alberta, but a new documentary, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, explores how the community is overcoming the crisis by redefining what harm reduction means. We talk to filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and her mother, Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, who is a family phy…
 
Despite a fourth wave of COVID-19 and a state of emergency in Tokyo, the Summer Olympics are going ahead. We talk to Satoko Itani, professor of sports and gender studies at Osaka's Kansai University, about growing local opposition. And two Canadian athletes — runner Madeleine Kelly and swimmer Sydney Pickrem — discuss how the pandemic has impacted …
 
Dr. Peter Hotez is developing a new COVID-19 vaccine that could cost less than $2 per dose — far cheaper than most other vaccines against the virus. Hotez, the co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, joins us to discuss his efforts to create an easily-produced, affordable vaccine, and why manufacturing around…
 
Alberta's per-capita COVID-19 case count became the highest in North America this week, as hundreds attended anti-lockdown protests and Premier Jason Kenney announced new restrictions. We talk to Dr. Gabriel Fabreau about what he's seeing at his hospital; and we discuss the political leadership in the crisis with Tim Caulfield, Canada research chai…
 
War in Ethiopia's Tigray region continues, with millions fleeing for refugee camps and some observers calling the unfolding events a genocide. Dr. Tefera Tedros, a Tigrayan refugee currently living in a refugee camp in Sudan, describes the violence he's seen; and we learn about how the conflict arose with Haileselassie Medhin, an Ethiopian research…
 
Comments from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization about "preferred" vaccines have caused confusion among Canadians, who were told for months that the best vaccine is the one you can get first. Sabina Vohra-Miller, founder of the Unambiguous Science website, joins us to address that confusion and discuss why the mixed messaging by variou…
 
The third wave of COVID-19 is battering the city of Brampton in Ontario's Peel Region, where many essential workers have weathered the pandemic without paid sick days. We hear the stories of people living and working on the front lines of the crisis, and talk to those trying to help. Plus, we discuss the systemic inequity the city faces, and how th…
 
We talk to Stewart Brand, whose remarkable life and career are the subject of the documentary We Are As Gods. Brand created the Whole Earth Catalog, and is considered a key figure in the creation of the 1960s counter-culture, as well as an influence on the environmental movement and the rise of personal computing. He tells us about that work, and o…
 
As the first wave began to wane a year ago, Canadian physician Peter Singer told The Current that the worst of the pandemic may yet be to come. Where does he think we are now? Singer, the special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, talks to Matt Galloway about the COVID-19 crisis in India, the third wave in Canada and …
 
U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged immigration reform, but the number of people seeking asylum at the southern border continues to grow. We talk to Estuardo Cifuentes, who fled to the U.S. after suffering homophobic persecution in Guatemala; Linda Corchado, a lawyer and director of legal services at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center; and Muz…
 
Six years after a review into sexual misconduct in the military, the federal government has appointed former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour to lead another. She tells us about the decision to redo, and we discuss what's different in this moment with Emma Phillips, legal counsel to former justice Marie Deschamps's external review in 2015.…
 
The pandemic exposed serious problems in long-term care in Canada, but what change is needed, and what creative solutions can be applied? We talk to Isobel Mackenzie, the seniors advocate for B.C.; Dr. Jocelyn Charles, medical director of the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who works closely with the Dorothy Macham Home for ve…
 
When Marike Finlay and her partner Karin Cope decided to up sticks and move from Quebec to the Maritimes 20 years ago, they had a question for their older friend, Elisabeth Bigras: "Why don't you come?" The three women tell us how that question changed their lives, and give their take on this alternative form of long-term care: adopting an elder.…
 
https://clinicalproblemsolving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/RTP_TheConsultQuestion_Episode2_Aaron_SurveyIncluded.m4a Thank you for your continued support and please give us feedback here! Dan, Doug, and Lindsey are joined by expert neurologist Dr. Aaron Berkowitz to help break down a consult question about back pain and double vision Schema Downl…
 
How do you harvest swarms of locusts? A new project in Kenya is figuring out ways to turn them into animal feed, in the hopes of turning a pest into a seasonal crop and source of income for local communities. We hear from Scilla Allen, project manager with The Bug Picture, a regenerative agriculture company; Achegei Abdi Adan, who works with local …
 
There are calls for patents on COVID-19 vaccines to be lifted, to ensure equitable and faster access. Would it get the shots to the places that need them? We ask Siham Rayale, Oxfam Canada's policy and advocacy lead on humanitarian and refugee issues; Andrei Iancu, the former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Gian Gandhi, COVAX …
 
Provincial premiers are trying to navigate the pandemic's third wave, which is hitting hard in parts of Canada, and trying to win a tight race between the variants and the vaccines. We discuss provincial politics and the fallout from COVID-19 with our national affairs panel: Robson Fletcher, a reporter for CBC Calgary; Vassy Kapelos, host of CBC's …
 
https://clinicalproblemsolving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/RTP_NeuroVMR_4.27.21_RTP.mp3 Thank you for your continued support and please give us feedback here! We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, as Gabriela, Sherry, and Kaitlyn discuss a case with Dr. Aaron Berkowitz Download CPSolvers App here Patreon website Schema Episode Quiz Kaitly…
 
Transgender athletes, many of them children, are the target of dozens of bills making their way through U.S. government houses, that would stop transgender women and girls from playing sports on female teams. We talk to Veronica Ivy, a Canadian transgender woman athlete in the U.S., and a two-time track cycling world champion; Nancy Hogshead-Makar,…
 
As the third wave of COVID-19 rages, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians is calling for a change to licensing rules that make it harder for health-care workers to operate across provincial borders. Dr. James Maskalyk, a Toronto ER physician, joins Matt Galloway to discuss those barriers and what he's seeing on the front lines of the fi…
 
The firebombing of Tokyo was one of the single most destructive nights of the Second World War. But before that mission, Malcolm Gladwell says there were efforts to fight less deadly wars, and to end them faster with precision bombing. Gladwell explores those efforts in his new book, The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of…
 
Workers and experts say paid sick leave is more urgent than ever, as Canada battles a third wave of COVID-19. We hear from Rechev Browne, a Toronto grocery store worker; Kendra Strauss, associate professor and director of the labour studies program at Simon Fraser University; and Dennis Darby, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters…
 
Denmark has ruled that Syrian refugees living there can be sent back to Damascus — arguing the area is now safe. We talk to Hiba al-Khalil, a Syrian refugee living in Denmark; Charlotte Slente, secretary general of the Danish Refugee Council; and Kristina Simonsen, associate professor in political science at Aarhus University in Denmark.…
 
Life Jolt - prison slang for a life sentence - examines the lives of women navigating Canada’s correctional system. The team gained unprecedented access to the Grand Valley Institution prison, the federal pen for women in Ontario, for a full year. They followed women going into prison for the first time, spoke with lifers who have been there for ye…
 
Do you know how to spot fake news? Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian newspaper warns that media literacy is vital in a world with social media, and journalists themselves need to be mindful of how the public consumes and understands the news. He joins us to discuss his new book, News and How to Use It: What to Believe in a Fake News Wo…
 
India's health-care system is cracking under a COVID-19 surge, with hundreds of thousands of daily new cases, oxygen in short supply and new variants emerging. We discuss the situation on the ground, and what Canadian doctors are doing to help, with Dr. Aqsa Shaikh, who leads a vaccine program in New Delhi; Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar, an epidemiologist at…
 
Canada has banned flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days, over an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases, plus a new variant. Matt Galloway asks Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair whether the ban will curb the spread of the virus, or if it's already too late. Plus, we hear about the efficacy of travel restrictions from Kelley Lee, Canada research …
 
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