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A geriatrics and palliative care podcast for every health care professional. We invite the brightest minds in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care to talk about the topics that you care most about, ranging from recently published research in the field to controversies that keep us up at night. You'll laugh, learn and maybe sing along. Hosted by Eric Widera and Alex Smith.
 
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“Practice a certain acceptance”: Dr. Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH and founder of the Better Health While Aging website and podcast, on how adult children can ask better questions and accept suboptimal choices with grace when caring for aging relatives. Find Dr. Leslie online: Website: BetterHealthWhileAging.net Podcast: Better Health While Aging Book: …
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto's Morning Show GUEST: Ann Pace, President of the Ontario Principals’ Council and is a practising principal. The OPC represents about fifty-four hundred principals and vice-principals in elementary and secondary public schools across Ontario See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
One of our earliest COVID podcasts with Jim Wright and David Grabowski a year ago addressed the early devastating impact of COVID on nursing homes. One year ago Mike Wasserman, geriatrician and immediate past president of the California Long Term Care Association, said we’d have a quarter million deaths in long term care. A quarter of a million dea…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto's Morning Show GUEST: Vanessa Vakharia, math educator and owner of The Math Guru, a Toronto math and science tutoring studio. She is the author of “Math Hacks: Cool Tips + Less Stress = Better Marks.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By AM640 / Curiouscast
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Alyson Schafer, Parenting Expert Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Paul Delaney, Space Exploration Expert, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at York University Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence Dominique Russell, Co-hair of the Kensington Market Comm…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Omar Khan, professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto Annette Palumbo, Executive Director of Beauty United & Owner of "Look Hair Studio" Dr. David Philpott, Retired Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Research Associate with the Atkinson Center…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Lucy Vieira, General Manager of Chartwell Gibson retirement residence in North York Dr. Julia Orkin, physician lead for Sick Kids’ mobile-testing team Dr. Debbie Jones, a clinical professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo Andy Rainey, Co-owner…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Johnny R. Misley, CEO of Ontario Soccer Dr. Peter Juni, Scientific Director of Ontario’s science table, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Toronto Liz Mullholland, CEO of charity Prosper Canada Erin Siracusa, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Behavioural Ecolog…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious diseases physician Sabrina Nanji, Reporter covering Ontario politics & policy from the Queen’s Park Press Gallery Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario NDP Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario Courtenay Erhardt, Toronto Nurse See omnystudio.com/listener for …
 
COVID has taken a devastated toll in nursing homes. Despite representing fewer than 5% of the total US events, at least 40% of COVID‐19–related deaths occurred in older individuals living in nursing homes. The good news is that with the introduction of COVID vaccines in nursing homes, numbers of infections and outbreaks have plummeted. However, onl…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Sheeba Irshad, senior lecturer at King’s College London and the study’s lead scientist Sophia Ikura, executive director of the Health Commons Solutions Lab David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security Dr. Wendy Craig, Professor of Psychology at Queen’s Universi…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Sandra Dixon-Osborne, Angus, Ontario Resident Justin Bates, CEO of Ontario Pharmacists Association Jonathan Ramos, Director of Live Music Ink Entertainment Dr. Isabelle Dostaler, business dean at Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti, Infectious diseases physician with Trillium Health Partners Rocco Mastrangelo, owner of Cafe Diplomatico in Little Italy Claire Hopkinson, director & CEO of the Toronto Arts Council Gagandeep Kaur, Organizer with the Warehouse Workers Centre See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Tim Notter, Owner of Orbit Room Amy O’Neil, Director of Treetop Children’s Centre at Oriole Park Junior Public School in midtown Toronto Ethan Miller, Co-owner of Miller & Miller Auctions Limited Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Personal Finance Expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Hospice may not be a great match for all of the care needs of people with dementia, but it sure does help. And, as often happens, when patients with dementia do not decline as expected, they are too frequently discharged from hospice, an experience that Lauren Hunt and Krista Harrison refer to in an editorial in the Journal of the American Geriatri…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Veronica Kazoleas, Owner of The Nookie on College Street in Little Italy Dacia Rohlehr, Owner of Paws en Route Afrim Pristine, Owner and Cheese Master of Cheese Boutique on Ripley Avenue in Etobicoke James Bowen, adjunct professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of …
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Emily Duncan, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph Jack Goodman, the owner of Camp New Moon in Baysville and he leads Ontario Camps Association's COVID-19 task force Thomas Appleyard, Management Consultant for Ontario Camp…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Michael Geist, Law Professor, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa Dr. Janine Hubbard, Clinical Child Psychologist, President of the Association of Psychology Newfoundland and Labrador Lori Desjardine, co-owner, founder and Occupational Therap…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Kim Moran, CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario Dr. Jennifer Couturier, principal investigator for the Canadian Consensus Panel for Eating Disorders Susie Goulding, who started “COVID-19 Long-Haulers Support Group Canada,” a Facebook group with more than 12,000 members Julian Herrche…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Lisa Richardson, an internal medicine specialist, an Anishinaabekwe physician, and a strategic lead in Indigenous health at the University of Toronto faculty of medicine and at Women's College Hospital Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party Dr. Kerry Bowman, Bioethicist w…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Zainab Abdurrahman, Pediatric allergist and immunologist Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious diseases physician Caryma Sa’d, Cannabis lawyer and Executive Director of NORML Canada - The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Canada Mikey Five Bucks, Founder of the Catnip…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Mirko Petricevic, a former Waterloo Region Record reporter who co-founded ink-stained wretches.org Richard Brennan, Retired Toronto Star Reporter, who spent 40 years with the paper Vass Bednar, ExecutiveDirector of McMaster University’s new master of public policy in digital society pro…
 
Peter Shurman guest hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Nita Chhinzer, an associate professor in human resources and business consulting at the University of Guelph Dr. Chandlee Dickey, chair of the psychiatry department at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Part…
 
Peter Shurman guest hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Vivianne Wilson, founder and president GreenPort Cannabis Andrea Rinaldo, co-owner of the Butter Art Gallery in Collingwood David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Rick Zamperin, CHML’s Assistant Program, News and Senior Sports Director Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Brian Allen, President of Premier Theatres Jennifer Cheong, Orangetheory Canada's Regional Director for Corporate Studios in Ontario See omnystud…
 
The COVID pandemic brought to light many things, including how society views older adults. Louise Aronson wrote a piece in the NY Times titled “‘Covid-19 Kills Only Old People.’ Only? Why are we OK with old people dying?”. The ageist viewpoint she was rallying against was also brought to light in a study of ageism in social media. When looking at t…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Jerry Dias, President of UNIFOR Dr. Roger McIntyre, a psychiatry and pharmacology professor at the University of Toronto Dr. Peter Juni, Professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Toronto and the Scientific Direct…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Alyshah Hasham, Toronto Star Courts Reporter Cheyanne Ratnam, co-founder and president of Ontario Children's Advancement Coalition Rubina Ahmed Haq, Personal Finance Expert Nadia Hohn, Educator and author, her most recent Malaika's Surprise David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO o…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario NDP Dr. Nadia Alam, family doctor and Anesthetist Dr. Gillian Sandstrom, Professor of psychology at the University of Essex Jeffrey Dvorkin, Senior Fellow at Massey College, Former Director of the Journalism Program at University of Toronto-Scarboro…
 
“The opposite of play is perfection”: Jeff Harry, positive play coach, on using play to navigate hard conversations and relationships, the inspirational power of boredom, and why the pandemic is the perfect time to connect with your inner goofball. Find Jeff Harry on the web: Website: RediscoverYourPlay.com Instagram: @jeffharryplays Twitter: @jeff…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Javeed Sukhera, a pediatric psychiatrist at London’s Health Science Centre and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at Western Maria De Berardinis, president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association Dufferin-Peel secondary unit Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti, infect…
 
Mike Stafford hosts 640 Toronto’s Morning Show TODAY’S GUESTS: Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious diseases physician Lesli Gaynor, Sales Representative with Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Caryma Sa’d, Cannabis lawyer and Executive Director of NORML Canada - The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Canada Jeffrey Dvorkin, Senior Fellow …
 
So what exactly does a hospice medical director do? Why do some choose to become hospice physicians? What additional training is needed, if any, beyond Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and boards? Who should take the new Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Examination? A recent study in JAGS found high rates of hospice disenrollm…
 
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