Yorkton family worries after city left without pediatrician

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5389158.1575903874!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/rachel-and-alice-gregoire.jpeg Rachel Gregoire’s daughter, Alice, has been through a lot in her first year of life.  Alice has esophageal atresia, which means her esophagus hasn’t developed properly. She was born unable to swallow and has digestive problems as a result. The Read more …

How Canada’s broken disability support system is needlessly costing millions, harming mental health

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5375655.1574884431!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/disabled-parking-spot.JPG This column is an opinion by Dr. Pamela Valentine, president and CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Imagine having a condition that prevents you from working and doing the things Read more …

Neurology patient desperate for medical records 1 year after doctor loses licence

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5389553.1575930240!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/medical-records-access.jpeg Ever since former London neurologist Dr. Harvey Christopher Hyson lost his medical licence, Melanie Misneach has been frantically trying to reach him.  She’s placed phone calls, sent multiple emails and when all that failed, she filed a complaint with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Read more …

‘It’s a constant battle’: Nearly 40% of Canadians experience racism in the workplace, survey reveals

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5066690.1575930434!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/karlyn-percil-mercieca-2018.jpg After years of working on Toronto’s Bay Street, Karlyn Percil was burnt out — not from the demanding workload, but from the subtle racial slights from colleagues that had finally taken their emotional toll. Percil, originally from St. Lucia, said these microaggressions Read more …

Rural doctors worry proposed changes could lead to ‘brain drain’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5388670.1575824456!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/michael-beach.jpg In the southeast corner of Saskatchewan is a town called Wawota. The town, known for its colourful collection of fire hydrants painted to resemble cartoon characters like Garfield, is home to nearly 550 residents, according to the 2011 census. “It’s Read more …

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5217430.1574200118!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/child-sexual-abuse-child-abuse.jpg A British Columbia mother in her late 30s says there was “no support in sight” after she suffered two serious blows to the head at the hands of different partners more than a decade ago. “I was exhausted. I had Read more …