White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio

White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio

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CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.

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Lyme Disease is on the rise in Canada. Despite this, it's not well understood by many physicians and the chronic version of the tick-borne disease remains a controversial diagnosis, making it difficult for patients to get treatment. In this edition, we hear from a a Kemptville, Ont.mother whose toddler got Lyme Disease this summer, medical experts on all sides of the issue as well as Jane Bailey, a Nova Scotia woman who had to leave Canada and spend $50,000 for treatment in the U.S. She's part of a vocal patient movement that's demanding more recognition of Chronic Lyme Disease and more aggressive treatment, which goes beyond the guidelines widely accepted in the medical community. At the heart of the issue is a difference of opinion between medical experts who take very different views of the disease. Dr. Brian Goldman unpacks how the so-called "Lyme Wars" developed and what can be done to help patients who've been caught in the middle.

Previous episodes

  • 176 - The Trouble with Lyme Disease 
    Mon, 23 Sep 2019
  • 175 - How med schools are finding more diverse students 
    Thu, 12 Sep 2019
  • 174 - CBD AMA 
    Fri, 06 Sep 2019
  • 173 - Part-time doctors defend their work: 'It doesn't make us any less valuable' 
    Fri, 30 Aug 2019
  • 172 - Life with MS: Challenges, losses, but also purpose and 'deep joy' 
    Fri, 23 Aug 2019
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