• Wednesday House Call June 24, 2015

    Wednesday House Call   June 24, 2015 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Graham Richardson and Kristy Cameron to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today: 1) Cyberbullying linked to depression: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/cyberbullying-linked-to-risk-of-depression-in-kids-and-teens-research-review-1.2435022 2) Medical pot unproven: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/medical-pot-unproven-to-help-most-illnesses-researchers-say-1.2436104 3) Too many scans for breast cancer patients: http://www.leaderpost.com/health/women/Early+stage+breast+cancer+patients+getting+many+imaging+tests+study/11156919/story.html 4) Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. [display_podcast]

  • Claims that medical marijuana help many illnesses remain unproven

    Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 24, 2015 [display_podcast] Source: Medical pot unproven to help most illnesses, researchers say Reference: Medical Marijuana: Is the Cart Before the Horse? Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  • Marijuana prescribing guidelines: The cart before the horse

    Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 30, 2014 [display_podcast] Source: Canadian doctors given guidelines on prescribing marijuana  

  • Medical marijuana producers using Big Pharma playbook to woo doctors to prescribe it

    Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2014 [display_podcast] Source: Marijuana producers attempt to woo doctors  

  • Mountie's logic about right to smoke medical marijuana falls short

    Madely Health Headlines Commentary for November 29, 2013 [display_podcast] Source: Pot-smoking Mountie has uniform seized by RCMP  

  • Medical marijuana at odds with doctors' promise

    Several of my patients have asked about the medicinal use of marijuana. Some are cancer patients, others have chronic pain syndromes. A conundrum exists; we must do our utmost to alleviate pain and suffering, adhere to an accepted standard of care based on scientific evidence and data and most importantly not harm the patient.