Docs Talk archives

  • Photo: What a river's health means for our own

    What a river's health means for our own

    May 22, 2012

    The St. Lawrence, which flows from the Great Lakes, is a complex ecosystem of fresh and salt water. Its water quality is affected by the tributaries that contribute to its flow, the diverse environments it crosses, climatic and hydrographic changes and the multitude of purposes it serves. More »

  • Photo: It's important to reduce toxics at work and at home

    It's important to reduce toxics at work and at home

    April 12, 2012

    Toxics-use reduction, along with energy and water conservation and increased local food use, is part of health-care providers doing their bit for the health of the people and the communities we serve. More »

  • Photo: Replacing screen time with green time is good for kids

    Replacing screen time with green time is good for kids

    March 20, 2012

    Natural settings are ideal for children to cultivate creativity and social skills as they enjoy their recommended one hour or more of unstructured playtime per day. More »

  • Photo: Environmental health is a matter of intergenerational justice

    Environmental health is a matter of intergenerational justice

    February 7, 2012

    Peggy Olive is Scientist Emeritus at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Her research focused on the use of DNA damage as a way to predict patient response to cancer treatments.... More »

  • Photo: Coping with climate change is a family matter

    Coping with climate change is a family matter

    January 5, 2012

    The point is not to singlehandedly change the world. The point is to engage in meaningful activity, even sacrifice, as an expression of our values. More »

  • Photo: Pesticides bans are healthy for environment and people

    Pesticides bans are healthy for environment and people

    December 8, 2011

    Maintaining a healthy environment is key to a healthy population. There has been a lot of controversy about the health effects of pesticides for many decades, particularly with respect to cancer, and especially childhood cancer. More »

  • Photo: Your brain on nature

    Your brain on nature

    November 3, 2011

    People commonly report that spending time in nature makes them feel better. A series of recent studies provides scientific support for this notion. More »

  • Photo: The heart of the matter on climate change

    The heart of the matter on climate change

    October 12, 2011

    Bradley J. Dibble is a cardiologist working in both Barrie and Newmarket, Ontario. In addition to his commitment to health care with a particular emphasis on risk-factor management and preventative... More »

  • Photo: 24 Hours of Reality: A health perspective

    24 Hours of Reality: A health perspective

    September 12, 2011

    The Climate Reality Project and the David Suzuki Foundation will present 24 Hours of Reality on September 14 and 15. This world-wide event aims to expose the reality of the... More »

  • Photo: Toxic shrimp cocktail, anyone?

    Toxic shrimp cocktail, anyone?

    August 25, 2011

    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." So claimed Napoleon the pig in George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm. Napoleon could well have been talking about... More »