Even in countries with presumed consent, hospitals that have trained, dedicated staff who do ‘the ask’ have the best donation rates
Jan 17, 2017
Canadians James Till and Ernest McCulloch discovered stem cells in 1961, and their seminal research laid the foundation for regenerative medicine and the biomedical industry
Jan 15, 2017
Too often, changes to Canadian health care come without any evidence for the need to do so – and without anyone responsible
Jan 10, 2017
Regardless of the name you give tuberculosis, it continues to evoke despair and horror. It still kills 1.8 million people a year, and infects an estimated 10.4 million others
Jan 04, 2017
Rhena Bliss’s story of how she was reunited with her family offers a glimmer of hope to countless families who have lost loved ones to the streets. But it also illustrates the many gaps in how missing-person cases are handled
Dec 28, 2016
All the rage in Europe, a daily run may make educators feel good, but it doesn’t address the real causes of childhood obesity
Dec 27, 2016
At last count, 6,671 patients in Canada were listed as ‘alternate level of care’ – not well enough to be at home alone and no place at the long-term care inn
Dec 23, 2016
Montreal Neurological Institute hopes to change the culture of biotechnology with its bold ‘Open Science’ initiative
Dec 20, 2016
If an institution refuses to offer a service it is qualified to provide, it should be denied public funding
Dec 13, 2016
Dr. Anna Taddio stressed that manufacturers have to do their part by developing vaccines and delivery methods that are less painful
Dec 12, 2016
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books.
André has received much acclaim for his writing. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's top journalism prize, and past winner of prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.
André has also been honoured for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. His work has been recognized by a number of other consumer groups, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Canadian Hearing Society, Safe Kids Canada, and the Campaign to Control Cancer.
André lives in Montréal.