A new international collaboration called PhenomeCentral will see scientists and clinicians worldwide share information in a bid to speed the discovery of genes responsible for rare disorders
Mar 02, 2014
B.C. auditor-general raises some important questions about how we use public funds
Feb 27, 2014
Reluctance of governments to fund end-of-life care is puzzling, since beds in palliative-care wards cost less than half what hospital beds do
Feb 23, 2014
Budget and election call in Quebec’s National Assembly might get in the way
Feb 20, 2014
The challenge is to take successful pilot projects and scale them up so they because the norm, rather than the exception
Feb 17, 2014
There are a lot of out-of-pocket health costs that test health care policy
Feb 13, 2014
Women should continue to be screened – because the jury is still out on the benefits – but do so every few years without stressing about it
Feb 12, 2014
Margot Bentley was a long-time nurse, working mostly with patients with dementia. She was determined not to die a slow, lonely, frightful death like so many of her patients
Feb 10, 2014
A giant in his field, William Feindel helped move his Montreal hospital into a new era of brain-imaging technology
Feb 08, 2014
Montreal hospital’s new ER shows one model for possibly reducing wait times
Feb 06, 2014
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail. In 2010, he was named Canada's top newspaper columnist by the National Newspaper Awards.
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.