Dementia is not a natural consequence of aging. Risk depends, in part, on genetics, and on the lifestyle ‘choices’ we make
Aug 15, 2017
Too often, genomic advances provoke hysterical responses about the coming Gattaca-like world and the predictable headlines about an imminent race of super-babies
Aug 07, 2017
It is disingenuous – scurrilous even – to paint physicians as wealthy tax cheats exploiting ‘loopholes’
Aug 01, 2017
The U.S. FDA has announced a move in policy that cannot be understated: Stepping away from the prohibitionist tact and toward harm reduction – with lower nicotine levels and vaping front and centre. Now it’s time for Canada to follow suit
Jul 30, 2017
Violence sells, and the NFL is going to cling to its macho traditions - even if it costs young men their brain health and their lives
Jul 25, 2017
Toilets need to be considered an urban design priority, as they are essential for an inclusive, healthy society
Jul 25, 2017
Bluntly stated, we are failing to deliver care reliably and affordably to all those who could benefit
Jul 17, 2017
As people age, every effort should be made to keep them in the community and the care we do provide should be a lot more respectful
Jul 11, 2017
Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed at least eight nursing-home residents without detection. What other forms of abuse are going unnoticed?
Jul 04, 2017
André Picard looks at one of medicine’s most significant advances, and the researchers who chose
Jul 03, 2017
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.