This week Brian and Jeremie sit down with Meredith. She is pursuing her Master’s at MSVU in Dietetics and her research revolves around weight bias in healthcare. We touch on the BS of BMI, set weight, intuitive eating and more. More importantly we touch the biases that fat people face in the healthcare system. To quote Meredith, "I can argue until I am blue in the face that fat people can be healthy (which they can!), but sometimes talking about health masks the real issue, which is that people of all sizes deserve respect and fair treatment, regardless of their health status." This is is a conversation made to make you think, but what we hope everyone takes from this one is that language and compassion are everything! For more info check out Merediths blog post over at www.sickboypodcast.com/blog
This week on Sickboy, the guys sit down with Ellie to talk about epilepsy and brain surgeries! They get to the heart of what everybody is wondering: when someone is having a seizure, do you or don't you stick something in their mouth?! And also, is it sadder when an animal is epileptic or a human? Ellie thoughtfully explains the intricacies of brain surgery and neuropsychology assessments and the boys are one step closer to getting their honourary medical degrees!
This week we have something extra special. We sat down with Dina, a palliative care social worker from Montreal, to discuss the gaps in the Canadian health care system. We talk about those who financially fall through the cracks when they or a loved one becomes sick, how the federal government can do better to support those who are vulnerable and steps you can take to feel safe and secure if sh*t hits the fan!
HUGE thank you to MP's Andy Filmore, Darren Fisher and Geoff Regan and to Bionova Executive Director, Scott Moffitt, for sitting in on this important conversation!
Brian, Jer and intern Lauren sit down to discuss the hot topic that is Coronavirus 2020. From the facts to misinformation to the panic induced xenophobia and racism being spread just as fast as the virus. If you take anything from this episode: Wash your hands and don't let children sneeze into your mouth.
We have a new member with us here at Sickboy Podcast! Our homegirl Lauren who has never gotten sick once... ever. *EYEROLL* But she did bust her face wide open falling down a flight of stairs so that's a start. We also talk about topics of the utmost importance in the world of medicine. Hair growing out of eyeballs, a doctor who syphoned pee-pee out of a grown man's penis on a flight (not a kink), and Canada's latest attempt to understand how MAID should be implemented!
Adam was your average hard-working good ol' Nova Scotia boy who grew up in the country and worked heavy machinery. Until one day a small yet unfortunate fall led to a spinal injury that forever changed his life. Chronic pain, 12-hour vomiting fits, internal organ problems, major corrective surgery. Adam has been through hell and back. And although his life will never be the same, he's found solace in his sweet little piggies. We dare you to tune in to this episode and not fall deeply in love with this man.
This week we sit down and chat with KP about their experience with abortion. No matter how many times the topic is covered it still manages to hurt our uterus'. But that phantom pain is NOTHING compared to the sh*t KP faced. We dive deep into next level abortion complications, being gay as a form of birth control (use protection folks), identity issues faced with non-binary people seeking help from the "women's clinic", and all the goodies in a post-abortion gift bag!
Recorded LIVE from the 2019 Bioport Conference at Pier 21 in Downtown Halifax, the fellas sit down with world champion paralympic swimmer Andrew Haley. As a child, Andrew had cancer twice and each time was given a 35% chance to pull through. Although he lost part of his right leg, he never lost his fight. Despite the long odds he fought and won and has used that same fight all his life. Andrew truly believes that anything is possible and shows audiences that with a lot of hard work and determination you can own your destiny.