Paul Taylor is a patient navigation advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. As part of this role he produces materials to help guide patients and their families through the health care system. Previously, he played a key role in The Globe and Mail’s health coverage for more two decades, first as a medical reporter and later as the paper’s health editor. He was responsible for launching The Globe’s first weekly Health Section in 1998. While editing the page, he continued to write, including a weekly column called Small Doses that highlighted significant studies and medical trends. Taylor has received numerous journalism awards, including the Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research Journalism and two awards sponsored by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and received an honorable mention from the Roland F. Michener Award for Public Service in Journalism. He is also a co-winner of an award from The Centre for Investigative Journalism. From 2000 to 2007, he was a member of the Ontario Press Council, a body that adjudicates public complaints about news coverage in Ontario newspapers. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in economics and political science and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson.
It’s often reported that traffic crashes and heart attacks increase in the days immediately after the clocks have been turned forward. Patient health navigator Paul Taylor examines both of these claims.
The standards of health care and medical technology are about the same in the U.S. and Canada. But Canadian patients often wait longer to see specialists, and this can contribute to significant anxiety and frustration.
So far, research hasn't shown definitely shown that the use of social media can cause depression or other mental health disorders. But if a young person already has an underlying mental health problem, then this type of activity could make it worse.