April 7, 2022 is World Health Day. The focus is our planet, our health.
Health professionals are not only health practitioners; they are also part of the health-care system, and they are citizens in their own communities, in the province, in Canada and globally. On World Health Day, physicians and other health professionals are encouraged to examine their roles and take action to ensure the health of our planet.
The past year has seen mounting public calls for the resignations of chief medical officers of health, either for being too power hungry or abandoning the public, depending on the complainants’ station and political bent. They are subject to attacks by opposition parties for their complicity, or abandoned by the governing party as scapegoats for policy decisions.
Once a custom practised mainly by the Lakota Indigenous tribes, sweat lodges are growing in popularity in British Columbia, cropping up on many rural properties and Indigenous lands as group gatherings and tourists promise to return now that the pandemic is receding.
The Rounds Table is a free regular podcast hosted by Healthy Debate. Its purpose is to provide an informative and irreverent discussion of new research from major medical journals. Each week it explores topics from the latest medical research.