Humanizing Care: The Critical Illness Recovery Centre
Wednesday December 7th, 2022

“It doesn’t end when they leave the ICU and it doesn’t end when they leave the hospital. It’s our duty to provide that support because their recovery depends on it.” – Dr. Hornstein, Director of the Critical Illness Recovery Centre at the Montreal General Hospital (MUHC). A stay in the ICU can have long-term physical …

Healthy Aging & Preventing Falls
Tuesday November 15th, 2022

“Sleep improves. Appetite improves. Exercise is a stimulant for health, for well-being. Older people complain about many things that can be enhanced through an exercise program.”  – Dr. José Morais, Chief of of the Division of Geriatric Medicine (MUHC) Our guest on Episode 2 an expert on aging and created the Falls Assessment Clinic at …

Mixed Reality – Innovation in Surgery
Tuesday October 25th, 2022

Our guests are two engineers, both recipients of CODE LiFE Research Awards. They are bringing to life a leap in innovation that aims to support and empower heart surgeons and improve outcomes for cardiac surgery patients. Amir Hooshiar, Ph.D., Director of the Surgical Robotics Centre, and Amir Sayadi, a Ph.D. student in Experimental Surgery and Medical …

Nursing – Interview with Chantal Souligny & Ariane Bélanger
Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Super nurses, mandatory overtime, diversity, recruitment and the next generation: nurses have been making the headlines for several months. To address these topics and discuss nurses’ central role in the care provided to our community, we sat down with Chantal Souligny, Director of Nursing at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Ariane Bélanger, Head …

Addiction in Canada – Interview with Dr. Ronald Fraser
Tuesday January 29th, 2019

Can we be addicted to our cellphones, to wine, coffee or even to exercising? What defines an addiction? In this episode of the CODE LiFE podcast, we address the nature of addiction and the reasons why some people may be more at risk. We also discuss alcohol consumption habits, the impact of the legalization of …

An evening with Henry Mintzberg
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

The management of our health care system, the role of our community, and the myths that persist — these are some of the themes addressed by Professor Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, in this live interview with Dr. Phil Gold.

The soothing power of music
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

In his studio at the Montreal General Hospital, music therapist Dany Bouchard uses music to connect with patients of the Mental Health Mission. Through regular sessions, Dany helps access their emotions, patients express their feelings, and open new doors to healing.

Dr. David S. Mulder, a pioneer of our healthcare system
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Thoracic surgeon by day and chief surgeon of the Montreal Canadiens by night, Dr. David S. Mulder has led an impressive career for many decades. Did you know that Dr. Mulder is also largely responsible for reforming the trauma system in Quebec? His contribution to provincial-wide reforms has had a sizeable impact on Quebeckers.

POP: A “happy clinic” for patients awaiting surgery
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Dr. Carli’s POP Clinic at the Montreal General Hospital has a goal: to empower patients and give them a sense of control in the period before surgery. This concept is based on three central pillars: physical activity, nutrition and mental wellbeing.