From an exodus of family doctors at the start of the pandemic to harnessing AI to transform health care, Unity Health Toronto experts offered insights this week into our rapidly changing world. Here are our top media hits for the week of Sept. 24-30.

Pandemic spurred exodus of Ontario family doctors, study indicates
The Canadian Press on September 26, 2022
Feature of research led by Dr. Tara Kiran

Dr. Tara Kiran speaks with The Canadian Press about her latest research which shows more than 170,000 Ontario patients lost access to a family doctor at the start of the pandemic.

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Is artificial intelligence the pill that health care needs?
Toronto Star on September 26, 2022
Interview with Dr. Tim Rutledge; Feature of work led by Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, Dr. Amol Verma, Dr. Fahad Razak

Dr. Tim Rutledge, Dr. Muhammad Mamdani and Dr. Amol Verma speak with the Toronto Star about how Unity Health is harnessing data and using advanced analytics to revolutionize and transform health care.

Significant number of Indigenous people in Kenora, Ont., experienced racism in past year, new study says
CBC Thunder Bay on September 28, 2022
Feature of research led by Dr. Janet Smylie

Dr. Janet Smylie speaks about data from the latest Our Health Counts survey in Kenora, Ontario, and the need for healthcare providers to take Indigenous cultural safety training.

Why is the U.S.’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine different than Canada’s — and is it better?
The Globe and Mail on September 27, 2022
Interviews with Dr. Fahad Razak, Dr. Anna Banerji

Dr. Fahad Razak and Dr. Anna Banerji answer frequently asked questions about the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine in The Globe and Mail.

Take the survey: What are your priorities for primary care?
Healthy Debate on September 29, 2022
Opinion piece by Dr. Tara Kiran

Dr. Tara Kiran imagines a better primary care system for all Canadians in a piece penned for Healthy Debate promoting her recently launched Our Care survey.

Low-carb vegan diet shows similar health benefits to vegetarian diet, study shows
Medical Xpress on September 27, 2022
Feature of research led by Dr. David Jenkins

A low-carb vegan diet has the same health effects as a vegetarian diet, but at a much lower cost to the environment, according to new research led by Dr. David Jenkins.