Update: watch the clip with Joe’s intro and commentary here!

Joel Haslam, the host-producer of CTV’s Regional Contact, e-mailed me:

Hi Melissa,

Here’s your “heads up.” Your story is airing this coming Monday April 4 on the 6pm and 11:30pm news.  It will also be posted online with a link to your contact info and website.  You may see a “promo” for your story airing over the weekend.  Take care and thanks again.


IMG_0141Huzzah! Handspring time!

I’m working at GMH today, so please let me know if you get to see me on the news, seeing patients, or writing with my dog Roxy. Thank you so much to Joel, Jeff, and CTV for this wonderful opportunity.

The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back will be available on April 21st in paperback and e-book formats.

You can pre-order the e-book at a special price of $5.99 (normal price $9.99). It’s winding its way to the e-shelves of Amazon, Kobo, and Nook, and other e-tailers as we speak.

The trade paperback will be $13.99 U.S./$18.99 Canadian.

I may be able to post the Regional Contact video here, if I get permission.

Thanks! Running off to the ER now! With extreme thanks to Joel, Jeff, and CTV news.

Another update: click on the back pain cover below to go to its book page, which will be updated as the retailers begin to stock it. So far, only Amazon and Kobo have the e-book in preorder for $5.99 (price will rise to $9.99 after its debut April 21st). But if you don’t feel like clicking on the pretty picture, click here for Kobo / Amazon.ca / Amazon.comAmazon UK/International Amazon. Thanks!

Click to buy.

Click to buy.