Being your own primary care provider
Jun30

Being your own primary care provider

When I started practicing almost 30 years ago, I realized all the nursing home patients were there because they didn’t know how to take care of themselves properly throughout their adult lives which resulted in disability and disease in later life. Not much has changed since 1988; here we are, at the beginning of the grey tsunami. Chronic disease is on the rise and there are not enough physicians to support the traditional disease...

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“Alternative Facts” to the Cause of Heart Disease
Feb09

“Alternative Facts” to the Cause of Heart Disease

Proposing alternative facts is quite common in many areas of medicine. There are scientists who debate on how to interpret research results as they develop. Given February is Heart and Stroke Month, I wanted to share my life journey lessons with you on the cause(s) of heart disease. In 1986, as a second year medical student at the University of Toronto, we completed our studies in Cardiology. We had great teachers, many of whom, I...

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions by retraining your brain
Jan13

Keeping New Year’s resolutions by retraining your brain

Committing to a New Year’s resolution challenges my ego every December. I tell myself, “I can do better this year.” Innately, I know the odds of ‘failing’ on my resolution are high, (as they say) but I’m determined to think differently in 2017. I’m attributing my change in mindset to a chance meeting with Dr. Bill Howatt, an expert in behavioural change. He taught me that I can ‘succeed’ so long as I begin to develop micro-behavioural...

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Are you a “Weekend Warrior”?
Jan13

Are you a “Weekend Warrior”?

In a study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, researchers in England found that “Weekend warriors” — adults who perform the recommended amount of 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity in one or two sessions per week — were found to have a risk of death from all causes about 30 per cent lower than inactive adults. To give you some context, moderate intensity activity would cause you...

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Video: Is Zika Coming to a City Near You? Get Out Your DEET!
Jul19

Video: Is Zika Coming to a City Near You? Get Out Your DEET!

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Is Zika Coming to a City Near You? Get Out Your DEET!
Jul19

Is Zika Coming to a City Near You? Get Out Your DEET!

Two viruses worry me this summer and they are carried by mosquitoes. One remains a constant worry, the West Nile virus. And the other is the Zika virus. Both viruses cause significant harm to humans. Therefore, as we head into the summer months and travel north or south, make sure to take out the bug spray. It’s your protection from getting bitten by a mosquito that may be carrying the virus. Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2 and lactic...

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