Knowing your right drug mix can save your life: just ask your DNA
Mar18

Knowing your right drug mix can save your life: just ask your DNA

Would you get on an airplane if you knew it crashed once a week? So why would you take drugs that could kill you? On March 17th, my health journalist friend, Carolyn Abraham, published a landmark article about pharmacogenetics in the Globe and Mail. Quoting Abraham, “Adverse drug reactions kill more than 10,000 Canadians every year, put about 200,000 people in the hospital and cost the health system an estimated $13-billion.” Do the...

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The Science of Anger
Feb25

The Science of Anger

Honoured to be featured in this month’s Good Housekeeping on the way anger affects your health and what you can do about it. Most everything we do and feel affects our bodies and minds. In this first of many GH’s new series, “The Science of…,” Bill Howatt, Ph.D, and I explain some of life’s most impactful experiences so we can be our healthiest and happiest. First up: this universal emotional force…ANGER. It is a physical reaction to...

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The Doctor Will See You Now, and By The Way – It’s You. | TEDx Collingwood
Feb01

The Doctor Will See You Now, and By The Way – It’s You. | TEDx Collingwood

The impending crush of the ‘grey tsunami’ will be the single largest threat to our traditional healthcare system. Draining health resources from a sick and frail population will paralyze our health system. We have no option but to teach people how to care of themselves and take advantage of technology to enable them to do so. The future healthcare model needs to be focused on disease prevention, which means we need to become more...

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If I Were Trump’s Doctor…
Jan31

If I Were Trump’s Doctor…

While my practice is focused mainly on C suite and other high net worth clients, I’ve sometimes wondered what the most powerful people in the world do for their medical check-up given their access to people, services and money. Then came Trump. To say I was underwhelmed by the physical examination of President Donald Trump would be an understatement. The report by the official Physician to the President, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny...

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Doing more for Mental Resiliency than Let’sTalk again this year
Jan31

Doing more for Mental Resiliency than Let’sTalk again this year

Do more for Mental Resiliency than Talk It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day 2018 and today, I am joining the conversation again – this time with personal action suggestions to guide you in developing stronger mental resiliency. When we are mentally resilient, we are better equipped to ward off mental illness. Last year I wrote about focusing on “Walking Our Bell’s Let’s Talk Campaign”. Check it out if you’d like to review what you can do...

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