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Do You Have Osteoporosis?

As I sit down to write this latest article about osteoporosis, I realize that it is actually World Osteoporosis Day, a day that every year, the international campaign is observed to raise awareness about osteoporosis, […]

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Don’t Get Shingles

Last month, my wife complained of an unexplained onset of right-sided chest pain… most severe in the lower rib cage area. I listened to her story and examined her, but I failed to come to […]

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Medical Information

For many of us, especially snowbirds and those without a regular family doctor, the retention of personal health information, medications, laboratory results, imaging details and immunizations is extremely important, yet many do not have such […]

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Drug Reactions

While most prescribed or over-the-counter drugs we may take are meant to help or prevent certain illnesses, there is an ever-increasing problem in the incidence of drug reactions and adverse side-effects, or drug interactions. Each […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Although there are hereditary factors which may determine how healthy our heart will be, there are a number of well-recognized determinants for maintaining a healthy heart as we get older. Those who might already have […]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer

The pandemic has caused a significant impact not just on our medical, diagnostic and surgical needs, but also on the preventive components of our medical care such as immunizations, annual health assessments and screening measures […]

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The Changing Face of Family Practice

Following my university and post-graduate training in family medicine in the mid 60s, I finally achieved my goal of becoming a family physician and establishing my practice in a small community where a general practitioner […]