Author Archives: Davidicus Wong

About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.

Make Time for Your Bucket List

My community centre, gym and pool are busiest these first few weeks of the year. It’s time to take up a sport, learn a new language or sign up for a course, and if you’ve enjoyed some extra calories over … Continue reading

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With Each New Year, Review the Old One

When we’re young, New Year’s Eve is another good reason to have a party but as we age, it may no longer seem such a big deal – just another night signifying the passage of time. The new calendar can … Continue reading

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Have yourself a mindful holiday season

I wonder if Santa knows how many adults dread Christmas. Mrs. Claus certainly does; she manages the North Pole and their social calendar. We are definitely stressed by the debt of spending, the busyness of doing everything that needs to … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Gratitude

My dad was born during the Great Depression in Cumberland, near Courtney and Comox on Vancouver Island. He lost his father in early childhood, and his mother was left with six children to raise on her own. Though she was … Continue reading

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What you need to know about high blood pressure

On Monday, August 21st at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the Tommy Douglas Metrotown Library in Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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Healthy Physical Activity . . . One of the 4 Foundations of Self-Care

In celebration of Burnaby’s Move for Health Day this Wednesday, May 10th, join our family doctors and community members of every age for the Burnaby Division of Family Practice’s 2nd annual Walk With Your Doc. I’ll be presenting a free … Continue reading

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Your Story and How You See Yourself: Implications for Personal (and Global) Wellbeing

  On Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place in Vancouver as part of the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s public presentation series. My topic: Going Beyond Old Stories … Continue reading

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