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.

Free Public Health Talks for 2020: The Empowering Patients Program

The Empowering Patients Free Public Talks for 2020 with Dr. Davidicus Wong   Monday, February 3rd, 2020 The Keys to Positive Change Tommy Douglas Library in the Edmonds neighbourhood   Monday, February 24th, 2020  The Patient-Doctor Relationship Bob Prittie Library … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Give

  The perfect gift is the one most needed. This season, consider four gifts that we often take for granted. Mobility and Physical Independence Unable to stand or walk without crutches, I’ve been dependent on my family these past two … Continue reading

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Why I Still Believe in Santa

We live in an age of disbelief.  In a season traditionally of reverence and celebration, in recent years some may have found under their Christmas trees, Richard Dawkins’ book,“The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great (subtitled “How … Continue reading

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The Fast Choice is Rarely the Healthy Choice – for Your Relationships, Emotions and Body

As an intern in my twenties coming off a night of call with the weight of the hospital off my shoulders, I would crave for a hashbrown and Sausage McMuffin on my way home to sleep. Though my hunger was … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and the Power of Appreciation

What’s your favourite holiday? If you ask kids this month, they are likely to answer “Hallowe’en!” Mine is Thanksgiving. Like Christmas, it’s a time we can gather with our loved ones and express appreciation for one another, but unless you’re … Continue reading

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The Privilege and Joy of Parenting

Fathers Day is not just a day to honour our dads (My own dad is my role model for kindness, generosity and resilience); it’s a time to remember the privilege and joy of being a parent. This month, as my … Continue reading

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Remembering and Honouring Our Mothers

Visiting the cemetery each week, reminds me of what matters most in life. When we remember whom we have loved and lost, and recognize that all lives – even our own – will someday come to an end, the multitude … Continue reading

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