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.

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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Caring for the Caregiver

On Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 10 am to 3:30 pm, I’ll be joining a number of other speakers at the Burnaby Seniors Outreach’s Caregiver Expo at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby. For more information, call (604) … Continue reading

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We All Need Inspiration

On Saturday, March 4th at 10 am, I am again honoured to celebrate Inspiration Day with Century House at 640 Eighth Street in the heart of New Westminster. Call (604) 519-1066 for advanced tickets. For only $6, you can enjoy a … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

A young man at the pool asked me, “Why does blood get thicker with age?” After telling him this wasn’t true, I asked where he got the idea. “All the older men in the steam room are on blood thinners.” … Continue reading

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