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.

Keys to a Better Hospital Stay

Illnesses and accidents are unpredictable and we can’t always predict when we may end up in a hospital. Here are some tips to prepare and how to maintain a sense of control in the mysterious world of the hospital. PREPARING … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Diabetes

Are you at risk? Risk factors for diabetes: Family history of diabetes A personal history of diabetes in pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome or metabolic syndrome Aboriginal, Hispanic, South Asian, East Asian or African descent Overweight Sedentary High Blood Pressure, High … Continue reading

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The Patient-Doctor Relationship: Making the Most of Every Medical Visit

Prepare for your medical visit by: (1) making a list of your concerns, (2) sharing it with the staff when you call for an appointment, (3) briefly reviewing that listat the beginningof your visit with your doctor and (4) bring a pen and … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics or Bioethics is the application of ethical principles to healthcare Dilemmas arise when these principles conflict. A treatment is considered appropriate if the potential benefits outweigh the potential burdens or harm. Life support (e.g. CPR, artificial feeding and … Continue reading

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Emotional Wellness (Davidicus Wong)

What is Emotional Wellness? A deep sense of meaning and purpose, an abiding sense of peace, the ability to manage the stress and transitions of life, awareness of your thoughts and feelings and the ability to manage them.   Why … Continue reading

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Healthy Relationships (Davidicus Wong)

  Why relationships matter Social support from friends, family and partners are key to your emotional health and resilience. Harmony in the home is essential to your wellbeing. Loving friends and family support your health. Conflicts at home, work or … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating (by Davidicus Wong)

  The Empowered Patient: Healthy Eating Canada’s Food Guide indicates the recommended servings per day for each of the 4 food groups: Vegetables and fruit Grain products Milk and alternatives Meat and alternatives We require a small amount of oils … Continue reading

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