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.

Mastering Your Emotions

I will be speaking on the topic of finding inspiration on Saturday, March 3rd at Century House 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Century House’s annual Inspiration Day events run from 10 am to 1 pm. Tickets are $8.00 ($6.50 for … Continue reading

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Screening for Adults: What Tests When?

Most adults don’t know all the screening tests they should be getting and at what age and frequency. Regardless of their presenting concerns, I take a moment to review each patient’s chart before entering the room. I’ll make sure that … Continue reading

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How Words Can Transform Your Life

There is power in words. They have the power to harm or heal. They can incite an uprising or inspire a revolution. The right word at the right time can change the tone of your whole day or alter the … Continue reading

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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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