Category Archives: Burnaby Division of Family Practice

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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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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Celebrate Move for Health day: Walk With Your Doc!

To celebrate Move for Health Day in Burnaby on Tuesday, May 10th, I’ll be presenting a talk, “We Were Made to Move” at 1 pm at the Edmonds Community Centre (at 4585 Albert St, Burnaby) and again at 5:45 pm … Continue reading

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Achieve your potential in health

  When we think about health, many consider it from the negative. The focus is on symptoms, injuries, illness or disease. Many approach their healthcare the same way. They see a doctor or other healthcare provider mainly for the treatment … Continue reading

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What do you know about heart failure?

What do you know about heart failure? If you’re like most people, not enough. In fact, it is believed that most people who have heart failure are not even aware of it. It is estimated that 30% of those who … Continue reading

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What you should know about blood pressure

Have you checked your blood pressure in the past year? Do you know your numbers? High blood pressure – or hypertension – is an extremely common condition. When unrecognized or untreated it can cause catastrophic effects in your body. To … Continue reading

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