Category Archives: Empowering Healthcare

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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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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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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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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