Category Archives: empowering patients

The Root Cause of the Problems of the World: A Limited Sense of Self

What might be the root cause of the great problems of the world: poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, war, racism, discrimination, hunger and global climate change? I contend that it is a case of mistaken identity: a false sense of self. … Continue reading

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Your Health Depends on Your Relationships

  What determines your health and happiness? We know that it is much more than timely access to a good healthcare system. In the 2009 report of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, only 25 per cent of the health … 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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