Category Archives: Preventive Health

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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5 Myths About Blood Pressure

On Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the McGill Library 4595 Albert Street in North Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice … 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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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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Are you at risk for heart disease?

Are you at risk for heart disease? The simple answer is yes. We all are. As we age, so do our blood vessels. With advancing years, plaque accumulates within the arteries that supply the heart muscle (causing angina and heart … Continue reading

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Misreading your blood pressure: 6 ways we go wrong

Once we’ve established that you’re breathing and you have a pulse, your blood pressure is a crucial vital sign. Even when you’re feeling well, that number can determine if you’re at risk for a stroke, heart attack, heart and kidney … Continue reading

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