Category Archives: Self-care

Your Happiness and the Value of Goals

The stage of the musical, Frozen at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California. It’s the time of the year when I’ll be expecting patients coming in with new goals to improve their health. Many will be keen on starting a … Continue reading

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How Do You See the Stress in Your Life?

Stress is part of every human life, but it’s not necessarily bad. Positive stress motivates us to change, get things done, learn and grow. Without the gentle wake up calls from Mom and Dad, my kids may not have made … 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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Your Heart: What Have You Done for It Lately?

We all play favourites. We look at the attractive, we hang out with the most fun, and we take for granted the reliable and dependable in our lives that are always there day after day. What is your favourite organ? … Continue reading

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Empowering Patients with Knowledge

When you think about the work of your family physician, you probably envision the one-on-one care he or she gives to each individual patient. It may be a clinic, hospital or – more rarely – home visit. That still remains … Continue reading

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What you need to know about diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. So raise your awareness of this common condition by correcting these five common myths. Myth #1: I don’t need to worry about diabetes. Diabetes is a very common condition. The prevalence of diabetes in adults … Continue reading

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Become empowered in your own healthcare

At some time, we will each play the role of the patient. In the 1991 film, The Doctor, William Hurt plays an arrogant physician who gets a taste of his own medicine when he is diagnosed with cancer. His experience … Continue reading

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