Tag Archives: Burnaby Division of Family Practice

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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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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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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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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The long term relationship that’s vital to your heart . . . and every other organ in your body

During the month of Valentine’s Day, many of us think about our most significant relationships. Young couples think about grand and romantic ways they’ll express their passion; married couples think about the money they’ll save by dining at home. But … 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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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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