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Screening Tests: What Tests When?

Because a routine physical examination is not covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan in a patient with no symptoms and no known disease, most adults are not aware of all the screening tests they should consider. Screening tests are … Continue reading

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Using Your Family History to Empower You

In my last post, I wrote of the value of knowing your family medical history and discussing with your physician your personal health risks. Again having a bad family history does not condemn you to suffer the same fate. Your … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Family History

Though some illnesses are random and many caused by the way you live your life, your family history can reveal your predisposition to certain conditions. Some people take this to the extreme. If a parent died at a young age, … Continue reading

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